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Summary

  1. Day one of the FA People's Cup first round
  2. Over 30,000 participants in competition, 4306 teams
  3. Age range from 12 years old to veteran (35+)
  4. Competitors playing for FA Cup final tickets
  5. GET INVOLVED: #peoplescup, getinspired@bbc.co.uk, BBC Get Inspired Facebook

Live Reporting

By Shamoon Hafez

All times stated are UK

Get involved

  1. Join us again tomorrow

    That is it for this evening, some great stuff coming in from teams involved in the FA People's Cup. We are back again on Saturday for day two of the first round from 12:00 GMT where we want more stories from you.

    In the mean time, have a read of the comprehensive guide on how you can get into football.

    Hope to hear from you tomorrow, goodnight.

  2. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Nicole: @YorksStPauli FC Team 2. Media stars.

    Yorkshire St Pauli

    Leopard print football socks? Really?! I despair...

    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

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    BRIZEE: #PeoplesCup

    Brizee

    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

  4. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Connor Street: 7-4 first win 1 game down

    Leeds City Futsal: This isnt futsal! Lost one, won one with @djharsley our only player to score!

    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

  5. Man on the ground

    BBC Get Inspired's Chris Whyatt in Romford: "Down to the last four in the U16s! Buckhurst Hill FC, managed by Karl Thompson, are hotly tipped to progress. Karl gave us that tip..."

  6. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    EastLondonLadies FC: @NickBrightDJ Filming for BBC Get Inspired with Nick Bright. Come on ELL!

    Nick Bright

    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

  7. Man on the ground

    Kerim Daricik in Nottingham: "And the Notts Vets heat has kicked off…

    "In the opening game of the heats here Rosliston Vets were unaffected by their 45 mile/two hour journey en-route to PlayFootball Nottingham to secure an opening 4-2 victory over Often Old Boys."

  8. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Nicole: @YorksStPauli FC 2 lose 4-1 against Radio Socialites despite great goal by Abd.

    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

  9. A chat with the FA Cup trophy

    BBC Radio 1Xtra DJ Nick Bright: Just interviewed the FA Cup trophy, true story...

    Nick Bright with The FA Cup

    "It is a wonderful day for me and I am proud to be here," said the FA Cup trophy (I assume)

    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

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    Mark Bradley: Wish I'd got my act together and taken part. Wouldn't have got past the 1st round though

    A man with regret. Oh what could have been, Mark, what could have been!

    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

  11. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Nicole: @YorksStPauli FC about to play again.

    Yorkshire St Pauli

    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

  12. The BBC grudge match

    BBC Breakfast and BBC Sport 5 aside teams

    Former footballers Kevin Kilbane and Trevor Sinclair joined Football Focus presenter Dan Walker, BBC Breakfast presenters Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty and a host of other well know faces to contest the inaugural Get Inspired Cup.

    The grudge match between BBC Breakfast and BBC Sport was held to encourage people to sign up for the FA People's Cup.

    Click here to see the video

  13. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Chris Hardy: FA peoples cup this weekend! #cantwait

    Richard Simmons: Looking forward to watching Jake in the #PeoplesCup tomorrow :)

    Kieran O'Brien: 6 Portuguese and an Irishman coming together to form OSS Benfica!!

    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

  14. Yorkshire St Pauli - are you ready?

    St Pauli

    The lucky boys of Yorkshire St Pauli are in front of the TV cameras in Leeds and they all look extremely excited and raring to go. Almost.

    The guy on the right looks...in deep thought.

    A message on their Twitter account says: "When we started YSP FC a couple of years ago, I never thought I'd be following our results on the BBC website."

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    Harriet Persson Brew: Just finished filming today for @bbcgetinspired had a laugh and ready for #PeoplesCup on Sunday! Whoop.

    PlayFootball Crosby: Eve of the @FA #PeoplesCup KO is traditional Sat 3pm. #gamefaceon looking for a 5-a-side Figo!

    Dan Baxter: Big day tomorrow playing in the #PeoplesCup in Blackpool. Our #roadtowembley starts here.

    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

  16. Words from an FA Cup winner

    Phil Neville

    Getting ready for the first round of the FA People's Cup?

    1996, 1999 and 2004 FA Cup winner Phil Neville talks us through his pre-match routine as a professional including food, relaxation and stretching.

    He also offers suggestions on mental preparation, specific muscle groups to focus on and preparing for a game after a full day at work.

    Watch the full video here

  17. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Jamie Morton: Taking a @SouthAshfordFC U16s team to @goals_dartford later for the @FA #PeoplesCup looking forward to it @bbcgetinspired.

    Leeds City Futsal: Tonight we compete in the #fapeoples cup in front of @bbcgetinspired cameras @Powerleague_5s

    Goals Bristol South: @bbcgetinspired @goals_soccer @FA We are all ready for the FA People's Cup #GetInspired @goals_bristolS

    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

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    Benyon Park FC: Lining up for their photo! #PeoplesCup

    Benyon Park

    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

  19. The Magic of the Cup

    The FA Cup

    In Romford, the U14 & U16 FA People's Cup boys teams get a surprise guest as the FA Cup trophy itself arrives to show support.

    Which of you will be there on finals day on Monday 25 May?

  20. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Richard Simmons: The Believers team talk #Peoplescup

    Teamtalk

    And line-up

    The Believers

    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

  21. Design the FA Cup mascot

    FA Cup

    Have you wondered who designs football team mascots? In Blue Peter's new competition, they are giving YOU the chance to design the mascot for the 2015 FA Cup Final.

    They want you to design a brand new mascot which celebrates football and the FA Cup! The winning design will be made into a suit to be worn by a Blue Peter presenter at the FA Cup Final.

