Maintaining Fairness in Grassroots

essential information

Available in interactive FA guide online

Essential Information

Essential information for clubs at Step 5 and below is available via an online FA interactive reference guide to aid leagues, clubs and players throughout the season.

This handbook will be a useful guide to explain the disciplinary process and details the changes which have taken place over the last few years, including match-based discipline, the expansion of the temporary dismissal trials ('Sin Bins'), sanction guidelines, competition-specific cautions, mandatory minimum sanctions and changes to referee reporting.

Click here to access the online guidance and click here to view the latest County FA Written Reasons relating to hearings.




Written Reasons

Billericay Town Girls FC

Tackling Discrimination

How to report discrimination - wherever it happens
the football association

Serious Misconduct Action Plan

Alongside Kick It Out, The FA have published a joint action plan to proactively tackle incidents of discrimination and serious misconduct in grassroots football.

The action plan follows new research commissioned with Kick It Out, which was undertaken to help identify ways to improve reporting, awareness, and handling of incidents of discrimination and serious misconduct in the grassroots game.