Get Inspired: The FA People's Cup calls Full Time

A team celebrating winning the competition by holding up a cup
CP Football winners, West Midland CP

The FA People's Cup came to an end at a massive day-long event in Manchester yesterday.

Over 50 five-a-side teams of men, women, girls and boys all spent their bank holiday defending their places in the tournament for the last time.

Teams from 11 categories played off until a winner emerged from each to with the coveted prize of FA Cup Final tickets. The winning teams will not only be invited spectators to the event at Wembley, they will also be named FA People's Cup winners during half time at the match.

The Finals took place in North Manchester where they were joined by Nick Bright who will present a highlights programme of the finals to be aired on 6 June on the Red Button, 1930 -2030 & 0100-0200 and on iPlayer afterwards.

Nick Bright with Get Inspired crew
Nick Bright with the Get Inspired crew

When players and spectators where not engrossed in the matches, they were treated to some special guests such as Blue Peter and Kickabout presenter, Radzi Chinyanganya; commentary from 5Live's very own Seth Bennett; and both the actual Women's and the Men's FA Cups.

Participants were even treated to the actual BBC Sport FA Cup set that will now make it's way down to Wembley ready for Saturday's action.

Radzi Chinyanganya with the Women's and Men's FA Cups
Radzi with the Womens and the Men's FA Cups on the BBC Sport FA Cup set

Stars from new CBeebies show Footy Pups came along as Rachel Yankey and Pickles gave footy skills workshops to the mini-spectators in the crowd.

Pickles and a line of children in front of a football goal
Pickles and Rachel Yankey teach the next generation of footballers some skills
Rachel Yankey teaches a group of young children some football skills

Former FA Cup winning player with Everton, Joe Royle, stopped by to wish the finalists well while Robbie Savage and Gary Lineker also made guest appearances in the form of large cut outs to help players practice their form.

Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage cut outs
Gary Lineker and Robbie Savage at the FA People's Cup finals

Catch the day as it happened on the live text commentary of the final, and watch the FA Cup final next week to see our winners receive their much deserved awards.

Thank you to everyone who played throughout the tournament for making it not only one of the UK's biggest five-a-side competitions, but by far the most fun and best!

Walking Football winners, Codnor FC
Walking Football winners, Codnor FC
Under 14 Girls winners, AFC Kempton
Under 14 Girls winners, AFC Kempton
Under 14 Boys winners, G4G FC
Under 14 Boys winners, G4G FC
Veteran Football winners, Canaries Allstars
Veteran Football winners, Canaries Allstars
Under 16 Girls winners
Under 16 Girls winners, Cambridge United
Under 16 Boys winners posing with cup
Under 16 Boys winners, ARD7
Disability Football winners, Manchester Amputees
Disability Football winners, Manchester Amputees
Adult Women's winners, Liverpool Feds
Adult Women's winners, Liverpool Feds
Adult Men's winners, Prize Hunters
Adult Men's winners, Prize Hunters