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Summary

  1. It's the people's version of the FA Cup
  2. Knockout competition with three rounds
  3. 35,000+ people taking part across 10 categories
  4. Highlights of the first-round on the red button at 13:00 GMT on Saturday, 30 January

Live Reporting

By Nick Crowther, Genny Cotroneo and Simone Stewart

All times stated are UK

Get involved

We'll be back

#PeoplesCup

And that's it for our coverage from today....but we'll be back tomorrow morning that you can find here.

We'll have a catch-up of today's action - so keep sending in your photos, stories, results and the like - and plenty from Sunday's action.

Here's a reminder of what's in store:

Sunday, 24 January

10.30am Kick Off

  • U14 Girls
  • U16 Girls

2pm Kick Off

  • Male Veterans (35+)
  • Walking Football - Mixed (50+)

FULL-TIME

#PeoplesCup

Nelson Kumah

BBC Get Inspired

Here are a few results in from the adult men's games in Portsmouth:

  • AC Southsea 0-5 Liquid Buzzards 5

  • Cobden FC 1-4 FC Gosport

  • Liquid Buzzards 5-0 Friday Yellows

  • Pentagon (54321) 0-2 AC Southsea

  • Cobden FC 1-2 Liquid Buzzards

  • AC Southsea 0-3 FC Gosport

  • Crippled Crusaders II 5-0 Wiggles Wanderers

  • African Republic 3-5 AC Me Rollin

  • AC Me Rollin 1-5 BAE FC

  • Wiggles Wanderers 3-1 African Republic

  • African Republic 3-1 Crippled Crusaders II

Twitter account worth following...

#PeoplesCup

Got a selfie with The cup? Get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Good luck for tomorrow guys!

#PeoplesCup

It'll be the turn of under-14 and under-16 girls, the male veterans and walking football teams on Sunday.

Our walking football team are making their way to @goals_hull this Sunday to take part in the @FA #PeoplesCup with @bbcgetinspired #Round1

Good luck to teams of Wiltshire #WalkingFootball who are taking part in @FA #PeoplesCup at Bristol & Reading on Sunday #WiltsProud @tvnorton

Good luck to all Devon sides taking part in @FA #PeoplesCup @goals_plymouth this weekend in U14-Vets competitions #devonfootball #devon567s

Strike a pose

#PeoplesCup

Boiler Room Ladies FC  showing us their acrobatic skills after their game today at London City. 

Has your team got any clever poses? 

Boiler Room Ladies
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Keep your pictures coming in - we'll be using more of them in tomorrow's live text commentary.

Round one action updates

#PeoplesCup

The adult men's games are in full swing up and down the country....

The @FA #PeoplesCup is underway here @goals_dudley. Some good first games taking place. @bbcgetinspired
The @FA #PeoplesCup is underway here @goals_dudley. Some good first games taking place. @bbcgetinspired

The @FA #PeoplesCup is underway here @goals_dudley. Some good first games taking place. @bbcgetinspired

HucknallBowmanFC are the early favourites to win Round 1 of the #PeoplesCup. Defeating their latest opponents 7-0.

HucknallBowmanFC are the early favourites to win Round 1 of the #PeoplesCup. Defeating their latest opponents 7-0.

Get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Watch the action from the FA People's Cup

Coming soon

Highlights from this weekends' first round will be available to watch on the BBC next week. 

Catch it on the Red Button at 13:00 on Saturday, 30 January after Football Focus. It will then be available on iPlayer for a month.

crew interviewing man by football pitch
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Camera operator filming the FA cup
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back of BBC camera operator filming a 5-a-side game
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Greg Dyke and Nick Bright being filmed on 5-a-side pitch
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The men's tournament is well underway...

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

Big challenges and 'worldies' (we're reliable informed that means world-class goals) flying in all over the place!

Football action
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Football
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A questionable bag of snacks

We're not sure whether the sports nutritionists will be approving this selection...

Questionable snacks for FA People's Cup
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Friendly rivalry

#PeoplesCup

BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Xtra and BBC Asian Network are in action today playing against each other. 

Lets hope there are no sore losers! 

Asian Network
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radio 1 and 1 xtra
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Who will take home the cup?

#PeoplesCup

The FA Cup is in Portsmouth today and will be in Vauxhall tomorrow. 

FA Cup
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If you get a chance to go and see it send your pictures to us on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk

Another close final!

