The 2020/2021 Vitality Women’s FA Cup will recommence at the end of this month, having been paused in January due to lockdown.
With the recent announcement that the suspension of ‘non-elite football’ will be lifted in a few weeks, The FA is in a position to reschedule the first four rounds of the competition – with one tie still to be played in the First Round and 17 in the Second Round, before the Third and Fourth Rounds can be played.
The rescheduled dates – subject to ongoing Government guidance as we follow the roadmap out of lockdown – are as follows:
- First Round – 31 March 2021
- Second Round – 4 April 2021
- Third Round – 11 April 2021
- Fourth Round – 18 April 2021
To ensure clubs can plan and prepare for their upcoming ties, the draws for the Third and Fourth Round have been made:Vitality Women’s FA Cup 3P
Vitality Women’s FA Cup 4P
The FA have also acknowledged FIFA’s support for completing the later rounds of the competition. Conversations concerning a date for the Fifth Round, which will be completed this season, are ongoing. Following the Fifth Round, up to three rounds, including the Final held at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, can be completed next season, with dates to be confirmed.