23. The Football Association.

The national governing body of football in England is the Football Association ('the FA'). The FA was founded in 1863 and established the first ever set of 'Laws of the Game', comprising 14 official rules1.

The FA is a company limited by shares which was incorporated in 1903. Its central objects are the promotion and regulation of the game of association football and supporting the technical development of the England representative teams, as well as professional and grassroots football generally2. It is a member of both UEFA (the European governing body for association football) and FIFA (the worldwide governing body