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In a recent post on Football Italian, one fan noted that the Georgia Football Team’s auditors, the Football Auditors Association, have made “an assessment that the football team is not in compliance with the audit requirements for all football clubs”. 

This has resulted in a lot of confusion amongst the football fans, especially those who are new to football. 

So what are the rules governing auditors? 

Auditors are independent people who work for an organisation that is audited by a Football Italiagno Audit and Safety Commission (FIFA) team. 

When you are a football fan you may be wondering what the auditors are actually supposed to be doing when they are auditing football teams, or what it would take to convince them that a team is in fact in breach of its audit obligations. 

In this post I am going to give an overview of the rules that govern the FootballItalian audit team, so that you can be better informed about what they are actually doing and what they have in mind for the Georgia team.

First things first, what is an Audit? 

The Football Audits and Safety Act 2009 (FSA) sets out the rules and requirements for the auditing of football teams and clubs. 

An audit involves a detailed assessment of a football club or football team.

This assessment includes taking into account: The extent to which a club is operating as a club; the number of players and their training and performance levels; their performance in the national team competitions; what kind of training they have, what sort of training methods they have and the number of training sessions they have attended; whether the players are getting sufficient rest, adequate time off and appropriate coaching; and the extent to a team to support its players and the club’s development of their players. 

This audit process is conducted in accordance with the UEFA Code of Conduct and the FAI Code of Ethics. 

What does this mean? 

In terms of football, the FSA is set out as the body responsible for protecting the integrity of football.

For a club to be in breach, the Audit Team must find that the club has not complied with the rules, policies or regulations of the FA and that there is no evidence that the rules are being followed by the football club. 

The audit team must also prove that the audit process has not been effective, and the FootballAudits andSafety Act 2009 stipulates that if the AuditTeam is unable to establish whether the club is in compliance, the Club must be reported to the Audit Officer for a further audit. 

It is worth noting that it is the Auditors, not the Audit team, who must report any breach of the Audit Act to the FA, as the Audit and Safeguards Act 2006 requires. 

Are auditors allowed to audit a football team? 

As mentioned above, the audit team is independent, but it must comply with the requirements of the FSA. 

For example, the FA has the right to audit the Club, not to. 

But does this apply to all football teams? 

It depends.

If the audit does not show that the Club is in breach the Audit does not mean that the FootballInspector is not authorised to audit it.

As long as the audit is not against the Rules of Conduct or Regulations, then the Audit can take place.

In the case of an FA Club, the Auditor is also authorised to attend, take notes and take other observations that the FA agrees are necessary to make a final determination. 

Why is this important? 

If the Audit is not carried out in accordance to the Rules, then it is possible that the Audit could result in a breach of FA Rules. 

If a Club is reported to a FootballInspectionTeam for a third time, the FSF has the power to suspend the team and suspend its license for two years, for the purpose of conducting a further Audit. 

However, this is not an automatic suspension, as there is a limit on how long the Club can be suspended. 

How do I report an audit to the auditor? 

To report an Audit to the Football Inspector, you can do so by sending a copy of the report, accompanied by an affidavit, to the following address: FootballItalian Audit Team