Rules and Regulations
Sanctioning An Event
If you are organizing an event such as a Trade Group tournament or an Overseas Visit you will need to get it sanctioned by the RAF FA and also the Directorate of RAF Sports.
For Trade Group tournaments to be sanctioned you should email a copy of the Admin Order to the RAF FA County Secretary email@example.com
Here are some useful documents advising of the processes to follow:
RAF Football Tours
Overseas Visit Flowchart
Other associated documents and records can be found on the RAF FA and RAF Sports Federation MOSS site (DII machines only), please click here
Applications To Play Foreign Opposition
Has your club lined up fixtures against a Foreign Club, either in England or Abroad? Getting approval from the FA has never been simpler.
Permission is not needed for one-off matches against teams from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales however there is a simple form that is required for matches against teams from the Republic of Ireland and other FIFA countries.
If you are required to complete the Application to Play Foreign Opposition form, please download it here and once filled in please forward to firstname.lastname@example.org so that the RAF FA can complete the remaining sections before forwarding to the Sanctioning Department at the FA on your clubs behalf.
International Clearance For Players
Did you know that International Clearance is required by all players aged over 10 when moving across borders to play Football? If you didn’t, here are a couple of helpful tips to ask when signing players for your club:
Make sure you ask your players if they have ever played outside of England before you register them.
If they have played abroad, then make sure you complete the International Clearance Request Form and send it direct to Registrations@TheFA.com.
Don’t play the player concerned until you have received clearance from the FA. The FA will try and action your request as soon as possible.
To request the relevant form for your club to complete, please get in touch with us.
RAF FA Cup Competitions & Annual Tournaments
RAF Cup rules and regulations can be found in the RAF FA Handbook and Admin Orders within the RAF FA MOSS site.