2019 Revisions to the Laws of the Game

Changes to the Laws of the Game for 2018/2019 are mainly further refinements to the major revision of 2016/2017, in order to be more relevant and to increase consistency of understanding, interpretation and application by the football community.

These revisions have taken effect and apply for all matches for the 2019 season, including ‘Temporary Dismissals’ which apply to U12 upwards, all divisions and both genders, including MWFA Challenge Cup games. Local playing rules for MWFA sanction a modified Temporary Dismissal procedure that differs to the practice espoused by Football New South Wales.

The MWFRA delivers a continuous learning programme to educate its members about these revisions and reinforce applying the 17 Laws of the Game. This takes the form of tutorials and information sent directly to members’ email via MatchRef and monthly presentations by MWFRA Branch Coach, Frank Maiuolo.

Members who are not receiving these emails should contact Frank at branchcoach@mwfra.org.au to be included in this email list.

Further documentation is also available from IFAB: