The Amateur FA is responsible for ensuring that the Rules and Regulations of The FA and County FA are upheld and enforced.


Football is a game for all and the Amateur FA is determined to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for anyone who wishes to play, coach, officiate, administer, support or be involved in local grassroots football within our County.

On these pages you can find guides for football discipline, along with the relevant sections of The FA handbook which governs on-and off-field discipline and a series of one-page reference guides covering the key disciplinary procedures at Step 5 and below. 


Get in Touch

Visit our Helpdesk to find answers to our frequently answered questions.

Still need to contact us?

Phone: 020 8733 2613

Email: discipline@amateur-fa.com

Essential Information For Clubs 20-21

Essential Information for Clubs 2020/21

Helpful guidance to Clubs and Participants on the disciplinary procedures for the 2020/21 Season at Step 5 and below 
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Disciplinary Hearings

All you need to know for attending hearings.
FA Registered Intermediaries List

County FA Disciplinary Sanction Guidelines

Click here for the guide to discipline sanctions.


Updating Suspensions - Our Suspension Guide

The FA Discipline Handbook 2017-18

County FA Written Reasons

Outcomes of County FA serious cases
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Tackling Discrimination

FA charges - November 2018

Useful Resources and How to Guides


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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

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