Consett AFC

The Football Association

Based in a city that’s borderline obsessed with its football, we are delighted to have been chosen to provide legal support to The Football Association and its County FAs and Chartered Standard Clubs across England and Wales.

This FA Resource area contains information designed to help guide and educate the teams and people who work in these organisations. If you require further help we have two dedicated helplines to get in touch:

County FAs

Chartered Standard Clubs

You’ll find we can offer advice covering a full range of legal areas, such as contracts, organisational structures, landlord and tenant, property construction projects, employment, health & safety, freedom of information and resolving disputes.

Legal Resources


The above download file includes 10 Guidance Notes:

  • Guidance Note 1: Membership Subscriptions
  • Guidance Note 2: Contractual Rights and Obligations in relation to Suppliers
  • Guidance Note 3: Overseas Tours
  • Guidance Note 4: Club Operations
  • Guidance Note 5: Facilities Hire
  • Guidance Note 6: Employment
  • Guidance Note 7: Financial Assistance
  • Guidance Note 8: Directors’ Duties
  • Guidance Note 9: Data Protection
  • Guidance Note 10: Sponsorship contracts

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Other Resources

We continue to work with the FA to roll out support.