Adult Ladies in Manchester

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

What is it with me and penalty shoot-outs? 

The final was made up of Liverpool Feds (the overall winners last year) and Manchester Galaxy, who had stood out throughout and played out a tight draw in the group stages....

Walking onto the pitch
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The final!
Pre-match handshake
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"Let's have a fair game!"

Like yesterday in Coventry the two sides played out a tense affair with Manchester Galaxy taking the lead with a powerful strike into the top right corner. 

Not to be outdone Liverpool Feds showed their class and equalised with a well-worked team goal leading to a final score of 1-1. 

The two teams in the final.
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Both teams confidently buried their opening two penalties. Taking Manchester Galaxy's third penalty was captain Emily Bradshaw who kept her nerve and put her side 3-2. That's how the score finished as Liverpool struck their remaining penalty over the bar.   

The winning penalty!
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The winning penalty!
Champions
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Champions!

See you in the next round!

Serious faces

#PeoplesCup

We're loving the game faces from Benyon Park who are gearing up for kick-off in Leeds.

Benyon Park ready with their game faces for the #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired @FA

Benyon Park ready with their game faces for the #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired @FA

You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk

Bringing nations together

What's in a name?

When a group of Business Management students from Portsmouth University were deciding what to call their team, they didn't have to go far for inspiration. 

Between them they hail from Nigeria, Libya, Ghana and Zimbabwe so the logical team name was African Republic

group of guys practicing their football techniques
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Africa Republic are taking part in the adult male category in Portsmouth this afternoon. Good luck guys.

Gold and Black army

#PeoplesCup

Ecclesfield Spartan dads are game ready for their match in their extra shiny kit.

Eccsfield Spartans
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 Send your pictures in of your team to us on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk

Maracana in Manchester

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

It's always been a dream of mine to stand on the famous turf of the Maracana...

Goals
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Is Alex getting carried away? ;-)

Double celebrity spot!

#PeoplesCup

Nelson Kumah

BBC Get Inspired

Here's FA People's Cup presenter Nick Bright - who will be presenting our first-round highlights show on the red button next Saturday, 30 January (we'll give precise details a bit later) - with FA Chairman Greg Dyke in Portsmouth.

Nick Bright
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What tactics have your team got?

#PeoplesCup

Interesting stuff here, but what happens if James, Hamish, Louis and Ben all head into the centre at the same time?

tactics
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It goes down to the wire

Football at it's best in this nail-biting finish by the U16 Boys in Coventry

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

And here's Alex's match report from last night.....

It was a dramatic end to the evenings play in Coventry as Stratford Town and Young Fire Old Flame battled out a tough U16 final. 

The two teams edged out Clifford Park Rangers to reach the final.It was always going to be a close game as the teams fought out a tight game in the group stage with Young fire old flame stealing it 2-1. The final looked like the game was destined for the same result as the bigger and stronger Young fire old flame lead with only minutes left. 

However, cometh the hour, cometh the man as Stratford's captain fantastic Callum produced a goal that both Ronaldo and Messi would be proud of. He danced around the tiring opposition as if they weren't there - think of a classic Lionel run before unleashing a vicious Ronqldo-esque strike into the bottom left corner to take the final to a penalty shoot out. 

5-aside law stats that in a tie breaker situation comes down to the best of three penalties before going to sudden death. After a confident penalty shoot out the lads entered sudden death. 

Boldly, Stratford Town chose their keeper to take their forth penalty rather than their remaining outfield player. Were they trying to get into the heads of Young Fire Old Flame? Was the gamble going to pay off?! 

Up stepped the keeper, Jay - who had been trying to get into the oppositions head, think Bruce Grobbelaar or Jerzy Dudek v AC Milan in the 2005 Champions League final - coolly slotted into the bottom left corner.

But could the Jay-of-all-trades become an instant hero and save a penalty to grab a victory?  

After trying to get into the head of the opposition, he brilliantly flung himself to the right and saved the penalty to win the tournament. So like Dudek in Istanbul, his tactics worked and Stratford Town are off to the next round. 

Stratford Town, winners of the U16 tournament in Coventry.
BBC Sport

A big shout out to Joe from Clifford Park Rangers who was the under-16s player of the tournament. He was quality in all four of his games!

Joe the player of the under-16s tournament in Coventry.
BBC Sport

Adult Female results

Some more of our women's winners from this morning...

