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Rules and Regulations

Hampshire fa rules and regulations page

Guidance and support for all of our members

Want to know the correct pitch dimensions for U11s?

Need International Clearance for your new signing?

Read our key guidance below for more information on the following areas; Sine Die Suspensions, Sponsorship Sanctioning, 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.


A player is placed under Sine Die suspension when they owe money to either the Hampshire 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.

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01256 853000
(8:30am - 5:15pm Monday - Friday)

By Email: Info@HampshireFA.com

club report form

If you witness misconduct at a football game in the county and would like to report it to the Hampshire FA, please contact the Discipline department at Hampshire FA who will provide you with the form to complete and return the Club Report Form. Please provide as much detail as you can in the report. This detail helps us to better investigate poor behaviour reported in Hampshire's football community.



We often receive questions about the pitch and goalpost sizes recommended for specific age groups in football. Download the handy FA guide below for information on the following formats:

  • Mini Soccer (5v5 & 7v7)
  • 9v9 Football
  • Youth Football
  • Adult Football
  • Football Pyramid (Steps 1-7)

Pitch, goal post & ball sizes



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. 

download international clearance application form

international clearance notes


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.

download playing against foreign clubs application form

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