Victory Stadium


The Royal Navy Football Association was was founded in 1904 and was registered as a charity in its current legal form on 17 December 2015.  The Charity was previously an unincorporated association but changed its legal form to a Charity Incorporated Organisation (CIO). 

Our goal is to grow participation, promote diversity and regulate the game for everyone to enjoy. 

mIssion statement

To develop grassroots football in the Royal Navy, ensuring opportunities of participation exist for everyone without discrimination


The object of the CIO is to promote the physical efficiency of members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines through the provision of administrative and financial support and facilities to enable past and present members of all ranks of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines and their dependents to participate in sport.on, whilst promoting Defence Diplomacy and International Relations worldwide.


Captain (Rtd) John Lavery MVO Royal Navy - Chairman

Lieutenant Commander (Rtd) Stephen Vasey Royal Navy

Mr David McGarel

Mr Gavin Howe

Mrs Elizabeth Smith 

Mrs Heather O'Connell


CEO                       Mr Stephen Johnson                         

Chair                      Captain John Gordon RN                  

Vice Chair              Commander Andrew Plenty RN   

Head of Business   Captain Phil Milburn

Royal Marines 

Shailer RM



Eastern Region

Western Region

Northern Region

Head of Navy Sport


Vice Chair 


Head of Marketing and Sponsorship 

Head of Business 

Chair of Referees

Head of Representative Football 

Football Development Manager 

Commodore M R B Wallace

Captain L A Bird MVO Royal Navy 

Captain P N M Davies Royal Navy 

Captain G D B Robinson Royal Navy 

Captain D M Tall OBE Royal Navy 

Captain J Lavery MVO Royal Navy

Commander J Renwick Royal Navy

Lieutenant Commander P J W Danks Royal Navy 

Lieutenant Commander R S Duke Royal Navy 

Lieutenant Commander H Millington Royal Navy 

Lieutenant Commander S G Vasey Royal Navy 

Captain D Vanderpump Royal Navy 

Lieutenant Commander S Enever 


Fair play on & off the pitch

Rules and Regulations

FA Rules and Regulations ensure fair play in the grassroots game, both on and off the pitch. Find information about the following areas here.

  • Laws of the Game
  • Discipline
  • Safeguarding & Welfare
  • Inclusion

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