Please see below an update from The FA about consultation on changes to the Laws of Walking Football.
The RA would encourage those involved in Walking Football to review The Laws and consider submitting any proposals they may have for changes.
Moving forward we are seeking volunteers to form a Walking Football working group to provide The RA with guidance.
A position as a RA Honorary Officer would then be created as the voice for Walking Football/Futsal and such other groups.
You can of course submit your changes directly to The FA, but the RA would also like to coordinate your submission.
Please advise us of your submission via "The RA Contact The RA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
email address by Thursday 24th August
The FA is undertaking a review of Walking Football Rules.
It is an opportunity for members to input if they so wish.
“Walking Football Laws of the Game review.
The current version of the FA Laws of Walking Football (the ‘Laws’) were introduced in June 2019 and revised annually.
Given the continued growth of the game, we are now completing the review process in line with the typical Walking Football calendar.
The review will be carried out by the FA Walking Football Advisory Group (the ‘Group’) with consultation from the Walking Football Referee Working Group.
To inform the discussions, we are inviting County FAs to submit any proposals for change beforehand.
Those proposals must be submitted by 12pm on Tuesday 29th August, using the form here.
Prior to completing the proforma, we would encourage you to consult with representatives of your Walking Football Leagues and Competitions, including players, facilitators and referees before submitting the proposals yourself.
We anticipate that there will be proposals to make ‘minor’ amendments to the current wording of some Laws and more substantial proposals, which may require ‘trialling’ before potentially being introduced as Law.
*Please note that we are currently completing trials regarding a proposed ‘team foul count’ in place of blue cards for individual walking offences so this will not need to be submitted.
The current version of the Laws is attached separately.