Fabio Capello gave David Beckham the chance to end his international career at Wembley but Becks denied. Don’t make the same mistake as he did. It’s not like you’re The David Beckham (if you are, you shouldn’t be reading this).
Qualifiers will take place all over England throughout September and early October. Winners will be progressing to one of the seven Regional Finals before the very best walk out under the iconic Wembley arch. Yes, you will be given the chance to become the official 5-a-side champion of England.
It will be The FA Umbro Fives national final.
You won’t be asked to get to the stadium yourself either. You’ll be arriving at the stadium in style. No, not limosines-and-red-carpet style but official-England-bus style. You’ll get to change in the famous changing rooms and walk onto the pitch for the national anthem.
The winners will receive the trophy from the Royal Box and get to celebrate on the pitch like champions. So, be sure to get all the people you’ve ever known to Wembley to have enough fans to cheer for you because lifting a trophy and celebrating on the pitch like champions without a crowd kind of sucks.
How to sign up? You might ask.
You can find your nearest local qualifier and sign you team up for just £25 by going to TheFA.com/UmbroFives. The website also has highlights from previous finals, find tips on 5-a-side football from Umbro and watch this year’s tournament trailer with Tim Lovejoy and of course the Wembley legend Michael Owen.
For more information, the complete Wembley experience and a chance to win TEN tickets to an England match visit FA Umbro Fives’ Facebook page. You will also get the latest news, results and videos from the tournament through to the national final.
What are you waiting for then? Oh yeah, you should watch the FA Umbro Fives promotion video featuring Manchester United striker Michael Owen as well: