Northumberland FA can today confirm that the Techflow Marine Senior Cup first round draw will be held on BBC Newcastle.
The draw will commence on the Total Sport programme which starts on Thursday (27th) September at 5:30pm with 11 teams from the region going into the hat.
Last year Newcastle United U23 took home the trophy with a 3-1 win at St James' Park over then Northern League side Morpeth Town who enjoyed a successful county cup campaign - beating Blyth Spartans 8-0 at Craik Park along the way to reaching the final.
The first round of this year's competition will take place on or before Saturday 27th October 2018. Teams that qualify this year are: Alnwick Town, Ashington, Bedlington Terriers, Blyth Spartans, Heaton Stannington, Morpeth Town, Newcastle Benfield, Newcastle United U23, North Shields, West Allotment Celtic and Whitley Bay.