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Laws of the game 2016-2017

  • 01/06/16
  • By Keith Jeffery
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Changes to the Laws for next season

The International FA Board (IFAB) held in Cardiff on 5, March 2016 approved the most comprehensive revision of the Laws of the Game in IFAB’s 130 year history.

The aim was to make it easier for everyone involved with football to read and understand the Laws and, to achieve this; the Law book has been restructured and more than 10,000 words removed.

Another aim was to ensure that the Laws are appropriate for football in the 21st Century and changes have been made so that the Laws are up to date, consistent and promote ‘fair play’.

It is vitally important that all of our Leagues, Clubs and Match Officials are fully aware of the revised Laws of the Game for season 2016/2017 and as such we would appreciate your support in communicating these significant changes which are effective from today – 01, June 2016.

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