Laws of the Game

The original Laws have changed only marginally over the years.

Today's 17 Laws continue to be based upon the rules that were first ratified by the International Football Association Board (IFAB) when it was founded in 1886.

Changes have occurred in accordance with the specific evolution and demands of modern-day football, but the key element remains of football being seen as essentially a simple game, with laws that can be applied in the same way at any level from the World Cup Final to a friendly game on a local park.
FIFA Laws of the Game.

One requirement of Law is to ensure the safe use of goals. Unfortunately there have been occasions when goalposts have caused serious injury and death. Therefore it is vitally important to follow the guidance, especially when using portable goals.

For further information about the Laws of the Game please contact refereeing:

T: 01903 768573

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