STATUS: The IFFC is non political & non
religious. The IFFC is a fully recognized member of the Beijing Football
Association (BFA) and fully complies with the Chinese Constitution,
Chinese Law and BFA rules.
AIM: The IFFC aims
to promote friendship, culture and football among people from all
nations and encourages sport as a part of a full and rich life.
& RESPONSIBILITIES: The IFFC organizes amateur soccer games among
foreigners (students, employees, embassy staff, etc.) and Chinese locals
(students, workers, etc.) in different kind of competitions throughout a
school year (August to June).
A) MEN FOOTBALL
DIVISION: 10-12 teams participate; one “Premiere Division Champion”;
last 2 teams relegate to the FIRST DIVISION unless stated different in
the IFFC rules. Each team plays each other twice. Games are from
September until the following year June with an approx. three month
winter break. Referees are provided by the BFA, Sports University &
- FIRST DIVISION: 10-12 teams
participate; one “First Division Champion”; top 2 teams qualify for the
PREMIERE DIVISION while last two teams drop to the lower “Second
Division” unless stated different in the IFFC rules. Each team plays
each other twice. Games are from September until the next year June with
a three month winter break. Referees are provided by the BFA, Sports
University & private.
- IFFC THOMAS
MARECHAL CUP: up to 32 teams participate in a knock out competition.
There are five rounds: “First Round”, “Second Round”, “Last 16”,
“Quarterfinal”, Semifinal” & the “Final” with one “IFFC Cup Winner”.
Referees are provided by the BFA, Sports University & private.
ROBERT GONNELLA 7 ASIDE TOURNAMENT: up to 24 teams participate in a 1
day friendly tournament before the Awards Ceremony in June.
B) WOMEN FOOTBALL
Currently there is no women soccer organized by the IFFC.
C) YOUTH FOOTBALL
Currently there is no Youth soccer organized by the IFFC.
II. GAME SCHEDULE
The game schedule is made before the start season after all teams have registered and is published at the official IFFC-Website.
III. IFFC RULES
CFA/BFA rules generally apply. The IFFC-Rules are published at the official IFFC-Website.
IFFC is not responsible for any injuries that may occur before, during
or after any IFFC game or activity associated with the club. Each
individual player is responsible for his/her own insurance.
players must be amateurs. No semi-professional or professional players
are allowed. Each individual must register through a “IFFC Registration
Form” and hand in two passport size pictures for a “player ID”.
ORGANISATION: The club has a Executive (ExCo), Supervisory (Supervisory Committee) and a Disciplinary Committee.
I. EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (ExCo): (3 members)
IFFC Chairman: Gregory Desbuquois
IFFC Vice-Chairman: Nasir Ahmed
IFFC Webmaster: Kagashani
The ExCo works & meets together on a daily basis.
The ExCo are the organizers of the IFFC and is responsible for the following issues:
- Sole-Legal responsible for all IFFC issues with the Chinese law.
- Organization & Registration of the IFFC under the BFA
- Inviting teams & members for the season
- Organizing, preparing, setting up fixtures & publishing of all events (meetings, matches, statistics, ceremonies, etc.)
- Renting all venues (pitches, meeting locations, ceremony/party)
- Organize and manage the referees
and hold a “IFFC Awards Ceremony” at the end of each season. Prices are
trophies for the following: Champions, Vice-Champions, Third Rank, Fair
Play Cup, Best Player, Best Goalkeeper & Top Scorer for each
Division. There will separate trophies for the IFFC Thomas Marechal Cup
Winner and the IFFC Robert Gonnella 7 aside Tournament Winner.
- Financing the season, managing & bookkeeping all fees from the members
- Only the ExCo has the sole right to change the statutes
II. IFFC SUPERVISORY BOARD (Supervisory Committee): (5 members, all voting rights)
IFFC Supervisory General Secretary: Gary Sanders
IFFC Supervisory Vice General Secretary: Keith Bradbury
Board Members: Philippe Healey
In case of tie vote the Supervisory Committee General Secretary’s vote counts.
ExCo appointed the first Supervisory Committee from the most motivated
IFFC members. Board member changes need the approval of the ExCo and the
Supervisory Committee General Secretary.
The Supervisory Committee works & meets together minimum twice a year.
The Supervisory Committee monitor the ExCo and is responsible to approve the following issues:
- All rules & regulations
- All participating teams and all its players
- The complete schedule with all the fixtures
- All venues such as pitches, meeting places, award ceremony/party location, etc.
- The creation of the Disciplinary Committee must be approved by the Supervisory Committee and ExCo.
- The Supervisory Committee may dissolve the Disciplinary Committee with the approval of the ExCo.
III. IFFC DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEELINARY COMMITTEE (Disciplinary Committee): (4-5 members/ 3 voting rights)
Season there will be three IFFC members elected from the participating
IFFC team leaders who will decide crucial questions of Disciplinary
Committee matters such as fighting, break up of a match, etc. The fourth
Disciplinary Committee member will be an ExCo member as a consultant
without voting rights for the final decision. The Supervisory Committee
General Secretary may sit in the meeting as well also without voting
right. If one Disciplinary Committee member is not available for a
decisive meetings, the Supervisory Committee General Secretary or the
Supervisory Committee Vice General Secretary may replace one member with
the right to vote. If two or all elected Disciplinary Committee members
are not available the ExCo Chairman & the Supervisory Committee
General Secretary will appoint a new board until the team leaders will
elect a new Disciplinary Committee. The Disciplinary Committee members
must be available at short time notice in order to make prompt decisions
on urgent matters. The Disciplinary Committee can be dissolved by the
ExCo & Supervisory Committee boards together.
2014/2015 Disciplinary Committee Members are:
Jason Dorey (Summer Palace and Forbidden City)
Gary Sanders (Sexy FC and Vintage)
Iain Shawn (Beijing Celtics)
IFFC is a non profit organization. The club will finance itself through
member-fees and through donations to help to organize and promote the
events such as financing the pitches and hiring the referees. The
participating costs for the season are stated in the IFFC Rules.