Get Inspired: FA People's Cup Disability Festivals announced

Disability Goalkeeper diving

Disability footballers are taking centre stage during spring as they battle it out to reach Wembley.

Over 30,000 people took part in the first round of the mainstream strand of The FA People's Cup - and now it's disability football's turn to play for a place at the finals in Manchester, after which winners receive tickets to the FA Cup final itself.

The festivals are ideal for lower ability players, and are perfect for anyone who hasn't played before or dusted off their boots in a while.

"The FA has one of the best disability football programmes in the world so it's great to be a part of The People's Cup" says Jeff Davis, Elite Development Manager for Disability Football at The FA.

"Hopefully it will inspire some players to play disability football on a more regular basis."

The festival that have been announced so far are listed below.

VenueDate
Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford20 March 2015
Lincoln Christ Hospital School, Lincoln21 March 2015
Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough23 March 2015
Select Security Stadium, Halton, Widnes28 March 2015
St George's Park, Tatenhill, Burton-On-Trent11 April 2015
Goals Soccer Centre, Plymouth12 April 2015
Penrith Leisure Centre, Cumbria14 April 2015
Harborough Town FC, Market Harborough18 April 2015
DW Powerleague Soccerdome, Pride Park, Derby23 April 2015
Football World, Pontefract Lane, Leeds24 April 2015
Archbishop Beck High School, Liverpool25 April 2015
Newcastle East End FC, Newcastle Upon Tyne25 April 2015
Wellingborough Ogs, Wellingborough25 April 2015
Bucklers Mead Academy, Yeovil 25 April or 2nd May

Registration for the Pan-Disability category is still open to both Individuals and Teams.

If you are interested in registering please email peoplescup@thefa.com with the festival location you would like to attend.

If you have already registered for the disability festivals, the organisers will be in touch as festival venues are confirmed.

Disability Footballer running

The festivals promise to be a great day of football with people playing for a chance to be nominated to represent their area at the FA People's Cup final in Manchester on Bank Holiday Monday, May 25 2015.

The winning teams will be invited to the FA Cup Final at Wembley to receive their FA People's Cup trophy on May 30 2015.

There are more festivals to be announced so please continue to check TheFA.com for more news.