The dates for the major FA competitions were released this week.

The biggest change is the FA Trophy Final has been moved back to May as part of an end of season double header to be played on the same day as the FA Vase Final on 22 May 2016.

The rebranded Vanarama National League begins the second weekend of August and the full list of fixtures will be announced later this summer.

The FA Cup First Round Proper sticks to it’s traditional date of early November and The Coasters will be hoping to reach that stage for the third time in four seasons.

Fylde’s Youth Squad will also be looking to emulate their exploits by reaching the First Round Proper of the FA Youth Cup for a second successive season and could start their campaign as early as 7 September depending on the draw.

The draws for the early rounds of these competitions will be published over the next few weeks.


Saturday 8 August – National League commences

W/c Monday 7 September – FA Youth Cup PR

W/c Monday 21 September – FA Youth Cup 1QR

Saturday 26 September – FA Cup 2QR

W/c Monday 5 October – FA Youth Cup 2QR

Saturday 10 October – FA Cup 3QR

W/c Monday 19 October – FA Youth 3QR

Saturday 24 October – FA Cup 4QR

W/c Monday 2 November – FA Youth Cup 1R

Saturday 7 November – FA Cup 1R

Saturday 28 November – FA Trophy 3QR

Saturday 12 December – FA Trophy 1R

Saturday 16 January – FA Trophy 2R

Saturday 6 February – FA Trophy 3R

Satuarday 27 February – FA Trophy 4R

Saturday 12 March – FA Trophy SF1L

Saturday 19 March – FA Trophy SF2L

Sunday 22 May – FA Trophy Final