Draw date for early rounds of 2016/17 Emirates FA Cup announced

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The English Football Association have announced that the draws for the early rounds of the Emirates FA Cup, FA Trophy and FA Vase will take place in early July.

Full dates for the 2016/17 FA Cup have already been announced up to and including the first round proper with the Extra Preliminary Round set to kick-off on Saturday 6th August 2016.

Dates for your diary: How the 2016/17 season is panning out

The draw

The draw for the early rounds of England’s three major non-league affecting cup competitions will take place on Friday 8th July 2016.

The Uhlsport Hellenic Premier League will begin with matches for teams competing in the FA Cup between Monday 1st and Wednesday 3rd August 2016.

Local sides Binfield, Bracknell Town and Wokingham & Emmbrook are all expected to feature in the draws for the opening rounds.

Thatcham Town and Bracknell went the furthest in last seasons competition – reaching the first qualifying round. We charted how each team performed here.

Read more: Would you prefer a fleeting FA Cup run or a sustained title challenge? Vote in our poll.

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