The FA Disability Cup set to return this July with accessible live coverage on BT Sport

Returning to St George’s Park on 17 and 18 July, the FA Disability Cup is up for grabs with BT Sport providing coverage over the weekend – the first time the cup has been broadcast live.

The 2021 FA Disability Cup marks the fifth edition of the competition, with five-cup finals scheduled to take place over the weekend.


The Cup is the largest competition of its kind in this country, giving players within impairment-specific football a national competition of their own, complete with dreams of reaching St George’s Park for finals weekend.

BT Sport’s coverage will be presented by Alex Brooker, presenter of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft and, BT Sport presenter Jules Breach.

The competition will be the most accessible live broadcast of a football match taking place in the UK to date. On each day, live coverage of all the finals will feature on three BT Sport channels with each offering different accessibility features.

Accessible features will include enhanced audio description, standard subtitles, and British Sign Language.


“This year’s FA Disability Cup promises to be the most exciting yet, with some of the nation’s most successful grassroots teams set to compete to be crowned national champions in their respective disciplines,” says Baroness Sue Campbell,TheFA’s Director of Women’s Football and the organisation’s strategic lead for disability football.

“Disability football is a fast growing and important format of the game so to have all of the action broadcast live on BT Sport is fantastic news and will showcase the talent of all those involved, as well as inspiring newcomers to the sport.”

Additionally, aiming to boost support for disability sport, BT has partnered with the four Home Nation Football Associations the coverage is being made available to everyone with no need for a BT Sport subscription.

You can watch all five games as part of the FA Disability Cup via BT Sport’s website (, its App for mobiles, tablets, smart TVs, media adapters and games consoles, plus, its Facebook channel ( Highlights coverage will also be available on Channel 4, on 25 July, with details announced soon.

Don’t miss our interview with Hannah Cockroft ahead of the FA Disability Cup only on the Enable website by following us on TwitterFacebook or Instagram.

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