Laws of the Game

All match officials should ensure that they keep themselves up to date with the Laws of the Game; this page offers up to date information to assist you in doing so.

It is the duty of all match officials to ensure that they have an understanding on the current Laws of the Game. 

The latest version of the Laws of the Game can be downloaded directly by clicking the following links: 

For those Officiating Youth Football click the following link

For the following documents please visit the documents section at the bottom of the page. 

  • Advice on the application of the laws of the game.
  • FA Guidelines for Assistant Referees - fouls in and around the penalty area (July 2014).
  • FA Guidelines for Assistant Referees - Indicating a Penalty Kick (July 2014).
  • FA Guidelines for Assistant Referees - FAQs. 
  • Pitch and goal post dimensions, including advice on goal post safety.
  • Guidance on Third Generation (3G) turf.
  • Refereeing and Equality - FAQ's.
  • FA Small Sided Laws of the Game.
  • FA Laws for Mini Soccer 5 v 5 and 7 v 7.
  • FA Laws of the Game - Walking Football (Players).
  • FA Laws of the Game - Walking Football (Combined)
  • FA Laws of the Game - Walking Football (Referee and Competition Organiser). 

If after studying these documents you still require further advice please direct your query to andy.moisey@hampshirefa.com