Laws of the Game & FA Rules

The FA Handbook 2021-22

The FA Handbook 2021-22

The FA Handbook for season 2021-22 is now available. The online version of the Handbook has been temporarily taken offline, please see PDF below for access to The FA Handbook 2021/2022. You can also download individual sections below.

FA Rule B (Supervision of competitions and matches) – new version of Rule

This document sets out a new version of FA Rule B (The FA’s supervision of competitions and matches) which was approved at an Extraordinary General Meeting of The FA on 21 October 2021. The FA is in the process of updating the electronic handbook but in the meantime Participants should refer to this document with regard to Rule B. The FA will also be making any consequential changes required to references within the Handbook as a result of the changes, including in particular the Sanction and Control of Competitions Regulations. 

Anti-Doping Regulations and Judicial Panel Terms of Reference

Participants should note that the Anti-Doping Regulations and Judicial Panel Terms of Reference were amended on 21 October 2021 by FA Council. The relevant amendments are set out in the pdf paper below.

The FA has also approved changes to its Articles of Association..

A PDF of the updated versions of FA Rule B, Anti-Doping Regulations, Judicial Panel Terms of Reference and the Articles of Association are available to download from the Useful Resources section below.

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