The Amateur FA was disappointed and concerned to be informed of an alleged transphobic incident involving one of our clubs and leagues last week.
Since that time, we have had positive conversations with Camden Bells and the Super5 League, along with colleagues within The FA. Both Camden Bells and the Super5 League are keen to work together to ensure the league meets its commitment to be fully inclusive for trans and non-binary football players, where we can help, we will.
The Amateur FA has a few leagues participating in The FA’s mixed football pilot, seeking to prove the hypothesis that mixed football within adult recreational environments does not pose a disproportionate injury risk. The FA’s Football Development Committee are keen to reach a conclusion to the study this season.
The Amateur FA are hopeful that a rule change will be in place for the start of the 2022-23 season, permitting mixed adult recreational affiliated football.
The Amateur FA was founded over a century ago to maintain a fair playing field for football, our affiliated competitions balance competition and recreation for more than 25,000 players.
Our vision is for a football environment based on fun, fair-play and friendship for all abilities. We believe football should be accessible, fun, fair and safe. We want to bring all abilities together through football and we want to create friendships and happy memories from football experiences.
For more information on our support for Inclusion in amateur football please click here.
Jason Kilby - Chief Executive, Amateur Football Alliance