The FA Disability Cup Finals 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 competition has been broadcast live.
The 2021 Finals complete the fifth edition of the competition and will see five cup finals scheduled across the weekend, delivered in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations.
The Disability 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.
Supporting its long-term partnership with the four home nation football federations, which aims to boost support for disability football, BT Sport’s coverage will be available for anyone to watch without a subscription via its app for mobiles, tablets, smart TVs, media adapters and games consoles, plus the BT Sport’s Facebook channel. Highlights coverage will also be available on Channel 4 on 25 July, with details announced soon.
Fans will be able to watch all of the games at the 2021 FA Disability Cup
The competition will also offer the most accessible live coverage 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. BT Sport 3 will feature enhanced Audio Description delivered by an expert based at St George’s Park. In addition, BT Sport Extra 1 will carry British Sign Language, with subtitles 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.
For more information, visit http://www.btsport.com/fadisabilitycup