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  1. Kingston Select/Sproatley win U14s Girls/Boys categories
  2. Cedarsfield/Aston Villa win Youth and Female Disability categories
  3. Wokingham/Liberties Vets win Walking Football and Male Veterans categories
  4. Wockey/Filthy Fellas win Female and Male Higher Education categories
  5. More than 40,000 players registered for the competition
  6. 96 teams made it through to the final
  7. 16 categories this year
  8. Free five-a-side competition's third year

Live Reporting

By Matthew Henry, Georgina Burkoff and Andy Donley

All times stated are UK

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See you tomorrow


What a day.

There have been a whole load of brilliant matches today and eight very worthy winners.

Everyone who has competed today has done themselves proud. They were all part of the final 96 out of the massive 6,000 teams that entered.

We'll be right back here tomorrow for more of the same from 11:30 BST. 48 teams in eight more categories battling it out in the nation's biggest five-a-side competition.

See you then!

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What's coming up tomorrow...


So we're about to wrap up here on day one of the FA People's Cup final, BUT don't despair, because we'll be right back in just 15 hours (gosh!)

And here's what's on offer tomorrow:


Under-16 Boys

Under-16 Girls

Adult Disability League

Adult Disability Championship


Adult Disability Premiership

Female Vets

Adult Male

Adult Female

Disability female team
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At the end of an excellent day, let's take a look back at today's winners. 

Under-14 Boys: Sproatley Juniors (pictured)

Under-14 Girls: Kingston Select

Youth Disability: Cedarsfield

Female Disability: Aston Villa

Walking Football: Wokingham UB50

Men's Veterans: Liberties Vets

Female Higher Education: Wockey FC

Male Higher Education: Filthy Fellas

Sproatley Juniors
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HIGHLIGHTS - Filthy Fellas turn it around

Higher Education Male final

It may have been the last final of the day, but there wasn't any sign of tiredness from the players in this match.

The Filthy Fellas took on Pathetico and you can watch the highlights now!

FA People's Cup 2017: Filthy Fellas fight back to win Higher Education category

Thanks to the volunteers!


The FA People's Cup wouldn't be possible without the help of amazing volunteers.

Just like this wonderful group from a local club who have volunteered their time to help out at the finals today.

Excellent work guys!

volunteers at the FA People's Cup

'Football's football at the end of the day'


Nick Pennington

BBC Get Inspired reporter in Birmingham

Referee Rob Parker tells us what it's like switching from playing to refereeing.

I get the impression he'd rather be kicking balls than blowing his whistle!  

Rob the ref interview

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Congrats to Aston Villa indeed. They were brilliant all day and very worthy winners.

Enjoy Wembley!

@AVFCOfficial @AVFCFoundation @retsub12 congratulations to the winners of girls disability #PeoplesCup #AVFC
@AVFCOfficial @AVFCFoundation @retsub12 congratulations to the winners of girls disability #PeoplesCup #AVFC

@AVFCOfficial @AVFCFoundation @retsub12 congratulations to the winners of girls disability #PeoplesCup #AVFC

HIGHLIGHTS - Wockey win in shootout

Higher Education Female final

It was all even between the Wockey FC girls and Nottingham Medics in the final of the Higher Education Female category.

So, for the second time today we witnessed a penalty shoot out.

Watch the highlights now!

FA People's Cup 2017: Wockey wins the Female Higher Education category on penalties

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Mr Sinclair himself was impressed with the play in the Walking Football category earlier.

Tempted to join in, Trev?!

Lively affair with this walking football match #PeoplesCup @BBCSport #GetInspired

Lively affair with this walking football match #PeoplesCup @BBCSport #GetInspired

Wokingham walk through to the final!


Wokingham needed a penalty shoot-out to even reach the Walking Football final before beating Leeds Titans in the final.

Watch that dramatic moment below.

Joy for Wokingham


Wokingham UB50

Wokingham won through in one of the most fiercely contested finals of the day, in a Walking Football final that saw the day's only sin bin and plenty of passion. 

And they certainly celebrated with passion afterwards as well. Well-deserved mind.

Enjoy you success lads!

HIGHLIGHTS - Liberties defend title

Male Veterans final

Liberties Vets and Harraby took centre stage on the finals pitch for the final of the Male Vets category.

After a tight match, the Liberties defended their 2016 title and will join the other champions on the trip to Wembley. 

Congrats! 🥇

A day to remember for the Kingston queens!


Kingston were the first winners of the day, beating Elita 5's in the Under-14 Girls final.

tweet from David Fox
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Kingston girls split pic
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MATCH HIGHLIGHTS - Wokingham win

Walking Football final

So earlier on this afternoonWokingham UB50 took on Leeds Titans in the final of the Walking Football category.

With a trip to Wembley up for grabs, it's all got very competitive.

