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The Football Association

The be-ribboned FA Cup, in front of a blurred-out stadium

"The FA actually gave me the opportunity to tell my wife and friends; the chance to play for England; and to be able to shout: I've got a disability and I don't care."

Read James Blackwell's story here


Football's not just about the professionals. It's for everyone.

Today, 11.8million people play football in England. And The FA’s here to ensure everyone who participates has a great experience – regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, ability or disability, faith or age.

Whether that’s for a kickabout or when an England team walks out at Wembley – and all the levels of football in between.

"For All encapsulates our support and delivery for all levels of the game"

- Martin Glenn

We’re also the people who created The FA Cup and, more recently, The FA People’s Cup – the nation’s biggest free, amateur five-a-side competition. We run Wembley Stadium, and are building hundreds of 3G pitches around the country, so everyone who wants to play, can. 

We run initiatives to encourage every type of player, including Girls’ Football Week to get girls into our national sport. We oversee all coaching and refereeingqualifications. In addition, we run and support 24 England teams, including seven disability national teams.

We work to safeguard at all levels of the game and provide a range of support services and training to volunteers. We constantly strive for best practice, so we can set new standards in everything we do.

More than 150 years after we were founded, today’s Football Association is more committed than ever to one simple philosophy: 

The game is for anyone, anytime, anywhere. In other words: For All.


Our Strategic Objectives

Our strategic plan through to 2024 aims to take The FA and English football forward with bold leadership and ambitious targets. Our vision remains to bring all parts of the game even closer together and leave a nation inspired. Our strategic plan has six game changer objectives:

  • Win a major tournament
  • Serve 2m+ through a transformed digital platform
  • Ensure equal opportunities for every girl
  • Deliver 5000 quality pitches
  • Deliver a game free from discrimination
  • Maximise the appeal and revenues of The FA Cups and Barclays FA Women’s Super League

Delivering these game changer objectives is supported by our eight serve objectives.

Our Values

We believe that the best chance of achieving these objectives is with a healthy culture. At The FA, we live our PRIDE values in everything that we do:

Progressive - We embrace new thinking in the pursuit of continuous improvement

Respectful - We set the standards for respectful behaviour across the game

Inclusive - We champion and ensure that football is and will remain a game for everyone

Determined - We are tenacious and accountable to each other in serving the whole game and doing the right thing

Excellent - The very best outcome can only be achieved by sustained excellence in performance


What we can offer you

Staff benefits

We are committed to rewarding the hard work of our people. Top performance is supported by a healthy work-life balance, and our reward package reflects this:


Pension Scheme

Private Healthcare

Childcare Vouchers

Subsidised Onsite Gym

Cycle to Work Scheme

Life Assurance

Season Ticket Loan

25 days Holiday Leave


Complimentary Match Day Tickets for FA Events

Priority Purchase Tickets for Other Events 

Complimentary Stadium Tours

Learning and Development

At The FA, we are dedicated to developing our people both professionally and personally. We focus on business needs identified from our business planning process as well as the learning needs identified from our performance and development reviews. We want The FA to have an agile workforce which means we need our people to enjoy varied and successful careers with us. Learning and Development is a great mechanism for making this possible. Our development solutions are blended and include, but are not limited to; traditional face-to-face training courses, coaching and mentoring, 360 feedback, specialist courses, in-house FA coaching courses, and online learning. Learning and Development at The FA will help identify your learning goals, ensure you receive the most appropriate learning solution, and help you apply your learning to bring success both for you personally and for The FA.