Laws of the Game

The changes announced by IFAB (The International Football Association Board) have come into effect ahead of the 2017-18 season.

The revised changes were needed in order to ensure they are more accessible and more easily understood by everyone.

Please click here to download the full Laws of the Game document. These revised Laws of the Game came into effect on June 1st 2017.

Temporary dismissals (sin bins) are to be trialled in 32 leagues nationwide, including Norfolk's Anglian Combination League, excluding their Premier Division, during the 2017-18 season.

Any referees who will officiate in the Anglian Combination League will need to familiarise themselves with the new Laws. No other local leagues are trialling temporary dismissals during the 2017-18 season.

If you have any referee related enquiries regarding these Law changes, please contact Suffolk FA Youth Referee Appointments Officer Ian Atkins on 01449 776384 or email