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  1. Worcester's moment of FA Cup magic

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    Video caption: Highlights: Worcester City upset Liverpool in 1959 FA Cup

    January 15, 1959 is a date Worcester City fans will never forget - it was the day they beat Liverpool in the FA Cup.

    The club reached the fourth round of the competition that year after taking the scalp of the now seven-time champions.

    Find out more about their moment of FA Cup magic here.

    Fast forward 60 years and there is a small matter of a preliminary round tie at Midlands rivals Heather St John's.

    The two teams, who both play in the ninth-tier Midland League Premier Division, are among 320 sides taking part in this stage of the competition - five hurdles from the first round proper.

    Heather St John's beat Wolverhampton Casuals 2-0 in the extra preliminary round, while Worcester overcame Stone Old Alleynians 4-1.

  2. FA Cup stories: Lottery winner hopes his club can cash in

    Gareth Bull

    Having scooped £40.6m in the lottery, Gareth Bull knows how it feels to hit the jackpot.

    A supporter of non-league Sherwood Colliery, Bull's life changed forever in 2012 when he went from self-employed builder to multi-millionaire overnight.

    He has since become chairman of the Nottinghamshire part-timers, who this season are taking part in the FA Cup for the first time since re-forming 11 years ago.

    On Saturday, Sherwood Colliery, who play in the 10th tier of English football, are away at Loughborough Dynamo in the preliminary round - five hurdles from the first round proper - and Bull hopes his team can cash in.

    Winning clubs at this stage of the FA Cup each receive £2,890, and Bull said: "That amount is enough to sustain a club like ours for six months."

    Read the full story here.

  3. The FA Cup on the BBC

    This year, the BBC will once again have live action from every round from the very beginning of preliminary qualifying to the final at Wembley.

    For the preliminary round you can watch Heather St John's v Worcester City on the BBC Red Button and via BBC Sport online and the app.

    You can also watch live on the BBC iPlayer and on catch-up.

    Saturday 24 August

    12:20-14:30 – Heather St John's and Worcester City, BBC Red Button, iPlayer and online

  4. From grassroots to glory

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    Video caption: Gareth Southgate on Football Foundation community schemes

    Jamie Vardy's remarkable rise from non-league football to Premier League winner with Leicester City has ensured that grassroots football will remain a buzzword for years to come.

    Many of the players taking part in the preliminary round of the FA Cup this weekend will be dreaming of following in Vardy's footsteps.

    And who knows, that could be you one day?

    To find a local club near you and get started, check out your national body's club finders here: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland. There is also a Creating Chances scheme in England, and Football Fun Days in Wales.