FA confirm competition key dates

The FA have confirmed round dates for the coming season’s Emirates FA Cup and Isuzu FA Vase.

The FA Cup will begin with the extra preliminary round on Saturday 3rd August, with the preliminary round following a fortnight later.

In the FA Vase, the competition gets underway on Saturday 24th August with the first qualifying round, with the second qualifying round taking place on Saturday 21st September.

The draws for early rounds of both competitions is expected to be released on Friday 5th July.