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Football Association forms in England (1863)

Football Association forms in England (1863)

The FA was formed in October 1863. The Football Association (also known as The FA) is the governing body of association football in England and the Crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man. Formed in 1863, it is the oldest football association in the world! The FA is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the amateur and professional game in its territory. The FA is a member of both UEFA and FIFA and holds a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which is responsible for the Laws of the Game.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Have a kick about with our slipper soccer games and drills – here
  • Try out this knitting pattern for football scarves – here
  • Print off and enjoy a Football Word Search in our activity book…
  • Football is included in our sporting activity book – here