The Football Association
The Football Association, kent simply as the FA an aw, is the govrenin bouk o fitbaw in Ingland, an the Croun dependencies o Jersey, Guernsey an the Isle o Man. Shapit in 1863, it is the auldest fitbaw association in the warld an is responsible for owerseein aw aspects o the amateur an profeesional gemme in its territory.
|Foondit||26 October 1863|
|Preses||HRH The Duke o Cambridge|
The FA sanctions aw competitive fitbaw matches athin its remit at naitional level, an indirectly at local level throu the County Football Associations. It runs numerous competeetions, the maist famous o which is the FA Cup. It is responsible for appointin the management o the men's, weemen's an youth naitional fitbaw teams.
The FA is a member o baith UEFA an FIFA an haulds a permanent seat on the International Football Association Board (IFAB) which is responsible for the laws o the gemme. As the first fitbaw association, it daes no uise the naitional name "English" in its title. The FA is based at Wembley Stadium, Lunnon.