Our @FURDday female veterans' football team are through to the national finals of the #Peoplescup - in Sheffield on 20th March!

Through to the next round after winning all 6 games!⚽️ #PeoplesCup #AtownLadies #womensfootball #notts

Through to the next round after winning all 6 games!⚽️ #PeoplesCup #AtownLadies #womensfootball #notts

Regionals here we come⚽️⚽️⚽️ @NWAngelsLadies @bbcgetinspired @goalsnorwich #PeoplesCup

We're out but we had a fantastic time taking part in the @FA #PeoplesCup - here's the team that repped today! I

We're out but we had a fantastic time taking part in the @FA #PeoplesCup - here's the team that repped today! I

Tell us how you've done on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Round one Round up: London

#PeoplesCup

East London Ladies A Team beat BUCS Uni 4-2 and are through to the semi finals! Come on East London Ladies!!! 🎊🎉⚽️

Congratulations and good to have you back in the tournament. 

You can find out more about East London Ladies FC by watching this story they filmed with us during last year's competition.

Shakespeare and the beautiful game

Because football is more than just Sport

With the BBC celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death, this is timely......

Liam Doyle, a.k.a. Shakespeare's Understudy, is a rapper and poet with a troubled past. The 21 year old says football has kept him on the straight and narrow, helping him stay focused. But don't take our word for it, hear it from the man himself in this video.

'Shakespeare's understudy' explains how five-a-side football has helped him

Liam plays for the male adult team Pentagon who are playing in Portsmouth this afternoon. Good luck guys, or Break a Leg as the thespians say...or maybe we shouldn't say that?!  

Who said football isn't glamorous?

They obviously just have boring footwear

As demonstrated by these players in Manchester, football isn't just about skill, grit and determination. A little bit of fashion sense can also go a long way.

Boots
BBC Sport

Winning team names

It's not just about football

What do we love about the FA People's Cup? The ingenuity and effort that goes into creating a team name.

Here are just a few of the gems we've noticed so far:

  • Balotellitubbies 
  • Expected Toulouse 
  • AC A Little Silhouette Of Milan 
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtels 
  • Pathetico Madrid 
  • Delph and Safety 
  • Atletico Lower Holyhead 
  • Who Ate All Depays 
  • Neville Wears Prada 
  • Tinchy Sneijder 
  • Borussia munchenflapjacks 
  • Men behaving Chadli 
  • Slumdog Mignolet
  • The Has Beens (who have already been and gone)

Think yours deserves to be on the Hit List? Tell us on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Good luck lads

#PeoplesCup

And here's a team from St Augustine's community charity in Halifax...

#PeoplesCup #asylumseekers - thanks to volunteer Jamie and heaps of other supporters! #wecandoit

#PeoplesCup #asylumseekers - thanks to volunteer Jamie and heaps of other supporters! #wecandoit

Show us your name

#PeoplesCup

Fulneck School are ready for action today. 

They're in action at Goals Leeds.

full neck
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Send us pictures as you get ready for the People's Cup on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk

Injured but not forgotten

#PeoplesCup

But some might be missing out....

Here's philr_8#injured showing us his injury "less than two weeks before our FA #PeoplesCup game".

Close up of injured foot bandaged up
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Ouch! Obviously you're still out there today Phil, cheering the lads on from the sidelines.

His team - the Battling Fat Lads are in action in Leeds today.

Our man on the ground

#PeoplesCup

Nelson Kumah

BBC Get Inspired

Back to today's action.....

As some are relaxing in the bar after a hard morning's action (see 13:49), others are in there to get briefed on the rules.

Rules being discussed for the FA People's Cup
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Round one Round ups: U14 Boys update

#PeoplesCup

These lads looked like they had fun last night as well....

We have #PeoplesCup winners in the Boys U14 category in Coventry with Covents (red) 1 and 2 and O2.NSC celebrating.

We have #PeoplesCup winners in the Boys U14 category in Coventry with Covents (red) 1 and 2 and O2.NSC celebrating.

