Keeping the game safe and fair

London FA is responsible for ensuring that the Rules and Regulations of The FA and County FA are upheld and enforced.

Football is a game for all and London FA are determined to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for anyone who wishes to play, coach, officiate, administer, support or be involved in local football.

Find out more about the four key areas of discipline by following the signposts below. 

Get In Touch

Discipline & Governance Team

E: discipline@londonfa.com

Discipline update

Find out about the latest updates regarding discipline in grassroots football across London.

Criminal Record Checks Update Service

Essential Information for Players - 2020-21

The FA have prepared a helpful guide to clubs and participants on the disciplinary procedures for the 2020/21 season at Step 5 and below. 

The guide covers match-based discipline, regulation changes, hearings and the appeals process, and demonstrate how the Whole Game System can assist clubs and leagues with their day to day administration.

Referee overlooks a game.

Temporary Dismissals

As of the start of the 2019/20 season, temporary dismissals - otherwise known as 'sin bins' - will be utilised at all levels of the game from Step 7 and below.

Make sure you're aware of how they work and how they're implemented within matches.


Online information

This handbook covers Disciplinary Procedures for all players, teams, clubs and leagues dealt with by County FAs under County Disciplinary Procedures at Step 5 and below.

This e-Book will provide information on what procedures are adopted and required for match based discipline and interactive learning and education around the decision making of appeals and hearings.

This e-book will also provide a guide on how clubs and leagues can best utilise the portal and benefit themselves with the assistance of their running of day-to-day activities.