The FA Disability Cup will return to St George’s Park on Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 July, with BT Sport providing coverage over the weekend, the first time the Cup has been broadcast live.

The 2021 FA Disability Cup, the fifth edition of the competition, will see five cup finals scheduled across the weekend, delivered by The FA in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations.

The Cup is the largest competition of its kind in the UK, 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, Jules Breach and five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft.

How to watch The FA Disability Cup & BT Sport app:
BT Sport Extra 1 (British Sign Language)
BT Sport 3 (Enhanced Audio Description)
BT Sport 1 (standard feed, no subtitles)
BT Sport Ultimate (standard feed, no subtitles and available to subscribers only)

BT Sport 1 (standard feed, no subtitles and available to all)

BT TV, Sky & Virgin Media:

BT Sport Extra 1 (British Sign Language)
BT Sport 3 (Enhanced Audio Description)
BT Sport 1 (standard feed with sub-titles)
BT Sport Ultimate (standard feed, no sub-titles & not available on Sky)

Supporting BT’s lead partnership with the four Home Nation Football Associations, which aims to boost support for disability football, BT Sport’s coverage will be available to anyone to watch without a subscription via, our app and Facebook channel

The competition will be the most accessible live broadcast of a football match taking place in the UK to date.

On each day, day, live coverage of all the finals will feature on three BT Sport channels with each offering different accessibility features.

BT Sport 3 will feature enhanced Audio Description delivered by a commentator based at St George’s Park. In addition, BT Sport Extra 1 will carry British Sign Language, with sub-titles available on BT Sport 1. A fourth channel, BT Sport Ultimate, will provide coverage in up to 4K HDR picture quality.

Next season, BT Sport will trial the inclusion of these accessibility features around several sports. BT is committed to making these features available as standard for all of its live coverage in the future. 

Fixture schedule

Saturday 17 July

10.30am: POWERCHAIR FINAL - Aspire PFC v West Bromwich Albion PFC

12.30pm: CEREBRAL PALSY FINAL - North East & Yorkshire v CP North West

3pm: PARTIALLY SIGHTED FINAL - Scorpions Futsal Club v Birmingham Futsal


Sunday 18 July

10.30am: AMPUTEE FINAL - Peterborough United Amputees v Portsmouth Amputees

12.30pm: BLIND FINAL -  RNC Hereford v Merseyside Blind & VI FC 

In addition, BT is using its FA partnerships to provide fans with new disability football content leading up to the competition, through a new mini-series Para Football Adventures, presented by Brooker alongside influencer and Merseyrail FC striker Chelcee Grimes.

All five episodes debut on Saturday 10 July at 6.30pm on BT Sport 1, and will individually air as short minute episodes in the week prior to the Cup taking place.

The series sees Grimes and Brooker explore:

  • England: CP Football - the story of the successful team through players Giles Moore and Harry Baker.
  • Northern Ireland: Powerchair football – the country is a relative newcomer to the sport and in just five years has qualified for the 2022 Powerchair World Cup in Australia.
  • Wales: Deaf Futsal - Alex and Chelcee learn the rules of Futsal and discover the issues around communication within this form of the game.
  • Scotland: Amputee Football - how amputee football has taken off in Scotland in recent years through the Amputee Football Association Scotland.

Baroness Sue Campbell, The FA’s Director of Women's Football and the organisation’s strategic lead for disability football, said: "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.

"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.”

Jamie Hindhaugh, chief operating officer, BT Sport, said: "BT is proud of its rich heritage in supporting disability sport, having been a founding partner of the British Paralympic Association, sponsor of the 2012 Paralympics and backing dozens of disability sports projects through the BT and Premier League Disability Programme.

"We are looking forward to bringing fans highly accessible coverage of the 2021 FA Disability Cup, which is set to advance BT’s vision with the four Home Nation Football Associations to provide new opportunities for everyone to enjoy the benefits of football.”