The BT Sport Pub Cup gives grassroots men’s and women’s teams across England a once in a lifetime opportunity to play at Wembley Stadium.
Teams will have the opportunity to enter with their local pub and be crowned the best pub team in the land in a national 7-a-side tournament.
The free-to-enter competition, celebrating pub football teams within the community, with events at Manchester City’s training base, Etihad Campus, on 18 July and the former England training ground Bisham Abbey on 24 & 25 July. The winners of the seven-a-side men’s and women’s tournaments will have the chance to walk out under the famous Wembley Arch and compete for the cup on 8 August.
Pubs can either enter with their existing associated team, or they can link up with a local grassroots team to play in the tournament by signing up at www.bt.com/sport/pub-cup before midnight on 18 June.
The 2019 women’s Pub Cup was won by West Midlands team, Shifnal Town, who won a gripping final against The Golden Hind 5-4.
Bruce Cuthbert, Director Commercial Customers, BT Sport, said: “After a long time away from grassroots football and our local pubs we are delighted to be able to give grassroots pub teams a chance to get back on the pitch.
This year, we are back with a bang, and hosting the final at Wembley will allow us to make many players’ dreams a reality, as they step out onto the hallowed turf and home of England.
It is set to be a memorable competition for all 80 teams involved, reuniting the pubs and clubs community and giving grassroots teams the playing opportunities that they’ve missed during lockdown, at some of the best facilities in the world.”
The winners of this year’s Pub Cup will receive free BT Sport for their pub for a year and £1,000 to spend in the BT shop.