For another successive season Clubs from across England and Wales have begun registering for The FA Cup through the Participant Solution. Premier League giants, Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United down to Radford FC, nine promotions away in the East Midlands Counties League are required to complete the online FA Cup application form and make online payment through Participant to guarantee a place in the upcoming FA competition.
The FA Cup is the oldest football competition in the world and was first held in 1871-72 with 15 teams registering and the eventual winners being Wanderers Football Club. The online application for FA Competitions was introduced through Participant in season 2009/10 in order to provide clubs with a clear, quick and most importantly, user friendly application process with safe and secure payment. The online application replaced a previous process of a 16-page paper application, which was then posted to The FA with payment for the entry fee by cheque. The online application has been extremely successful with Clubs completing the application and making payment within minutes.
In the season of 2015/16, a total of 826 teams made an online application through Participant with 736 teams taking part. The application form includes the other FA competitions, The FA Cup, FA Trophy, FA Vase & FA Youth Cup, every season.
What The FA says….
“The online application has been extremely successful with Clubs completing the application and making payment within minutes. The technical support we received in setting up and continue to receive as we continue to develop the application each year has been fantastic.”
Scott Bolton, FA Competitions Officer
- Online Registration
- Secure payment
- Mobile optimised
- Custom Branded
- Instant Email Confirmation
- Data Management
- Customer Convenience, register anytime
- Time saving – reduced administration
- Easy – for you and your customers
- Excellent support