Rules and Regulations

cheshire fa rules & regulations

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Read our guidance below for more information on the following areas; Sine Die Suspensions, FA Pitch & Goalpost Dimensions. International Clearance and Playing Against Foreign Opposition.

Whether you’ve just started out as a club administrator or you’ve been part of the game for longer than you can remember, we’re here to guide you through the rules and regulations that may come up in the course of running your club.

Sine Die Suspensions

A player is placed under Sine Die suspension when they owe money to either the Cheshire FA or to a League or Club that has used the Debt Recovery Scheme.

Before signing a player it is essential that you check to ensure that they are not under any form of suspension. A player under Sine Die suspension is prevented from taking part in any form of football activity.

Any player under Sine Die suspension can have their suspension lifted immediately on payment of the outstanding debt.

International Clearance

FIFA Regulations require National Associations to issue an International Registration Transfer Certificate for any player over the age of 12 who is moving from one National Association to another including across UK borders.

International Clearance Form

International Clearance Minor Form

Playing Against Foreign Clubs

Every year Clubs go on tours across the World, experiencing different cultures and playing against new teams. Prior to going on such a tour a Club should gain permission from the FA to play against foreign opposition.

Playing against Foreign clubs application form.

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E: Discipline@CheshireFA.com

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