The Football Association (The FA), formed in 1863 is the oldest football association in the world. The FA operates as national governing body for football in England and is responsible for sanctioning competition Rule Books and regulating on-field matters for the Premier League and amateur football.
Its activities are many and varied and include the following:
Promoting the development of the game amongst all ages, backgrounds and abilities in terms of participation and quality. This also involves promoting the availability of the sport to the greatest possible number of people with a sustainable approach.
Regulating the game on and off the field of play through the “Laws of the Game” and the “Rules of The Association”. Sanctioning, either directly or indirectly, all matches, leagues and competitions played in England.
Overseeing the administration of the disciplinary system, which is applicable to all participants in the game and the administration of refereeing throughout the game.
Organising a number of senior men’s, youth and women’s national competitions and the participation of England national representative teams in international matches.
For more information visit: https://www.thefa.com/