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Laws Of The Game

Here you will find useful documents that highlight the Laws of the Game Changes for 2017/18.

Following last seasons overhaul of the Laws of the Game there are a few changes this season.

Below you will find several documents which go through the changes for the upcoming season.

download relevant information:

The new Laws of the Game book for you to download. The further advice section at the back of the book is particularly useful and answers many questions you may have.

A summary document, which highlights the changes to law. This is just a summary document so read the LOTG in conjunction with this to get the full understanding of the new laws and the thinking behind it.

A summary of the law changes which will affect players, without the 'referee speak'.

A guide to the changes in the practical guidance for referees.

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Whatever your involvement in football, you have a responsibility to make our game as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone.

This is particularly true if your role as a referee involves officiating matches where children and young people under the age of 18 are playing. It also applies if as you are officiating alongside under-18 referees and assistant referees.

Find out how The FA and CFAs manages safeguarding nationally and locally. You’ll also find detailed information on the game’s safeguarding strategy, and how it applies to you.

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