FA Peoples Cup Final

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6 BIRMINGHAM TEAMS BATTLE FOR FA PEOPLE’S CUP FINAL HONOURS

  • Sheffield plays host to the finals on Sunday as part of Sport Relief weekend
  • 90 teams remain, across 11 categories with Emirates FA Cup Final tickets as prize
  • Record 35,000 individual entries across 4,300 teams
  • 6 finalists hail from Birmingham County FA

March 18, Sheffield – Football’s largest ever mass participation tournament, The FA People’s Cup reaches its pinnacle on Sunday as part the Sport Relief weekend.

Small-sided provider Goals in Sheffield plays host to the 90 teams will battle it out for the honour of being 2016 champions across 11 categories ranging from under 14s to veterans - also including disability and walking football tournaments.

Representing Birmingham teams have made it to the finals – these are:

Solihull Moors FC (U16)
Sky Blues In The Community (U16)
Wolfies (Female veterans)
Sandwell Academy (U14 Boys)
Sandwell Academy (U16 Girls)
Beechcroft Red (Walking Football)

A record 35,000 people entered the tournament back in January comprising a staggering 4,300 teams. Round one featured over 2,000 hours of action across 130 venues with 400 teams going forward to the regional finals across eight venues.

Pete Ackerley, The FA’s Head of Participation said: “The FA People’s Cup brings the delights of knock-out football to everyone – and the sheer volume of people who entered shows the tournament’s appeal.

“We established People’s Cup to reignite a passion for the game among those who may have lapsed – and we have clearly achieved that. Across the country there are now more varied opportunities to play football than ever before – and anyone inspired by the People’s Cup should visit The FA’s Play football information at http://www.thefa.com/play-football to find out what is out there locally.”

The People’s Cup has been followed every step by BBC Get Inspired. Highlights from the semi-final action are available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03kfrlw and the coverage from the final will available on iPlayer and the red button from Monday 21st March  

And in addition to getting people back into the sport, People’s Cup is also a wonderful platform to raise funds for Sport Relief. To donate £5 text CUP to 70005. Texts cost £5 plus your standard network message charge. 100% of your donation will go to Sport Relief. You must be 16 or over and please ask the ill payer’s permission. For full terms and conditions and more information go to bbc.co.uk/sportrelief

For more information about the FA People’s Cup contact Tony Snow on 0800 169 1863 Ext. 4879 or email anthony.snow@thefa.com.