County Football Association

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The County Football Associations are the local governing bodies of association football in England and the Crown dependencies. County FAs exist to govern all aspects of football in England. They are responsible for administering club and player registration as well as promoting development amongst those bodies and referees .

Most of the County FAs align roughly along historic county boundaries, although some cover more than one county, and some of the major cities, particularly those with a strong football tradition, have their own FAs. The Sheffield FA was the first to be created, in 1867. Several institutions have county FA status in their own right, including Cambridge and Oxford universities, the armed forces, and the Amateur Football Alliance, which has a strong presence in the south-east of England.

The county football associations, along with their fellow associations from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland run the Tesco Cup, a tournament for young players sponsored by the retailers Tesco. At present there is a boy's tournament at Under 13 level and two girl's tournaments at Under 14 and Under 16 levels.

County football associations host 'County cups' - knockout cup competitions held at a sub-regional level, which are open to all affiliated members of the County FA. Typically County FAs will host County Cup competitions at the following levels: senior, intermediate, junior, women's, veterans, senior Sunday football, intermediate Sunday football and junior Sunday football.

FA Council representation[edit]

Each County Football Association is represented by one of its members on the FA Council.

Association Representative
Amateur Football Alliance M Brown
Army Major W T E Thomson
Bedfordshire P D Brown
Berks & Bucks J A Christopher
Birmingham R J Wood
Cambridgeshire J W Coad ATII
Cambridge University Dr J A Little
Cheshire D Edmunds
Cornwall G Lee
Cumberland J A Murphy
Derbyshire K Compton
Devon D J Henson
Dorset P S Hough
Durham P Maguire
East Riding D Johnson
English Schools J A Read
Essex M B Game
Gloucestershire R F Burden FCIB, MBCS, FRSA
Guernsey
Hampshire E J Ward
Herefordshire R J Perks
Hertfordshire R G Kibble
Huntingdonshire M Frost
Independent Schools D R Elleray
Isle of Man
Jersey
Kent P C B Smith
Lancashire D J Lewin
Leicestershire & Rutland J Folwell
Lincolnshire R C Jackson
Liverpool F L J Hunter
London A J Sharples
Manchester J B Halford
Middlesex P J Clayton
Norfolk R J Howlett JP
North Riding K Boyer
Northamptonshire B Walden
Northumberland R E Maughan
Nottinghamshire J J Waterall
Oxfordshire D Hovard
Oxford University R Tur
Royal Air Force Sqn Ldr J France
Royal Navy Lt Cdr S G Vasey RN
Sheffield and Hallamshire P Jackson
Shropshire D J Simpson
Somerset A P Hockley
Staffordshire B J Adshead
Suffolk W M Steward
Surrey R S Lewis
Sussex P R Bentley
Westmorland G Aplin
West Riding G R Carter, JP
Wiltshire M G Benson
Women's Football Conference Mrs S Hough
Worcestershire M R Leggett

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