FA People's Cup 2017: entries now closed for five-a-side tournament

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Entries for the 2017 FA People's Cup have now closed.

The first round of matches in our national five-a-side competition kicks off on the weekend of 24-26 February and we will cover all the action with live text commentaries on the BBC Sport website as more than 6,000 teams start their bid to lift a trophy at the FA Cup final in May.

Who is it for?

The FA People's Cup features male, female and disability players across 16 categories - ranging from under-14s to veterans (over-35s). It also features the increasingly popular walking football, which caters for those who enjoy playing the beautiful game at a slightly more sedate pace.

The FA People's Cup - 2017 categories
U14 (male)
U14 (female)
U16 (male)
U16 (female)
Adults (male)
Adults (female)
Higher Education (male)
Higher Education (female)
Veterans (over-35s, male)
Veterans (over-35s, female)
Walking (50+ and mixed)
Disability (youth mixed)
Disability Premiership (male)
Disability Championship (male)
Disability Division One (male)
Disability (female)

The BBC will be following the competition every step of the way - and entrants should not be surprised if they spot a few celebrity teams lining up in opposition. BBC cameras will be visiting different venues throughout to capture the action.

How does it work?

The competition will take place over three rounds. The first round will be on the weekend of 24-26 February. Teams that progress beyond round one will qualify for regional semi-finals on 24-26 March, with the grand finals to follow on 30 April & 1 May.

Have a look at the terms & conditionsexternal-link and if you want to brush up on the five-a-side rules, download the FA SSF Laws of the Game.external-link

If you have any queries about the competition format and rules, please contact info@thefapeoplescup.comexternal-link

Highlights of the FA People's Cup will be available to watch right here at BBC Get Inspired throughout the tournament.

Disability football match in play