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When are the draws for the 2017/18 FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase?

Find out when the the draw for the early rounds of the FA Cup takes place.

When are the draws for the 2017/18 FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase?

The 2017/18 FA Cup begins in August 2017 for teams at step 5 and 6 of the English Football Pyramid with the Extra Preliminary Round.

736 teams competed in the 2016/17 run of the 146 year old competition with three teams from East Berkshire starting in the very first round.

The FA Trophy (teams at step 1 to 4) and FA Vase (teams at step 5 and 6) both begin in September.

We are expecting the draws for all three competitions to be made on Friday 7th July 2017 – the full fixtures are usually released at midday.

How did our teams do in the 2016/17 national FA competitions?

FA Cup

Ascot United – Won through two rounds before losing to Tonbridge Angels in a first qualifying round replay.

Binfield – Lost in the extra preliminary round to North Greenford United.

Bracknell Town – Reached the preliminary round but beaten by Egham Town.

FA Vase

The Buildbase FA Vase trophy.

The Buildbase FA Vase trophy.

Ascot United – Given a bye to the first round proper, defeated by Newhaven in the second round.

Binfield – Won in the first qualifying round but beaten by Bracknell Town in the second.

Bracknell Town – Won both qualifying rounds but beaten by Croydon in the first round proper.

Eversley & California – Given a bye to the second qualifying round but beaten in the second qualifying round by Buckingham Town.

Sandhurst Town – Lost in the first qualifying round to Bedfont & Feltham.

Woodley United – Beaten in the first qualifying round to Ardley United.

We do not currently cover any teams competing in the FA Trophy, the tournament for teams in step 1 to 4 divisions.

Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.


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