Rio Ferdinand, Tournament Ambassador
"If having the chance to watch England on home soil this summer wasn’t exciting enough, people all over the country can now dust off their boots and get involved in a football festival of their own...one that’s completely free to enter and has provision for so many different people, regardless of their ability or background"
Promoted in partnership with BBC Sport, THE FA FIVES is your chance to join thousands of people all over England to be part of this summer’s UEFA EURO 2020.
In its 60th anniversary year, the 2020 edition of the UEFA EUROs is being hosted across 12 nations between 12 June and 12 July 2020. Wembley Stadium is hosting seven matches in total, including the semi-finals and final.
But before the tournament kicks-off, THE FA FIVES will stage this country’s biggest and most inclusive five-a-side festival to date. Free to enter and with 15 different football categories on offer (see below), everyone can play their part.
All FA FIVES events are open to spectators, so even if you don’t take an active part, come along to watch the action unfold.
The fun starts on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May with FA FIVES Round One events at over 120 venues across the country. Over 5,000 teams and up to 50,000 players will be looking to progress to one of the five festival-style Regional Finals on the weekend of 30 & 31 May.
Then the big prize awaits. The regional winners will head for Wembley itself. That’s because the National Finals will be played in front of the world-famous stadium on the opening weekend of UEFA EURO 2020 (Friday 12 and Saturday 13 June).
And even if your team doesn’t make it through, you’re still a winner. That’s because every team who plays in Round One will be in with a chance of winning UEFA EURO 2020 tickets for England’s first group game at Wembley Stadium. Get in!
THE FA FIVES categories:
- Adult Male (aged 16+)
- Adult Female (16+)
- Male Veterans (35+)
- Female Veterans (35+)
- Female Walking Football (40+)
- Walking Football Mixed (50+) Adult Male Disability League (16+)
- Adult Male Disability Premiership (16+)
- Adult Male Disability Championship (16+)
- Adult Female Disability (16+)
- Youth Disability (11 to 16)
- Under-14 male
- Under-14 female
- Under-16 male
- Under-16 female