First @FA #PeoplesCup U14 Boys winners from @goals_bristolN Charfield Juniors, well done. @bbcgetinspired #5aside

First @FA #PeoplesCup U14 Boys winners from @goals_bristolN Charfield Juniors, well done. @bbcgetinspired #5aside

@GandCJFC1977 #PeoplesCup U14's chilling before semis great night great football

@GandCJFC1977 #PeoplesCup U14's chilling before semis great night great football

Well done Sala u14s @FA people's cup winners from @PLYouth @powerleagueUK Manchester Central #peoplescup

Well done Sala u14s @FA people's cup winners from @PLYouth @powerleagueUK Manchester Central #peoplescup

Round one Round up: Coventry

#PeoplesCup

Coventry @goals_soccer - few snaps of the awesome evening that was #PeoplesCup

Coventry @goals_soccer - few snaps of the awesome evening that was #PeoplesCup

You can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk.

Round one Round ups: U16 Boys update

#PeoplesCup

Time for more of a catch-up from last night's action....

A great platform to develop for our U16s this evening @ the #PeoplesCup #team #FACE @bbcgetinspired @sportrelief
A great platform to develop for our U16s this evening @ the #PeoplesCup #team #FACE @bbcgetinspired @sportrelief
A great platform to develop for our U16s this evening @ the #PeoplesCup #team #FACE @bbcgetinspired @sportrelief
A great platform to develop for our U16s this evening @ the #PeoplesCup #team #FACE @bbcgetinspired @sportrelief

A great platform to develop for our U16s this evening @ the #PeoplesCup #team #FACE @bbcgetinspired @sportrelief

Supporting from the touch line

#PeoplesCup

Good to see everyone taking interest in the other games....

Supporters
BBC Sport

Semi-final time!

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

Semi-final time here in the Adult Female category in Manchester. Here's the draw:

  • Liverpool Feds v Stockport Ladies
  • Manchester Galaxy v Croasie's Angels

How Clifford Park Rangers got going

#PeoplesCup

There's a bit of a background story for Clifford Park Rangers (see pre-match warm-up at 11:49). Here's manager Billy Morrison to explain....

Clifford Park Rangers first kit
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Manager Billy Morrison with Clifford Park Rangers first kit

In the summer of 2012 the kids on the estates had nothing to do. A group of them knocked on my door asking me to enter them into some local tournaments. I made a few phone calls and asked a few questions and found out if I paid £25 you can put them into any tournament. We got a kit together and they did amazingly. I was so proud. 

I thought that was it and I was just sitting in my house when they knocked on the door and asked if i could enter them into the Coventry minor league. After a lot of hard work later and having to do my level 1 and 2 coaching courses and first aid course I got them in a league. 

They were outstanding. They won the league and got the fair play award in their first season. I was a bit apprehensive about entering time in the league and going on the courses as I found out later in life that I was dyslexic so I struggled with the paper work. The kids have inspired me. If it wasn't for them, I wouldn't have done the courses. I don't let anything get in my way now. Yes it is a barrier but I get over it. I'm proud of what they have done. 

Fabulous work Billy! Here are some of the trophies they've won:

Clifford Park Rangers' trophies
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Some of the trophies Clifford Park Rangers have won.

Our man on the ground

#PeoplesCup

Alex Ewing

BBC Get Inspired

Well deserved post-match pints by Burnage Metro 2 in Manchester!

Post-match pints
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Hope you're not imbibing on duty yourself Alex ;-)

Captain doing her duties

#PeoplesCup

Women are flying high

#PeoplesCup

It's been a great morning in the Adult Female category of the FA People's Cup....

The winners of the #PeoplesCup Women's qualifier at play football Portsmouth Bang Tidy @bbcgetinspired

The winners of the #PeoplesCup Women's qualifier at play football Portsmouth Bang Tidy @bbcgetinspired

Keep your pictures coming in you can get in contact on Twitter by using the hashtag #PeoplesCup on Facebook at the Get Inspired page or email in to getinspired@bbc.co.uk

Celebrity Spot

#PeoplesCup

Arsenal Ladies star Kelly Smith has been showing her support for the FA People's Cup in London.....

QPR Community Girls (16+) team Group winners in #FAPeoplesCup . Taking time out to have a photo with @kelly_smith10

QPR Community Girls (16+) team Group winners in #FAPeoplesCup . Taking time out to have a photo with @kelly_smith10

Farewell to FC Four and a half

#PeoplesCup

Sadly we are saying goodbye to FC Four and a half as their journey comes to an end in the cup. However, they said they're determined to come back next year and win the tournament. Watch this space!

FC four and a half
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Keep the team pictures coming in

#PeoplesCup

Here are AFC Stoke Newington at London City Powerleague...

AFC Community
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