Welcome to The FA’s Rulebook Analysis – your bite sized video guide to help you understand the decision making processes of the Governance Department in relation to On and Off-Field issues. This video is going to explain Supporter Safety and the measures introduced to improve the match day experience for football supporters.
Please note that the above video is a guide to this area only. All Players and Participants are bound by FA Rules and regulations and should refer directly to those Rules and regulations for the definitive position.
Should there be any inconsistency between this guidance and the Rules and regulations, the Rules and regulations prevail.
Any reference to Participant means an Affiliated Association, Authorised Agent, Competition, Club, Club Official, Licensed Agent, Player, Official, Match Official, Management Committee Member, Member or Employee of an affiliated Club and all such persons who are from time to time participating in any activity sanctioned either directly or indirectly by The Association.
Charging Timings and Procedures referred to in Rulebook Analysis videos are applicable for Participants of the FA Premier League, Football League, Football Conference National and The FA WSL. Consult The FA Handbook for Rules and Regulations at different levels of football.
For further information on this area, please see the resource document section below.
Summary of Measures Taken to Prevent Football Violence
A summary of the main measures introduced to prevent violence and to improve the match day experience for football supporters
Stadium Safety Management in England
Chris Whalley, Senior Manager, Stadia Safety and Security at The Football Association, comments on the transformation that has occurred in terms of stadium safety in England.
Stadium Safety Good Practice Guide
Crowd Management Measures - FA Good Practice Guide for Football Clubs