Get Inspired: FA People's Cup Disability Festivals announced
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.
|Woodside Leisure Centre, Watford||20 March 2015|
|Lincoln Christ Hospital School, Lincoln||21 March 2015|
|Redwell Leisure Centre, Wellingborough||23 March 2015|
|Select Security Stadium, Halton, Widnes||28 March 2015|
|St George's Park, Tatenhill, Burton-On-Trent||11 April 2015|
|Goals Soccer Centre, Plymouth||12 April 2015|
|Penrith Leisure Centre, Cumbria||14 April 2015|
|Harborough Town FC, Market Harborough||18 April 2015|
|DW Powerleague Soccerdome, Pride Park, Derby||23 April 2015|
|Football World, Pontefract Lane, Leeds||24 April 2015|
|Archbishop Beck High School, Liverpool||25 April 2015|
|Newcastle East End FC, Newcastle Upon Tyne||25 April 2015|
|Wellingborough Ogs, Wellingborough||25 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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.