The University is a host venue in this year’s FA People’s Cup, and we are looking for male and female teams to enter. From the qualifying matches at the Uni, the champions will then go through to the regional finals, against all the other universities in the West Midlands.
The FA People’s Cup is a free, inclusive competition that welcomes male, female and disability players across 18 categories – from U14s to veterans. The University category is open to anyone studying at the University of Birmingham, so as long as you aren’t either a men’s football BUCS player or a women’s football premier league player, you’re in!
That’s the best thing about it…you don’t have to! The University’s FA People’s Cup is open to anyone who wants to play – so you might be part of a hockey team who fancies trying something new, or have a group of mates from your course who like a bit of a run around – any amateurs are welcome!
We need 14 men’s teams and 14 women’s teams to enter. Teams are made up of 5 people plus subs, and can’t be mixed. As it is a recreational participation initiative, sadly if you play at men’s BUCS level we can’t let you enter, and for the women only two BUCS players are allowed in a team. But below that, regardless of your experience on the field, why not enter a team? The application deadline is Sunday 18th February, and the games will start on 24 February for the women’s matches, and 25 February for the men’s, on the Metchley pitches.
Pictured: University of Birmingham Women’s team, Credit: Josh Hinds