Someone with some serious football pedigree could be managing your pub football team, if they make it through to the BT Sport Pub Cup.

Former Wales stars John Hartson and Robbie Savage and England internationals Fara Williams and Rachel Brown-Finnis officially launched this year's tournament at The Gun pub in Hackney – the home of current Pub Cup holders.

The four will all manage teams at this year's semi-finals day at Manchester City's Academy and at the Pub Cup final at Newcastle's St James' Park in June.

This year also sees the launch of the first Women's Pub Cup to run alongside the men's competition.

More teams than ever, 192, will compete at 12 professional grounds across the country for a chance to progress. And this year, every eligble team that registers to play will receive a free full strip from Puma.

Speaking at the launch of this year's BT Sport Pub Cup Robbie Savage, manager of last year's winners, The Gun, encouraged pubs to register: "It's an opportunity to play in a competitive environment and the way you get treated is like being a professional for a period of time. You feel and look like a Premier League player because of the facilities, the opportunities you get and the accolades you get and the exposure for your pub."

Rachel said: "It's a great opportunity to play and get involved. It's not an elitist competition. It's free to enter and you get your kit. It is a great chance to experience some of the things that players get to benefit from being part of a team."

To enter your team in the BT Sport Pub Cup go to

Entries close on Sunday 31st March