Close-up shot of the old Manchester FA logo.

Our History

Supporting the game for over 130 years!

We are the governing body for association football in the centre of the city of Manchester and are responsible for the governance and development of football at all levels in the area.

Establishing safe and structured football opportunities for the benefit of all concerned irrespective of age, colour, gender and ability is our aim alongside providing the appropriate structures and systems to enable the association to manage, regulate and promote the game of football within Greater Manchester. This also enables us to assist with the development of the game at all levels, ensuring we are able to increase the quality and levels of participation across a broad spectrum of players, officials, parents and supporters.  

Our administrative area overlaps with the Cheshire, Derbyshire, Lancashire and Liverpool CFAs. According to the Memorandum on Areas and Overlapping of Associations the Manchester FA covers the area 12 miles from Manchester Town Hall.

Over the years we have been located in a number of venues, most recently relocating our Administration Headquarters to the Manchester Tennis and Football Centre in the Etihad Campus, which were opened in May 2018.


To speak to somebody at Manchester FA, contact:
0161 225 1966


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