Guide to First Round Draw of 2023-24 FA Cup

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Guide to the First Round draw of 2023-24 FA Cup as the tournament moves into the proper stages of the campaign. 

Over the last two months, numerous Non League have done battle to secure their places in the hat for the First Round Proper, which could see them face a glamourous home tie against EFL opposition as League One and League Two clubs enter the competition.

Now, here is a guide to everything that you must know about the First Round draw in 2023-24 FA Cup.


When is the First Round Draw?

The draw for the First Round of 2023-24 FA Cup will take place on Sunday 15 October live on ITV1 in the UK, with coverage commencing at 2:30pm BST ahead of the broadcaster’s coverage of England’s Rugby World Cup Quarter-Final against Fiji.


How Many Teams will be in the Draw?

80 clubs will be involved in the draw as 48 clubs from League One and League Two join the competition at this stage, alongside the 32 qualifiers from the Fourth Qualifying Round.

Ball Number Team
1 Accrington Stanley
2 AFC Wimbledon
3 Barnsley
4 Barrow
5 Blackpool
6 Bolton Wanderers
7 Bradford City
8 Bristol Rovers
9 Burton Albion
10 Cambridge United
11 Carlisle United
12 Charlton Athletic
13 Cheltenham Town
14 Colchester United
15 Crawley Town
16 Crewe Alexandra
17 Derby County
18 Doncaster Rovers
19 Exeter City
20 Fleetwood Town
21 Forest Green Rovers
22 Gillingham
23 Grimsby Town
24 Harrogate Town
25 Leyton Orient
26 Lincoln City
27 Mansfield Town
28 MK Dons
29 Morecambe
30 Newport County
31 Northampton Town
32 Notts County
33 Oxford United
34 Peterborough United
35 Port Vale
36 Portsmouth
37 Reading
38 Salford City
39 Shrewsbury Town
40 Stevenage
41 Stockport County
42 Sutton United
43 Swindon Town
44 Tranmere Roves
45 Walsall
46 Wigan Athletic
47 Wrexham
48 Wycombe Wanderers
49 Scarborough Athletic/Oxford City
50 Oldham Athletic
51 Marine
52 Worksop Town
53 AFC Fylde
54 Hereford
55 York City/Needham Market
56 Solihull Moors
57 Chesterfield
58 Alfreton Town
59 Chester
60 Chelmsford City/Whitby Town
61 Curzon Ashton
62 Kidderminster Harriers
63 Gateshead
64 Aldershot
65 Maidstone United
66 Ramsgate
67 Aveley/Barnet
68 Hemel Hempstead/Woking
69 Horsham
70 Eastleigh
71 Yeovil Town
72 Bromley
73 Maidenhead United
74 Braintree Town/Chesham United
75 Bracknell Town
76 Worthing
77 Boreham Wood
78 Cray Valley PM
79 Ebbsfleet United/Slough Town
80 Billericay Town/Sheppey United


When is the First Round Taking Place?

The First Round wiill take place across weekend of 3-6 November on BBC and ITV in the UK, with the winning teams awarded £40,000 in prize money and a place in the Second Round.

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