    Click here for full terms and conditions

  22. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Benyon Park FC: The lads warming up #PeoplesCup

    Benyon Park

    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

  23. The waiting game

    People at the People's Cup sign up desk in Romford

    It is a nervous wait for the players in Romford who are waiting to find out their first opponents tonight. Looks like organisers are going for the 'slip of paper out of the cardboard box' routine.

  24. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Becky Doggett: Looking forward to seeing @BenyonPark in the FA #PeoplesCup in Leeds tonight! Come on Lads!

    South Ashford FC: Good luck to our U16s who travel to @goals_dartford later today for the @FA #PeoplesCup @bbcgetinspired.

    Goals Black Country: Just received our 34th entry for this weekends @FA #peoplescup tournament- 'Le Saux Solid Crew'. They're currently winning on team name alone.

    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

  25. A German team in the competition?

    St Pauli

    We said anyone can enter the People's FA Cup, but didn't expect a German second division side to send in their applications.

    OK, not entirely true but Yorkshire St Pauli are made up of the team's supporter's club members. They love the club partly because they are rubbish but mainly because they stand for anti-fascism and anti-racism.

    They also work closely with a Leeds refugee charity to provide not only financial support through our membership but also by welcoming refugees and asylum seekers into the group football games.

    They have entered two teams and with a mixture of members and refugees.

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    Nicole: @YorksStPauli FC are getting ready for #PeoplesCup.

    You might be asking, who?! The full lowdown on Yorkshire St Pauli follows...

  27. Walking football welcomes Foggy

    Carl Fogarty

    Seven-time motorsport world champion Carl Fogarty visited 'City in the Community' to take part in one of their weekly walking football sessions.

    The rules of the game are similar to those of 5-a-side football - but running is forbidden.

    Walking football is one of the categories included in the FA People's Cup. The national 5-a-side football tournament is open to established teams as well as individuals looking to join a team.

    Watch the video of how he got on here

  28. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Richard Simmons: People starting to arrive at Power League MK for #Peoplescup

    Sophie Brookes: Good luck to @Fred_wb_duck, @andyjoking and friends in the @FA #PeoplesCup in Preston tonight. Knock 'em dead boys (not literally, obvs)

    Oliver Swift: Off to play in the #PeoplesCup with #AFCEindhoven

    Football boot

    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

  29. Bayern Nevalusen v Balotellitubbies

    Wales train station

    So, you've got your players sorted for the five-a-side team, the kit is ironed and the venue has been selected. Still need a team name though. Here is a selection of the best ones we've seen:

    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Skrtels
    • Tekkerslovakia
    • Balotellitubbies
    • Bayern Nevalusen
    • Sheffield's Finest Tea and Busquets

    And finally, top of the lot: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogeryantysiliogogogoch Rovers.

    If they win it, it is going to be a difficult job fitting all that on the trophy.

  30. Man on the ground

    group of young people waiting to get into the People's Cup

    BBC Get Inspired's Chris Whyatt in Romford: "Tension building in dusky Romford! U14s and U19s boys tonight - 35 teams in total, only two can go through to the semis. Icy cold in Essex, but will soon heat up once the action kicks off."

  31. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Goals Soccer Centres: READY @bbcgetinspired. READY @FA. READY @goals_soccer. READY #PeoplesCup. ARE U?

    daniel ryan: Getting ready for this weekend @goalsnorwich hosting @bbcgetinspired People's Cup. Looking good!

    Twitter

    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

  32. How many people entered?

    Signature

    The FA People's Cup welcomes male, female and disability players across 10 categories - ranging from under-12s through to veterans (over 35s). It also features walking football, which caters to those who enjoy playing the beautiful game at a slightly more sedate pace!

    A total of 4306 teams have signed up, which makes it a huge 30,000+ players. Now that is what you call a competition!

  33. How will the FA People's Cup work?

    Get Inspired

    The competition will take place over three rounds. The first round starts today and ends on Sunday. Eight regional venues will host the semi-finals, on 24-26 April.

    The finals will take place on Monday, 25 May - a Bank Holiday - in Manchester, and the winning teams will be given a VIP trip to the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium on 30 May.

    Finalists from the disability tournament will be decided through a series of disability football festivals taking place in March. Up to 27 disability festivals will take place nationally.

  34. Join the debate at #PeoplesCup

    Are you out there playing today or have you got a team signed up? Send in your messages. We want to see the best pictures and team names. Don't forget to mention where you are.

    We also want to hear from those who have not been able to take part in the competition. Give us your stories of why you didn't enter.

    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

  35. What is the FA People's Cup?

    Get Inspired

    BBC Get Inspired teamed up with the Football Association and the country's leading small-sided football providers to launch the FA People's Cup, a free knockout competition which gives players the chance to play in their version of the FA Cup.

    From Sunday League regulars to folk who have only kicked a ball in their back yard, the tournament offers everyone the opportunity to follow in the path of legends on the road to Cup glory.

  36. Welcome to the FA People's Cup

    Hello and welcome to live coverage of the FA People's Cup, a tournament launched to give every man, woman, young or old, the opportunity of footballing glory.

    Over the next few hours, we will be reading about the stories of those taking part, what inspired them and how far they think they can go in the competition.

    We will also be kept informed of the latest from a few of our reporters at locations from around the country.

    So, strap yourselves in, the rollercoaster journey of YOUR competition begins right here.

  37. The FA Cup dream

    Wigan win FA Cup

    Ever dream about winning the FA Cup? Scoring the winning goal before climbing the 107 steps in Wembley Stadium, shaking the hand of royalty and holding aloft the famous trophy in front of all your supporters?

    The BBC has teamed up with the FA to give you - the public - the chance of doing just that. Well sort of...