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The Emirates FA Cup – Step 6 Clubs to be accepted

As the Competition was oversubscribed, it will not be possible to accommodate all Clubs that have applied to enter. As a result of the recent restructuring of The FA National League System, the maximum number of Clubs that can be accepted to participate in the Competition in its current format shall be 729. All Clubs that applied to enter the 2021-22 Competition that will be competing at Step 5 of The FA National League System or higher for the 2021-22 season shall be accepted. Taking into account the number of Clubs that have been uplifted in the recent restructuring, it means that only eight places will be available in the Competition for Clubs competing at Step 6 of The FA National League System.

 

A draw will be conducted to determine eight of the 17 Step 6 Leagues which will be represented in the Competition. Each of those eight Step 6 Leagues will then be represented by one Club. This Club will be the highest ranked Club within that Step 6 League that was not successful in receiving upward movement to Step 5 of The FA National League System in the recent restructuring.

 

Whilst we accept this method would not ordinarily be used to determine entries into the Competition, we believe it to be the fairest method in the current set of exceptional circumstances, to ensure the Competition has a fair balance of Clubs across all the divisions of Step 6 of The FA National League System.

 

 

Competition Draws

Draws for the following fixtures shall be released on Friday 9 July 2021;

 

The Emirates FA Cup – Extra Preliminary Round & Preliminary Round

The Buildbase FA Trophy – First Round Qualifying & Second Round Qualifying

The Buildbase FA Vase – First Round Qualifying & Second Round Qualifying

The FA Youth Cup – Preliminary Round and First Round Qualifying

 

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Karen - Thanks, yes only eight Club's at Step 6 level will participate in the FA Cup, that's 'criminal' isn't it. As you say a draw will select eight Step 6 Leagues, each of whom will provide their highest ranked Club who were not selected by the FA for upward movement, what a farce, New Salamis and Milton Keynes Irish must be laughing mustn't they as well as Risborough Rangers:

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Details of participating Club's for the FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup will be sent out to Club's on Friday 2 July along with prize funds which will no doubt be cut to the bone again, the funds were an absolute pittance last season weren't they.

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On 20/06/2021 at 20:42, Rhodes said:

Details of participating Club's for the FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase and FA Youth Cup will be sent out to Club's on Friday 2 July along with prize funds which will no doubt be cut to the bone again, the funds were an absolute pittance last season weren't they.

Once again the prize fund for the FA Cup is laughable:

Billede

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On 17/06/2021 at 17:47, Karen Browne said:

Competition Draws

Draws for the following fixtures shall be released on Friday 9 July 2021;

The Emirates FA Cup – Extra Preliminary Round & Preliminary Round

The Buildbase FA Trophy – First Round Qualifying & Second Round Qualifying

The Buildbase FA Vase – First Round Qualifying & Second Round Qualifying

The FA Youth Cup – Preliminary Round and First Round Qualifying

Karen - What time are the draws for the competitions today or rather the announcement as I assume they have already been made at FA headquarters.

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