Below are answers to some of the most common questions we get asked.  If you have a question not answered below please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help:

How can I contact The Football League?

You can contact The Football League either by email (, phone (0844 463 1888) or in writing. Please see the 'Contact Us' section for full details.

Who runs The Football League?

The Football League Board is comprised of our non-executive Chairman, Greg Clarke, elected club representatives and an independent board member. Please see our 'Who's Who' section for full details on both the Board and the Senior Management Team.

What is the history of The Football League?

Created in 1888, The Football League is the world's original football league. Please see our 'History' section for an in depth look into how it all began. If you want information on competition records for the League, League Cup or League Trophy then click here.

What does The Football League stand for?

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to read the role and values that form the foundations of The Football League.

Where can I read the Football League's customer charter?

The Football League is committed to providing excellent service. Visit the 'Customer Charter' page to read The League's policies.

What is the supporters survey?

Every two years The Football League canvasses thousands of supporters from across all three divisions to get their opinion on the game in its current form. Visit the 'Supporters Survey' page to see the key findings from the 2010 edition.

How can I find out about working for The Football League?

Any positions currently available are displayed in our 'Jobs' section where further details about the application process for that role will be displayed.

When does the season start and finish?

All important dates for the season can be found in our 'Key Dates' section.

How are the fixtures produced?

The Football League has a Fixtures Working Party that is responsible for fixture scheduling, with planning for the season's fixtures starting a year in advance. For an in depth look at how the fixture list is produced please see our 'FL Explained' section.

How do I buy tickets for Football League matches?

Football League matches offer affordable football for all, with many clubs often having special offers, particularly to attract new young fans and families. Tickets are only available directly from clubs - please see our 'Buy A Ticket' section for links to each club's ticket homepage.

What is The Football League doing to attract young fans and families along to games?

Young fans and families are a vital part of Football League clubs' fanbases, and while Football League clubs have always been at the heart of their community, since our rebrand in 2004 we have made significant efforts to ensure this continues.

Our 'Fans of the Future' strategy was launched in 2005/06 and since then has seen over 750,000 children attend matches either for free or at heavily discounted prices.  In 2007/08 we introduced a 'Family Excellence Award' for our clubs based on a mystery shopper exercise, while 2008/09 saw the launch of our 'Enjoy the Match' campaign, focussed on making our football stadiums family friendly.

For more information on everything we are doing in this area please see our 'Young Fans' section of this website, and for a detailed look at the mystery shopper programme see the 'FL Explained' section.

Where can I find a guide to Football League grounds?

Need to know more about the John Smith's Stadium? Always get lost on the way to Plainmoor? Visit the 'Ground Guides' section for the best directions and information on all 72 grounds in The Football League.

Where can I find out more about match officials and rules of the game?

You can see which officials have been appointed for your club's upcoming games by visiting the 'Referees' section. A full listing of the 17 Laws of the Game is also available.

Where can I find out the latest statistics about my club or the competition it plays in?

From leading goal scorers to attendance and discipline, The Football League website carries all of the vital statistics for each of the 72 clubs since the 2002/03 season. Go to the 'Statistics' page to find out more.

What is the Actim Index?

The Actim Index is the official player rankings index for the Championship. Go to the 'Actim Index' section to find out more.

Where can I find out which Football League games are shown live on TV?

If you can't get to the match head to the 'TV Games' section of The Football League website to see when your team is being shown live this season.

Where can I follow my team's matchday action live?

If you are looking for up-to-date matchday information on your Football League club click on the 'Match Centre' for the best coverage from before, during and after the game.

How can I listen to the Football League Podcast?

Every week, Football League expert Mark Clemmit is joined by players, mangers and experts from The Football League to provide a free podcast dedicated to the 72 clubs. Visit the 'Podcast' page to listen to the latest episode.

Can I get have Football League news emailed to me?

Yes. The Football League has created a weekly newsletter full of the latest news from the website. Click here to sign up now and have it land in your inbox each week.

How do you put on an event like the Play-Off Finals?

While up to 90,000 fans may be watching the match each day at the Play-Off Finals weekend, the can be over 5,000 people working at the event - from caterers and stewards to journalists and broadcasters.

The Football League has an events team responsible for coordinating the event and making sure everything runs smoothly. For an in depth look at what it takes to put on an event such as the Play-Offs see our 'FL Explained' section.

Which companies sponsor The Football League?

The Football League has three title sponsors - Capital One, Johnstone's Paint and Sky Bet  - as well as a range of other commercial partnerships. Please see our 'Partners' page for full details on all our partners.

I am interested in sponsorship opportunities with The Football League. Who do I contact?

Please contact a member of our commercial team on or 0844 826 3099.

What is the Football League Trust?

The Football League Trust was set up to oversee Community and Youth Development activities at Football League clubs. Visit the 'Football League Trust' section of the website for an introduction to the work done by the Trust.

I want to start playing football. Can you help me?

Football League clubs' Community Departments regularly run courses during school holidays. Please see our 'Play Football!' section for more information and links to websites of clubs near you.