Registration for The FA People’s Cup 2016 has only been open for a week and it’s already proving popular across the country.
Nearly 4000 people have already signed up for FREE to play in the second-ever People’s Cup since it was launched last Tuesday.
The FA People's Cup
Registration opened: Monday 23 November 2015
First Round: 22-24 January 2016
Categories: Adult Male, Adult Female, U16 Boys, U16 Girls, U14 Boys, U14 Girls, Male Veterans, Female Veterans, Walking Football (Over 50s & mixed), Disability
Click here to find a local heat and register
In partnership with BBC Get Inspired, the aim is eclipse the 30,000 players who competed in the inaugural People’s Cup earlier this year.
And one of the big reasons that The FA and BBC Get Inspired came together to create the nationwide 5-a-side tournament, which runs alongside The Emirates FA Cup, is to boost participation among new and lapsed players.
So if you fancy a stab at People’s Cup glory, tell your friends and get them involved – including the ones that regularly find themselves stuck to the sofa!
It is anticipated that the People’s Cup 2016 will see a rise in the number of girls and women’s teams - with expanded walking and pan-disability competitions as well.
And ahead of the First Round, which takes place on 22-24 January, there will be a series of squad-building events taking place around the country which will enable individuals without existing teams to sign up, meet potential team-mates ahead of the games and talk tactics.
In total, there are ten categories in the competition: Adult Male, Adult Female, U16 Boys, U16 Girls, U14 Boys, U14 Girls, Male Veterans, Female Veterans, Walking Football (Over 50s & mixed) and Disability.