Increasingly clubs and the football public are demanding more and more information on the process of how regulatory decisions are reached and by whom.
The FA will take further action to improve the independence and transparency of its decision-making in order to build greater trust with players, coaches, referees, clubs and fans.
We are continuing to review the composition of judicial panels for the professional game. Each judiciary panel member will have their biographies published and all panel decisions will be published when appropriate.
As of the 2018-19 season, The FA will pilot regular on-camera briefings of its regulatory and disciplinary decisions. This might be fronted by an ex-player with credibility and allow the decision-making of the organisation to have a ‘human face’.
The proposal for the reformatting of FA Council meetings will continue to progress with the ambition of allowing for the online streaming of key presentations and debates on football issues, from the 2018-19 season onwards.