Believe it or not: The Road to Wembley begins in a months time!
Here is where some of the borough teams will be playing:
Meanwhile, while down at the Thurrock Tigers Kick Racism Tournament on Saturday (July 4) and in the presence of the FA Cup, YourThurrock reporter Michael Casey was given a fascinating footballing history lesson by Thurrock MP Andrew Mackinlay.
Preliminary (August 29): Thamesmead Town v Tilbury; East Thurrock United v Brentwood.
First qualifying (September 12): Thamesmead Town or Tilbury v Windsor and Eton or Barkingside or Bowers and Pitsea; East Thurrock or Brentwood v Barton Rovers or Ware; Witham or Saffron Walden or London Colney or Hawrwich and Parkeston v Aveley;
FA YOUTH CUP Preliminary (w/c September 7): Brightlingsea Regent v Thurrock; Grays Ath v Hemel Hempstead Town.
First qualifying (w/c September 21): Brightlingsea Regent or Thurrock v Burnham Ramblers; Harlow v Aveley; East Thurrock v Boreham Wood or Billericay; Colney Heath v Tilbury; Grays or Hemel Hempstead v Halstead or Witham Cheshunt v St Margaretsbury or Bowers and Pitsea;
Second qualifying (October 5): Hullbridge v Leverstock v Harlow or Aveley; Colney Heath or Thurrock v Cheshunt or St Margaretsbury or Bowers and Pitsea; Southend Manor or St Albans or Hitchin v Brightlingsea Regent or Thurrock; Brentwood or London Colney or Ilford or Harpenden v East Thurrock or Boreham Wood or Billericay; Chelmsford City or Romford or Waltham Abbey v Grays, Hemel Hempstead or Witham.
FA TROPHY (265 entries) l Preliminary (October 3): Tilbury v Biggleswade Town; Waltham Forest v East Thurrock United.
First qualifying (October 17): Aveley v Carshalton Ath; Tilbury or Biggleswade v Chipstead or Horsham YMCA; Waltham Forest or East Thurrock v Maidstone.