For several decades this decision meant that women's football virtually ceased to exist. Retrieved 3 December May Learn how and when to remove this template message. In a move that was widely seen as caused by jealousy of the crowds' interest in women's games which frequently exceeded that of the top men's teams, the Football Association banned all women's teams from playing on grounds affiliated to the FA because football damaged women's bodies. HRH the Duke of Cambridge. For centuries before the first meeting of the Football Association in The Freemasons' Tavern on Great Queen StreetLondon on 26 Octoberthere were no universally accepted rules for playing football. HRH the Duke of Kent.
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Level 1 Premier League. In each public school the game was formalised according to local conditions; but when the schoolboys reached university, chaos ensued when the players used different rules, so members of the University of Cambridge devised and published a set of Cambridge Rules in which was widely adopted. As well as running its own operations the FA chooses five charities each year to which it gives financial support. Retrieved 3 March Retrieved 30 October Broadcasting income remains the FA's largest revenue stream with both domestic and international broadcasting rights for England fixtures and the FA Cup tied up until at least As the first football association, it does not use the national name "English" in its title.