Supporting Football since 1875

Supporting football since 1875.

One of the oldest sporting associations in the country, Birmingham County Football Association was formed in 1875 after a request from 10 teams wishing to play within a structured environment.

During its 140 years of existence, the Association has grown to have over 4500 member teams playing football across Birmingham, the Black Country, Coventry, North and South Warwickshire, Burton, Tamworth other parts of Staffordshire and Worcestershire.

Birmingham FA is also home to the second oldest football competition in the country. Second only to The FA Cup which was founded in 1875, the Birmingham FA Senior Cup began in 1876 and is a regional cup that has featured all of the West Midlands’ top teams. The cup has been competed in every year since, with gaps only for the First and Second World Wars in 1915-1919 and 1940-1945 respectively.

The business journey of Birmingham County FA led to a change in the corporate governance in 1999, when the County FA’s corporate governance structures evolved from an Executive Committee to a Limited Company by guarantee with a Board of Directors.

Birmingham County Football Association is now classified as a small medium enterprise, which is non-for profit, with 25 employees and a Board of Directors, all of whom support, develop and service football across parts of the West Midlands.

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