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  1. More than 6,000 teams entered
  2. More than 40,000 players registered
  3. 178 venues throughout England
  4. Third year of the free five-a-side competition
  5. 16 categories this year

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry, Sian Roberts and Alan Beck

All times stated are UK

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See you tomorrow

Oh what a night.

Sadly we've come to the end of tonight's coverage of the FA People's Cup.

What a way to kick-off this year's competition! We've had laughs, smiles, goals saves and much more (by more I mean dabs).

Well done to everyone who has made it through the next round and of course to everyone who has taken part.

We'll be back tomorrow at 10:00 GMT for more FA People's Cup coverage when our attention turns to the Adult Females, Female Vets, Male Vets and Walking Football categories.

See you then!

Lads on Toure march on

Great name, great result. Just need to work on the quality of that silverware now boys...

See you in the next round!

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Seniors start tomorrow


We've seen youth and Higher Ed teams tonight but tomorrow will see the start of the adult teams, including the walking football category.

Good luck to the King's Lynn 'old boys' and all the rest playing this weekend!

Don't forget to take a photo and share it with us using #peoplescup

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And yet more winners!

Carshalton Boys - Under-14 winners in Sutton

Gainsborough Under-14's beat Spiders FC 4-2, making it an Under-14/Under-16 double in Doncaster!

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A fine effort from Blem FC in Derby.

They finished an impressive 6th out of 32.

6th out of 32… #FAPeoplesCup #BlemBack

6th out of 32… #FAPeoplesCup #BlemBack


This is like Barcelona.

A quite brilliant team goal from St John's Wood Under-16 in Watford.

They were winners last year and are back strutting their stuff once again.

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Doncaster <3 dabs

We asked for a dab and now we've got it!

Brilliant stuff from  Turnips/Bernards FC and Gainsborough at Goals Doncaster.

You have made me a happy man.

They love to dab in Doncaster


Good feet, languid style - something of Zlatan about this effort from Old Catton JFC in Norwich...

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Behind the scenes

Here's a sneak peak of what is going on behind the scense at today's People's Cup, courtesy of the Football Association in Birmingham.

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Clear winners in Sheffield

Handsworth B top the table in Group 2 for the Under-16s with a 19 goal difference.

Followed by Bacon Sarnie. Tasty.

          Group 2 in Sheffield for under-16s FA People's Cup first round.
Goals Sheffield

And more teams through

Rovers FC - Under-14s winners in Manchester.

Glenavon JFC - through from the Under-16 group in Crosby.

Newbury Forest - the winners of the Under-14 group in Romford.

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Full power!

Katie Bailey

BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

Scenes at Nottingham Uni as Full Power Chalè celebrate winning all their games so far...

Full Power Chalè



This boy is on fire!

Someone sign him up.

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Pedigree players

They've got some pretty hairy players in Nottingham but we welcome everyone in the FA People's Cup.

Smart kit too.

          @bbcgetinspired we have all types of players here for the #PeoplesCup #AtPlayFootball

@bbcgetinspired we have all types of players here for the #PeoplesCup #AtPlayFootball

It's tight at the top

This is the definition of all to play for in the Under-16 category in Norwich...


More winners!

Well done to NUFC Kicks !

They're through to the next round after victory tonight in Newcastle and are proudly holding that trophy aloft.

          Congrats to @Nufc_KICKS 3 who have progressed to the Semi Finals of the @FA @bbcgetinspired #FAPeoplesCup in Leeds.

Congrats to @Nufc_KICKS 3 who have progressed to the Semi Finals of the @FA @bbcgetinspired #FAPeoplesCup in Leeds.


Katie Bailey

BBC Get Inspired reporter at the venues

And it's a hat-trick for Twenty Mavericks player Murray! 

What a celebration from a hockey team who have swapped hockey for football...

Great celebrations for Murray's FA People's Cup hat-trick

Squeaking through

Spiders FC table
Goals Doncaster

Spiders FC narrowly make it through to the Under-14s final in Doncaster - on goals scored!

They'll play Gainsborough. 

Down in Norfolk, Bradwell United need a point from their final match to take home the trophy and progress to the next round.


GOAL - London Elite 4-3 Churchill

What. A. Hit. 

This is Churchill pulling a goal back with a left-footed thunderbolt.

I reckon this one is goal of the competition so far.

Churchill score a sweet strike against London Elite.


