Here are a series of questions and answers for THE FA FIVES Event Hosts.
Everything you need to know about hosting an FA FIVES event
THE FA FIVES programme
An FA FIVES Event Host must:
- Have relevant experience and capacity to organise the management of the Round One FA FIVES event for all or selected categories (see our guidance pack for more information)
- Be able to provide full contact details for yourselves as Event Host. Contact and facility details must also be provided for the host venue, as well as for the sessions being offered (per category)
- Agree to promote their FA FIVES event through the Event Host’s available marcomms channels and networks. Guidance on how to promote your FA FIVES event will be made available through scheduled webinars, email communications and a digital toolkit
- Agree to the Service Level Agreement (SLA) which includes all relevant health and safety laws and The FA’s Covid-19 and safeguarding policies
- Ensure all FA FIVES sessions are booked in at the venue using the venue’s normal internal booking procedures
- Have a dedicated person (an FA FIVES Event Director) as the lead for your FA FIVES event. The details of this person need to be provided during the registration process
- Have a dedicated Covid-19 Officer and nominated safeguarding officer available at your Round One event (this can be and FA FIVES Event Host)
- Fully brief all venue staff members to be able to deal with any FA FIVES queries in the lead-up to – and during – the Round One weekend
- Display branding provided by The FA prominently at the venue on the agreed event dates
- Ensure all officiating referees are FA-qualified and wearing consistent apparel (where possible)
- Submit all results from your event on the same day, via The FA’s Events Platform
In short, this is your opportunity to be part of the the 60th anniversary of the UEFA European Championships.
You will be involved in creating and delivering England’s largest and most inclusive small-sided football festival.
|3 March 2021||Participant sign-up launches|
|22 April 2021||Participant sign-up deadline|
|7 - 9 May 2021||Round One weekend (nation-wide)|
|5 & 6 June 2021||Regional Finals weekend (five locations across England)|
|From 11 June 2021||National Finals in London|
There are 15 playing categories:
1. Adult Male
2. Adult Female
3. Male Veterans (35yr+)
4. Female Veterans (35yr+)
5. Female Walking Football (40yr+)
6. Mixed Walking Football (50yr+)
7. Adult Disability Premiership
8. Adult Disability Championship
9. Adult Disability League
10. Adult Disability Female
11. Adult Disability Youth
12. Under-16 Male
13. Under-16 Female
14. Under-14 Male
15. Under-14 Female
The FA and their delivery agency Limelight Sports Ltd will support FA FIVES Event Hosts throughout the lead-up to, and during the event.
THE FA FIVES support team is contactable below and you can call them on 020 3865 6972, between 09:00 and 17:30 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays).
The type of support offered will be:
- FA FIVES event guides and webinars will be provided to assist all FA FIVES Event Hosts. These will cover how to market and promote an FA FIVES event, plan your FA FIVES event, deliver your FA FIVES event and use The FA's digital tools
- Branded digital and physical assets will be provided to promote and brand your FA FIVES event
- Limelight Sports will seek potential exposure for your event through The FA and BBC channels, as well as local media
Sport England UEFA EURO 2020 Legacy Small Grants Programme
The Programme is linked to Sport England’s existing Small Grants Programme which provides revenue awards to support its ‘Towards an Active Nation Strategy’.
Not-for profit (and for-profit organisations in limited circumstances) can apply for Sport England Small Grants from £300 and £10,000 to deliver programmes that:
- impact on people from lower socio-economic groups (LSEG) and delivered in the top 20% most deprived areas in England
- sustain the participation interest and activity levels generated through THE FA FIVES in local parks and recreational facilities beyond UEFA EURO 2020
When applying, organisations will need to demonstrate how the project has been designed and developed in consultation with the local community in order to support people to become more active.
More information on the Sport England UEFA EURO 2020 Legacy Small Grants Programme is available below:View more information
To help Sport England manage demand, applications for funding will be open during the following windows:
Window 1: Window 1 is now closed.
Window 2: Window 2 is now closed.
Window 3: Open 16 November until 21 December 2020 (for projects starting before FA FIVES Round One). Decision due early February 2021.
Window 4: Open 19 January 2021 until 15 February 2021(for projects starting after FA FIVES Round One). Decision due early April 2021.
More information on the Sport England Legacy Small Grants Programme is available below:View more information
You can also contact Sport England below with questions or by call their funding helpline on 0345 850 8508.Contact Sport England
For more detailed insight on LSEG groups and recreational football please follow the link below to the Football Foundation website:
Not as such. The FA People’s Cup has for several years been England’s largest and most inclusive national mass-participation small-sided football event. It has regularly attracted thousands of teams across three rounds of competition.
However, as one of 12 Host Nations for UEFA EURO 2020, we have an exciting opportunity to take the success of The FA People’s Cup and evolve it into a new event – THE FA FIVES – to coincide with the 60th Anniversary of the UEFA European Championships.
Please contact the THE FA FIVES support team 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