The FA People's Cup

The FA People's Cup kicks off across country with first-round weekend

Monday 27 Feb 2017
The first round of The FA People's Cup 2017 took place over three days this weekend

The FA People's Cup began over the weekend, with over 150 venues hosting first round games across the country.

With a record number of players and teams involved in the 2017 competition, it was a busy few days as teams battle it out for semi-final spots at the next stage.

In the 16 different categories, there were over 6000 teams involved comprising of more than 40,000 players and fans were able to follow some of the action through social media on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat as a simple search for #PeoplesCup proves.

And it was a memorable few days for all of those involved, regardless of whether they managed to progress or not.

For instance, the venue at Shoreditch in east London saw 24 girls teams involved on Saturday alone, more than any other venue.


Each day in the first round saw the teams involved compete in a group stage, before progressing to the knock-out rounds and then the deciding games at each venue.

From there, 545 teams and an estimated 3800 players emerged successful to seal their place in the semi-finals, where they will compete at eight venues later this month, across the weekend of 24-26 March.

You can continue to follow The FA People's Cup in partnership with BBC Get Inspired, over the next few weeks via the @FA and @BBCGetInspired Twitter accounts, as well as @EmiratesFACup on Instagram. Search #PeoplesCup to find content from there.

By FA Staff