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BT Sport to broadcast The FA Disability Cup

10 June 2022

As part of a plan to grow the game, the 2022 Football Association (FA) Disability Cup will see six cup finals scheduled across the weekend, delivered by The FA in partnership with a range of impairment-specific organisations.

The cup is the largest competition of its kind in this country. As part of this announcement, BT Sport confirmed they will show every match on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 June with live coverage beginning at 10am on each day. The presenting team will consist of Paralympic medallist, Ade Adepitan, seven-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockcroft and BT Sport presenter Lynsey Hipgrave. 

On each day, live coverage of all the finals will feature on three BT Sport channels. Each offering different accessibility features, including enhanced audio description and British Sign Language, with subtitles available. Highlights coverage will be available on Channel 4 on Saturday 18 June.

Anna Denham, Get Yourself Active Programme Manager said:

"It is great to see progress being made by all stakeholders to grow disability football across the UK. We know how important sport and physical activity are to everyone's physical and mental health. Therefore any steps taken to create a more accessible game are welcome.

We hope that by giving Disabled sports a bigger platform, we will see barriers to participation broken down, and more Disabled people taking part.

Ultimately, we would love to see the Disability Cup air on free-to-view television by default, as we know that many Disabled people cannot afford the cost of streaming services. and this can therefore present as a barrier."