Formed in 1867, Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA can claim to be the first County Football Association in the country to be established.
It is the regional governing body for football and directly affects 120,000 people involved with grassroots football in the area every week.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA has a twofold remit; firstly it governs and administers the game, which means providing the infrastructure that actually allows the game to take place. This involves the recruitment, retention and the appointment to matches of approximately 950 referees.
The County FA administers eight cup competitions, with over 900 teams of boys, girls, women and men of varying standards taking part. It sanctions leagues and affiliates approximately 3,500 teams and registers thousands of players, in addition to providing a fair and transparent disciplinary system dealing with cautions, dismissals and resulting suspensions.
Secondly Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA works hard to develop the game by increasing participation and raising standards, ensuring that as many people as possible, from whatever backgrounds, have opportunities to play the national game.
The Football Development programme reaches thousands of people each year throughout the region. The County FA is passionate about raising standards within the game and proudly champion the Charter Standard award.
It runs a comprehensive coach and education programme, which includes Respect, child welfare, and first aid - training over 2,000 people annually.
Sheffield & Hallamshire County FA works with local authorities, the professional football clubs - Barnsley, Doncaster Rovers, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday - and other organisations to ensure that the impact of football on the community is coordinated and strategic.
You can find the County FA at:
69 Cornish Place