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About Amateur FA

About the Amateur FA 

 

The Amateur FA is a County Football Association, affiliated to the Football Association.

Whilst the majority of our clubs are in London and the Home Counties, we have member clubs throughout England. The Amateur FA is unusual among County FA's, as it is not based around a particular geographical area.

A Football Environment Based on Fun, Fair-Play and Friendship for all Abilities


We aim to provide football opportunities For All, regardless of age, gender, ability, race, culture or background, to enjoy the spirit of amateur football, both competitively and for recreation. We also pride ourselves on the skill and competitiveness of our leagues, and on our traditions of fair play and respect for opponents and match officials.


Amateur FA Strategy 2021-2024: Together in Alliance

The new Amateur FA strategy 'Together in Alliance' for 2021-2024 has been launched and encompasses our ethos that football is for all abilities, and embraces Disability football, Futsal, Small Sided, Veterans, Walking football, Women’s football and Safeguarding by continuing to improve our safeguarding to support for clubs and leagues.

The Amateur FA’s Mission is to provide everyone with the chance and opportunity to enjoy the freedom of amateur football both competitively and recreationally purposes played in the right spirit as well as complying with the Laws of the beautiful game.

We recognise the importance of regular participation in football to health and wellbeing, and the wider impact football can have on society.

Our football journey into Strategy 2021-24 starts now. Read the strategy HERE.

Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion