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Rules & Regulations

Need International Clearance for your new signing?

Playing against Foreign Opposition?

Read our key guidance below for more information on the following areas; Sine Die Suspensions, International Clearance and Playing Against Foreign Opposition.

Whether you’ve just started out as a club administrator or you’ve been part of the game for longer than you can remember, we’re here to guide you through the rules and regulations that may come up in the course of running your club.

Get in touch

Suffolk FA

01449 616606 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Email: info@suffolkfa.com  

sine die suspensions

A player is placed under Sine Die suspension when they owe money to either Suffolk FA or to a League or Club that has used the Debt Recovery Scheme.

Before signing a player it is essential that you check to ensure that they are not under any form of suspension.

A player under Sine Die suspension is prevented from taking part in any form of football activity.

Any player under Sine Die suspension can have their suspension lifted immediately on payment of the outstanding debt.


international clearance

In accordance with FIFA Regulations, international clearance is required for any player over the age of 10 who is seeking to register for a club in England and has previously been registered for a club abroad (including the other Home Associations), or who is a foreign national seeking to register for the first time in this country.

Documents for International Clearance for amateur players and for players coming from overseas can be downloaded from the Related Documents at the foot of this page.

For further information about International Clearance, please click below.

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playing abroad? Hosting a Foreign team?

If you are a Suffolk FA affiliated club and you are planning to play abroad or planning to host a foreign team, you will need approval before you can do so.

Please complete the Application Form below and submit it to info@suffolkfa.com



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