Watch out for the ref reaching for his pocket to pull out a... blue card!? (We've checked the official rules, and this means a 2-minute time-out).

Wokingham came from behind to win it. Watch all of the goals in the video above.

Well that's it! All eight of today's finals have been completed.

Don't go anywhere though. We have got the highlights from the last four finals of the day coming right up.

Also on the Filthy Fellas roster was a gent called Abdi, who was sporting an Arsenal shirt. 

He's never seen his club live. Now he'll have tickets to see them in the FA Cup final at Wembley.

You couldn't write it.


Pathetico 1-3 Filthy Fellas

It is!

Filthy Fellas are led to victory by a goal and an assist by a man who has the audacity to call himself Messi.

Messi, Filthy - they'll have to brush up smart in May because they'll be taking a trip to Wembley in May.

GOAL - All over?

Pathetico 1-3 Filthy Fellas

What a tasty little finish this is!

Messi with the assist, then another Filthy Fella - who isn't conveniently wearing a football shirt for me to dub him with a nickname - dribbles past his man and scores.

Is that the final act?


Pathetico 1-2 Filthy Fellas

Did I dare to question the powers of Messi?

You can't keep players like that quiet for long. He beats his man and slots Thierry Henry-like across the goal.


Pathetico 1-1 Filthy Fellas

It seems like Messi is actually being called Messi by his teammates... Anyway, Messi's touch lets him down in front of goal. Not often you can type that.

It's all Filthy Fellas now though, and the Pathetico 'keeper is forced to tip brilliantly onto his bar.

GOAL - Impetuous

Pathetico 1-1 Filthy Fellas

A cheeky lob of the defender and a powerful finish.

Not quite like Paul Gascoigne, but you get the idea...

GOAL - Raucous!

Pathetico 1-0 Filthy Fellas

What a way to open the scoring in this one!

A whipping left-foot boomer is met with enthusiastic applause from the crowd.

Advantage Pathetico.


Pathetico 0-0 Filthy Fellas

There's the action we've been waiting for! 

Messi goes close (he's wearing a Barcelona shirt with the legendary striker on the back) and then the Pathetico 'keeper does some scrabbling to avoid a mishap.

Still goalless.

Pathetico 0-0 Filthy Fellas

This lack of a kit from Filthy Fellas isn't making my job any easier, I have to be honest. 

Not much action to report on so far though. Very much a midfield battle at the moment.


Pathetico 0-0 Filthy Fellas

We've found a referee. It isn't Jeff Winter.

We're off.

Pathetico v Filthy Fellas

Not quite sure what the hold-up is here. Both teams have been out there for a while, but we don't seem to have a referee...

Is Jeff Winter in the area?

Pathetico v Filthy Fellas

Are you watching at the top of this page? You should be.

Filthy Fellas don't seem to have a kit, they've just turned up in whatever garments they could find. Regular kit dirty you'd expect...

Pathetico are in blue.

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Pathetico v Filthy Fellas

That they did, reaching the final courtesy of a 3-2 victory against the team who beat them in the final group stage match.

They'll be joined by Pathetico, who beat Bangor 1-0.

They're waiting to enter the court as I type. Last Sunday final. The women didn't disappoint. Can the blokes step up as well? 

Messi-esque goal isn't enough for the Fellas


Nick Pennington

BBC Get Inspired reporter in Birmingham

This Messi-esque run and finish wasn't enough for the Filthy Fellas to secure the win against the powerfully pink presence of My Friends

They're still friends now thanks to the win but it all could've been different.

It was a tasty and passionate match-up between these two but My Friends came out on top. 

However, Filthy Fellas got their revenge when they met again in the semi-final...

What's a Footy Pup?

We're glad you asked...

If you aren't 3-5 years old you might think that Pickles is something that would work perfectly on your cheese sandwich...which it is...but it's also the mascot for the Cbeebies show, Footy Pups.

The show sees Arsenal and England Star Rachel Yankee joined by animated football loving puppies to teach children basic football skills. Sounds like a hoot to us!

Pickles and the Cbeebies team have joined us at the FA People's Cup finals to run some football skills sessions for children.

Get the family training for next year - check out their website.

Footy Pups cartoon graphic


Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey (3-4 on pens)


And she misses! 

Saved by the Wockey 'keeper.

Wockey are FA People's Cup Female Higher Education champions.

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Just! Wockey squeeze their fourth penalty through the legs of the keeper. Nottingham must score.....

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

3-3. Who will miss first?

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Wockey send the 'keeper the wrong way. 3-2 in this shootout.

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Nottingham have no problems levelling it up though. 2-2.

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Wockey find the bottom corner with their second. 2-1.

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Nottingham's turn now. Scored. 1-1 in the shootout.

Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Wockey to take first. Scored. 


Nottingham Medics 3-3 Wockey

Penalties are going to be needed to settle this one...