Holy Month of Ramadan 2023

Football and Ramadan

As Ramadan begins, learn more with our guidance for those involved in football.

The FA has published guidance to support participants and employees across the footballing community during the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Wednesday 22 March and is expected to last until Friday 21 April.

The guide includes information on how fasting and other lifestyle changes during this period may impact participants across adult and youth football, with advice on exercise and nutrition for practising Muslims, as well as guidance for non-Muslim players and staff to ensure their footballing environment is as inclusive and welcoming as possible.

The guidance, which can be viewed here, was created with input from Nujum Sports, and aims to answer many of the questions that players, coaches and administrators may have around Ramadan and how it might affect football at any level.

Download Ramadan Guidance

For further information about our work in faith and football, please contact Julie Callaghan, Disability & Inclusion Football Development Officer, at Julie.Callaghan@SheffieldFA.com