The Amateur Football Alliance (Amateur FA) is unique among Associations affiliated to the Football Association.
We provide and support football wholly outside the football pyramid for players who play for the joy of playing, for building last lasting friendships and for playing in clubs inclusive of all levels of ability.
The Amateur FA was formed in 1907, when the Football Association required all county associations to admit professional clubs. Its aim was, as the decline of amateurism at the highest levels of football set in, to protect and preserve the original amateur spirit. We continue to work in alliance with many clubs and competitions to preserve the amateur spirit to this day, and beyond.
We have always prided ourselves on the skill and competitiveness of its leagues, and on our traditions of fair play and respect for opponents and match officials.
Three current Amateur FA clubs are former FA Cup winners: Old Etonians and Old Carthusians, who currently play in the Arthurian League, and Clapham Rovers. Past members of the AFA include Ipswich Town, Barnet,Cambridge City, the Casuals and the Corinthians. Sir Stanley Rous, who was president of FIFA, was also the president of the Amateur FA.
Amateur FA is looking to appoint one Non-Executive Director who will act as the Board Safeguarding Champion. We are looking for an individual with skills and experience in safeguarding with adults, children, or both, who has a desire to support grassroots football and a safe environment across Amateur FA football.
We are looking for an ambassador for the organisation and act as custodians of the highest standards of integrity and governance. With the development of a new strategy and recent Board review, the Board is constituted of up to 14 members (due to reduce to 12). The Board is led currently by a Chair, supported by a Vice-Chair, CEO, Council appointed Directors and space for four Independent Directors.