A placement student from Manchester Met experienced the final action of the FA People’s Cup first hand at St George’s Park in London.

Chris Berrevoets, a third year Sport’s Management student on placement with MMU Sport, supported his university during the first rounds of the FA People’s Cup before making his way to London for the finals as a volunteer.

Established in 2015 in partnership with BBC Get Inspired, The FA People’s cup is a free-to-enter, small-sided competition. The largest and most inclusive event of its nature in England, this year’s edition saw over 45,000 players take part in 18 different categories.

The first round stage kicked off in February across more than 270 venues, one of which was Manchester Metropolitan University’s Platt Lane Sports Complex where 10 teams battled it out to be crowned university champions, with Chris as the event lead for the day.

St George's Park - home to England's national teams - hosted the finals weekend at the end of April where Chris volunteered as part of the registration and competition management team, which saw him organise the referees and scorecards on his pitch.

Chris, who is nearing the end of his placement year as Sport Development Assistant, said: “Having the opportunity to volunteer at the People’s Cup finals was an amazing privilege.

“The overall experience from start to finish was world class and I can’t wait to be a part of it again next year”.

With teams being cheered on by the support of friends and families, the fourth edition of the competition came to a thrilling end on the 28th and 29th April as 18 teams were crowned winners.


Tuesday, 22nd May 2018