Congrats to Island Soccer Youth who have won their Under-14 competition in Portsmouth.

We'll see you in the next round!

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It's a team effort!

None of this happens without the hard work and dedication of staff and volunteers up and down the country.

Here are Lewis and Harry in York this evening.

          @pfyork staff Lewis &amp; Harry all ready for tonight's U14 &amp; U16 categories of the #PeoplesCup #AtPlayFootball

@pfyork staff Lewis & Harry all ready for tonight's U14 & U16 categories of the #PeoplesCup #AtPlayFootball

Latest scores

And here's the other pool from Leicester under-16s, with Oadby Owls ruling the roost.

Leicester Under-16s
Goals Leicester

Night-owls of Luton?


Looks like a late start for Bedford Boys if they were just kicking off 20 minutes ago. 

Still, guess it's not a school night...

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That's the spirit Bench-Warmners FC !

We'll see ya back next year.

They were competing in the Under-14 Male category in Bexleyheath.

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Keep the tweets coming everyone! Send them to #PeoplesCup.

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Great to see Bradford's Alpha Juniors in action in the People's Cup.

Last year they won an FA award, presented by Sir Geoff Hurst at Wembley, for their efforts towards community cohesion in the city.

Could they make it back to Wembley as cup winners? With netbusters like this, why not?

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Willimott's perfect return

Willimott FC have sailed through their Under-16 group in Leicester with a perfect record:

P4 W4 D0 L0 GF11 GA3 GD+8 Pts12

Good work, lads!

It's busy, busy, busy out there!

Goals are flying in across the country.

Plenty of celebration but it also seems to be a lot of fun.

Forget Wembley! That's the most important thing for now.

Ref cam in action

Here's that ref cam footage. We'd love to see this in the Premier League.

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Future football... with ref cam!

Northumbria Uni
Northumbria Uni

Cutting-edge stuff from Northumbria University in the Higher Education category earlier this week (see 18:16 for explanation) . Stand by for the footage...

PENALTY drama in Sutton

It's a clear penalty in this Under-16s match - quickly taken to seal a win with the last kick of the game.

Gutted for the keeper!

Late action from the under-16s teams in Sutton

Who'd be a ref?

It would be a bit of a squeeze on the tournament budget to provide goal-line technology at 178 FA People's Cup venues, so there's bound to be the odd disputed effort.

Check out this disallowed 'goal' from the U16 final in 2015. More Frank Lampard or more Geoff Hurst?

Remember, the ref's decision and result are final, but if you've got any footage worthy of a second look, tweet with #PeoplesCup

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Here are Nottingham Medics and Derby University following their match in Nottingham.

Great stuff. This is what the FA People's Cup is all about.

This. Is. The. FA. People's. Cup.

Latest scores

Some Under-16 scores and as-it-stands table in from Leicester. Willimott FC leading the way...

Leicester under-16 scpres
Goals Leicester

Easy as ABC...


These boys look ready to roll - ABC Utd Under-14s at Gillingham.

And check the bunny ears from the big lad at the back. Classic!

ABC UTD u14s #FAPeoplesCup at @pfgillingham

ABC UTD u14s #FAPeoplesCup at @pfgillingham

Goals, goals, goals

Here are some results from the Under-14 Male category in Manchester.

  • AFC Stanley Lions 1-7 AFC Stanley Tigers (ooooooh I'm guessing this was a local derby)
  • Allstars 1-7 Abraham Moss Warriors Blues
  • Abraham Moss Warriors Blues 0-6 Rovers FC
  • AFC Stanley Lions 6-0 Allstars

Well kept out

Nice save in an end-to-end game in Norwich as the under-14s fight to get into the next round...

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Come on ladies and gents lets find Emily a team-mate!

Tweet us at #PeoplesCup

Are there any ladies out there looking to play in the #PeoplesCup tomorrow? Let me know, I've got space on my team!


Well done Elburton Villa Under-14s in Plymouth, who are through to the next round.

Also through are Astro Athletic , who are going to regionals in Bradford - but courtesy of a walkover! 

GOAL - Notts Medics 4-0 Derby University

Here's some action from that Notts Medics v Derby match earlier.

Notts went on to win 4-0. Here's their second goal.

Notts Medics score against Derby University in the FA People's Cup

Keeping it tight


A refereeing first on the south coast for Lee Roberts...

I've been refereeing since October 2015 and I've just had my first ever 0-0 draw in any type of football #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired