The Road to Wembley begins at the Norfolk FA Football Development Centre

The FA FIVES is a national competition with the finals being staged at Wembley in the summer.

The FA FIVES is a national competition with the finals being staged at Wembley in the summer. - Credit: Archant

The Norfolk FA Football Development Centre is hosting The FA FIVES local heat on Wednesday 20 March, offering your Small Sided Team the chance to begin a journey that culminates at Wembley Stadium!

The FA FIVES is a national competition which has three stages. First, the local heat will see five-a-side teams from Norfolk battle for supremacy, with four teams guaranteed to qualify for the regional finals in May. Next up, teams from the eastern region will compete against each other for the chance to qualify for the National finals, which will be staged at Wembley in the summer.

This is the only five-a-side competition in the country where successful teams win the ultimate prize of playing at the home of football – and just to prove that it can happen, teams from Norfolk have made it there in recent seasons.

To enter a side for the local heat you’ll need to complete an application form. This can be emailed to you if you contact us at County5IVES@NorfolkFA.com.

Entry is just £25 per team and this will be the only payment required for the whole of the competition!


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The local heat will be staged at the FDC on Wednesday, March 20, 7-10pm, with teams likely to have a minimum of 40 minutes of game time.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so any interested teams are encouraged to get registered as soon as possible.

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For more information about The FA FIVES and County 5ives please call the FDC on 01603 748944 or email us at County5IVES@NorfolkFA.com

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