With EE connecting Wembley Stadium for four years now, we see lots of the great work The FA do to make football accessible for all, and the The FA People’s Cup is a great example. It’s a small-sided football competition which welcomes male, female and disability players across 18 categories – ranging from U14s through to veterans (over-35s).
It’s completely free to enter and the 2018 finals will take place at St George’s Park, England’s national football centre with the winners lifting the trophy at Wembley Stadium connected by EE.
Make sure you sign up before 18th February, so you don’t miss out.
In 2017 there were trophies up for grabs in eight different categories – and there was plenty of excitement along the way.
Kingston Select were the first winners of the afternoon, in the U14 Girls category, as they defeated Elita 5s 4-2 in the final.
They were quickly followed by Sproatley Juniors who won the U14 Boys category in dramatic fashion. They drew 4-4 with Rovers FC before edging their opponents 4-3 on penalties.
Cedarsfield romped to a 7-1 win over Bromley Green Valiants in the Youth Disability final while Aston Villa were comfortable 4-0 victors over Aylestone Park in the Female Disability category.
The Walking Football title went to a jubilant Wokingham UB50 courtesy of a 3-1 defeat of Leeds Titans.
Filthy Fellas were triumphant in the Higher Education Male category, with Wockey FC beating Nottingham Medics on penalties in the Female category after an incredible 3-3 draw.
Meanwhile unbeaten Liberties Vets won the Veterans Male title for the second year in a row.