Funded by the Government via Sport England and promoted in partnership with BBC Sport, THE FA FIVES will be the nation’s largest and most inclusive five-a-side football event to date. More than 5,000 teams and up to 50,000 participants are expected to register a team into one of the categories on offer.
Events are set to take place at over 120 venues across the country, providing an opportunity for thousands of people to get involved.
Round One of THE FA FIVES will take place at Soccerworld, Carlisle on Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd May, with teams looking to progress to one of five festival-style Regional Final events on the weekend of 30-31 May.
THE FA FIVES will reach its climax with a very special National Finals weekend played against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium on the 12-13 June – the same weekend that UEFA EURO 2020 gets underway in Rome.
It’s free. It’s fun. It’s for all abilities and the whole family!
It’s everyone’s opportunity to be part of the biggest EUROs ever!
Win or lose, every team has the chance to win EURO 2020 match tickets!
The FA is working with Rio Ferdinand, England’s ambassador for UEFA EURO 2020, to get as many teams across the country registered for the event before the sign-up period closes on 23 April.
Speaking about the initiative, Rio said:“If having the chance to watch England on home soil this summer wasn’t exciting enough, people all over the country can now dust off their boots and get involved in a football festival of their own.
“It’s great to support such an inclusive initiative – one that’s completely free to enter and has provision for so many different people, regardless of their ability or background. With just 100 days to go until the tournament starts, there really is no better time to give football a go.”