Join the 25,000 already on The FA People’s Cup romance

Wednesday 11 Feb 2015
YOU could collect The FA People's Cup at Wembley this year
With Valentines in the air, there is still time to share the romance of The FA People’s Cup.  

There has been a staggering 25,000 entries already and you still have six days left to join one of the biggest team participation events ever staged.

The deadline for entries has been extended until midnight on 17 February for a tournament that will see regional heats at more than 100 venues across the country over the weekend on 20-22 February. 

The FA People's Cup

- Small-sided nationwide knockout tournament
- Open to all players of all ages and abilities
- Completely free to enter
- Participants can register as teams or individuals
- Winners collect trophy at Wembley Stadium

Run in partnership between The FA, the BBC Get Inspired initiative and the country’s leading small-sided football providers, it is open to all – existing teams or individual players who will get the opportunity to come together and form teams on the day.

Kelly Simmons, The FA’s Director of the National Game and Women’s Football said: "The FA People’s Cup has all the making of being great spectacle. 

"Based on the number of registrations we have seen already, people have really taken to it. Not only does it connect the oldest domestic club competition in the world with its massive grassroots fan base, it also has the potential to engage more people in playing the game.

"It is open to all - you don’t already need to be part of a team to get involved - individuals who enter can join 'wild card' teams – and once they have registered we will also provide information of where they can get playing football in their local area."

The competition is completely free to enter and welcomes male, female and disability players across ten categories - ranging from U14s through to veterans (over 35s). 


The People's Cup Final trophy will be presented at Wembley on 30 May

It also features the increasingly popular walking football, which caters to those who enjoy playing the beautiful game at a slightly more sedate, but no less competitive pace. 

Once the registration is complete the competition will take place over three rounds. 

After the First Round weekend, there will be with eight regional venues hosting the semi-finals between 24-26 April.

The finals will take place on Bank Holiday Monday 25 May in Manchester, and the winning teams will be invited to The FA Cup Final at Wembley to receive their FA People’s Cup trophy on 30 May. 

Highlights of the finals will be made available to watch on the BBC Get Inspired website. 

Disability Football Finalists will be decided through a series of Football Festivals taking place in March. If you are a disability football team or an individual player interested in being part of The FA People’s Cup Disability Festivals, please email for more information. 

If you are part of a team or an individual and want to get involved in The FA People’s Cup, register your interest by clicking here.

Click here to read the full Terms and Conditions of entry.

If you want to get involved in any form of football, click here to use The FA's search function to find your local club.

By FA Staff