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The Football Association (FA)
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Founded in 1863, the Football Association, as the governing body of football in England, is responsible for promoting and developing the game at every level. Having built its reputation as one of the world’s senior football administrations, FA takes the lead in providing a structure for organized football in England. FA is also responsible for establishing the regulatory framework for the football in England, ensuring that the Laws of the Game, agreed internationally, are followed at every level. Specific activities of the association include running international teams, organizing cup competitions (such as the FA Cup), youth development, refereeing, coaching, medical matters, and representing the English game internationally. The Football Association has been a Limited Company since 1903, thus, amendments to its rules are subject to the approval of its shareholders.