County football association

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The county football associations are the local governing bodies of association football in England and the Crown dependencies. County FAs exist to govern all aspects of football in England. They are responsible for administering club and player registration as well as promoting development amongst those bodies and referees.

Most of the county FAs align roughly along historic county boundaries, although some cover more than one county, and some of the major cities, particularly those with a strong football tradition, have their own FAs.[1] The Sheffield FA was the first to be created, in 1867. Several institutions have county FA status in their own right, including Cambridge and Oxford universities, the armed forces, and the Amateur Football Alliance, which has a strong presence in the south-east of England.

County football associations host 'county cups' – knockout cup competitions held at a sub-regional level, which are open to all affiliated members of the county FA. Typically, county FAs will host county cup competitions at the following levels: senior, intermediate, junior, women's, veterans, senior Sunday football, intermediate Sunday football and junior Sunday football.

The county football associations, along with their fellow associations from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland ran the Tesco Cup, a tournament for players under 16, from 2005 to 2011.

List of county FAsEdit

Association[2] Area Founded[citation needed] Main county cup[citation needed]
Amateur Football Alliance   1907 AFA Senior Cup
Army   1888 Army FA Challenge Cup
Bedfordshire   Bedfordshire 1894 Bedfordshire Senior Cup
Berks & Bucks   Berkshire
1878 Berks & Bucks Senior Cup
Birmingham   Black Country
1875 Birmingham Senior Cup
Cambridgeshire   Cambridgeshire 1884 Cambridgeshire Invitation Cup
Cheshire   Cheshire 1878 Cheshire Senior Cup
Cornwall   Cornwall 1889 Cornwall Senior Cup
Cumberland   Cumberland 1885 Cumberland Senior Cup
Derbyshire   Derbyshire 1883 Derbyshire Senior Cup
Devon   Devon 1887 Devon St Lukes Challenge Cup
Dorset   Dorset 1887 Dorset Senior Cup
Durham   County Durham 1883 Durham Challenge Cup
English Schools   1904
Essex   Essex 1882 Essex Senior Cup
Gloucestershire   Gloucestershire 1886 Gloucestershire Senior Cup
Guernsey   Guernsey 1894 Guernsey FA Cup
Hampshire   Hampshire 1887 Hampshire Senior Cup
Herefordshire   Herefordshire 1893 Herefordshire Senior Cup
Hertfordshire   Hertfordshire 1886 Herts Senior Cup
Huntingdonshire   Huntingdonshire 1886 Huntingdonshire Senior Cup
Isle of Man   Isle of Man 1890 Isle of Man FA Cup
Jersey   Jersey 1905 Le Riche Cup
Kent   Kent 1881 Kent Senior Cup
Lancashire   Lancashire (north) 1878 Lancashire Senior Cup
Leicestershire & Rutland   Leicestershire
1887 Leicestershire and Rutland Senior Cup
Lincolnshire   Lincolnshire 1881 Lincolnshire Senior Cup
Liverpool   Lancashire (south west) 1882 Liverpool Senior Cup
London   London 1882 London Senior Cup
Manchester   Lancashire (south east) 1884 Manchester Senior Cup
Middlesex   Middlesex 1883 Middlesex Senior Cup
Norfolk   Norfolk 1881 Norfolk Senior Cup
Northamptonshire   Northamptonshire 1887 Northamptonshire Senior Cup
Northumberland   Northumberland 1882 Northumberland Senior Cup
Nottinghamshire   Nottinghamshire 1882 Nottinghamshire Senior Cup
Oxfordshire   Oxfordshire 1884 Oxfordshire Senior Cup
Royal Air Force   1920 Royal Air Force FA Cup
Royal Navy   1904 Royal Navy FA Cup
Shropshire   Shropshire 1877 Shropshire Senior Cup
Somerset   Somerset 1885 Somerset Premier Cup
Staffordshire   Staffordshire 1887 Staffordshire Senior Cup
Suffolk   Suffolk 1885 Suffolk Senior Cup
Surrey   Surrey 1877 Surrey Senior Cup
Sussex   Sussex 1882 Sussex Senior Challenge Cup
Westmorland   Westmorland 1897 Westmorland Senior Challenge Cup
Wiltshire   Wiltshire 1886 Wiltshire County FA Senior Cup
Worcestershire   Worcestershire 1893 Worcestershire Senior Cup
East Riding   East Riding of Yorkshire 1903 East Riding Senior Cup
North Riding   North Riding of Yorkshire
1881 North Riding Senior Cup
Sheffield and Hallamshire   West Riding of Yorkshire (south) 1867 Sheffield and Hallamshire Senior Cup
West Riding   West Riding of Yorkshire (north) 1896 West Riding County Cup

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Memorandum on Areas and Overlapping of Associations". The FA. 12 January 1951. Archived from the original on 22 October 2013. Retrieved 22 September 2017.
  2. ^ "The County FAs". The Football Association.

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