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Rules & Regulations

Discipline, Laws of the Game, Rules & Regulations

Whatever role you take in football it's important to know about the rules and regulations.

Familiarising yourself with the laws of the game, discipline matters, safeguarding and inclusion processes will help ensure everyone involved in local football can enjoy the game in fair, inclusive and safe environments.

When will my suspension kick in? How many substitutions can I make? Will goal difference decide league placings? What size ball should my youth team be using? The answers to many of your questions can be found by clicking through to the below pages...

The FA Respect


The FA's Respect programme provides a series of tools for leagues, clubs, coaches, players and parents from grassroots to elite football - to help ensure a safe, positive environment in which to play the game.