FA People's Cup 2017: sign up for five-a-side tournament before 19 February deadline

The FA People's Cup is back - sign up NOW!

The FA People's Cup 2017 is nearly here!

The first round of matches in our national five-a-side competition kicks off on the weekend of 25-26 February, but you can still get involved and have a chance of lifting a trophy at the FA Cup final in May.

The deadline for signing up - either as a team or as an individual - is midnight on Sunday,19 February, so there's not much more time to join more than 5,000 teams of all ages and abilities, playing for glory, or just for fun!

Who is it for?

Gary Lineker invites you to take part in the People's Cup

The FA People's Cup welcomes male, female and disability players across 16 categories - ranging from under-14s to veterans (over-35s). It also features the increasingly popular walking football, which caters for those who enjoy playing the beautiful game at a slightly more sedate pace.

It is open to established five-a-side teams as well as individuals, so if you have been looking for an excuse to get back into football, this is for you.

Click here to sign up for the 2017 FA People's Cup.

The FA People's Cup - categories
U14 (male)
U14 (female)
U16 (male)
U16 (female)
Adults (male)
Adults (female)
Higher Education (male)
Higher Education (female)
Veterans (over-35s, male)
Veterans (over-35s, female)
Walking (50+ and mixed)
Disability (youth mixed)
Disability Premiership (male)
Disability Championship (male)
Disability Division One (male)
Disability (female)

The BBC will be following the competition every step of the way - and entrants should not be surprised if they spot a few celebrity teams lining up in opposition. BBC cameras will be visiting different venues throughout to capture the action.

How does it work?

Players can register as part of an established team or as an individual who can join 'wildcard' teams that are formed before the tournament begins.

The competition will take place over three rounds. The first round will be on the weekend of 25-26 February. Teams that progress beyond round one will qualify for regional semi-finals on 25-26 March, with the grand finals to follow on 30 April & 1 May.

Disability players who want to take part can do so by emailing info@thefapeoplescup.com with their name, location, details of disability and contact details to receive more information on local venues.

Have a look at the terms & conditions and if you want to brush up on the five-a-side rules, download the FA SSF Laws of the Game.

Highlights of the FA People's Cup will be available to watch right here at BBC Get Inspired throughout the tournament.

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