Engaging a nation

The nation's biggest five-a-side football festival

This year will be the first time that England has hosted senior international tournament football since 1996 and we’re looking forward to recreating the sense of unity and excitement of EURO ’96 during the summer of 2020.

To achieve this, The FA has developed a national participation programme, THE FA FIVES, aimed at increasing engagement in UEFA EURO 2020 and ensuring the tournament experience and excitement is felt right across England.

Our vision for the Programme is to engage the nation in UEFA EURO 2020 through an inclusive and accessible football participation event that offers multiple touchpoints up and down the country.

The nation's biggest five-a-side football festival

The campaign is a great opportunity to build on the success of The FA People’s Cup in recent years and create a fun celebration of the grassroots game in the immediate lead up to UEFA EURO 2020.

THE FA FIVES is the nation’s largest and most inclusive small-sided football festival, free to enter and played in 5-a-side format over three rounds:

 2 & 3 May 2020  Round One  100+ events nationwide
 30 & 31 May 2020  Regional finals   5 locations across England 
 12 - 13 June 2020   National finals  London

It involves up to 5,000 teams and over 35,000 participants across 15 categories:

  • Adult Male
  • Adult Female
  • Male Veterans (35yr+)
  • Female Veterans (35yr+)
  • Female Walking Football (40yr+)
  • Mixed Walking Football (50yr+)
  • Adult Disability Premiership
  • Adult Disability Championship
  • Adult Disability League
  • Adult Disability Female
  • Adult Disability Youth
  • Under-16 Male
  • Under-16 Female
  • Under-14 Male
  • Under-14 Female

THE FA FIVES is aligned to UEFA EURO 2020 tournament milestones and branding, whilst being promoted nationally by The FA in partnership with BBC Sport. It offers organisations the opportunity to apply for a Sport England EURO 2020 Legacy Small Grants should they choose to deliver an associated legacy project impacting on specific target audiences and linked to an FA FIVES Round One event.

Teams and players can sign-up to play in THE FA FIVES  from 4 March 2020,which is exactly 100 days before UEFA EURO 2020 kicks off. Follow the link below:

Sign up for THE FA FIVES

Contact details

THE FA FIVES programme is funded by DCMS and delivered by The FA in partnership with BBC Sport. Limelight Sports Ltd is The FA’s appointed delivery agency and has a dedicated FA FIVES Support Team in place to help with all event-related enquiries.

Please email them below or call them on 020 3865 6972, between 09:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).

Contact THE FA FIVES support team