How FISA Works

As a world governing body, FISA must full fill numerous different requirements. FISA has played a pioneering role amongst international sporting federations in the area of governance, issuing regulations and reports (e.g. the FISA Financial Report) in close cooperation with legal and accounting specialists.

To ensure a separation of powers, the independent Ethics Committee, established as the third judicial body under the FISA Code of Ethics is responsible for watching over the entire Subbuteo community and helping to tackle current challenges in Subbuteo such as illegal betting, bribery and other prohibited activities. Under the Code of Ethics, disciplinary sanctions can be imposed on offending officials, players, players’ agents and match agents.

FISA’s Structure

THE PRESIDENT

The FISA President holds the highest office at FISA. He is elected for four years by those member associations represented at the FISA Congress  who are eligible to vote and he can also be re-elected. The FISA President’s rights and duties are set forth in the FISA Statutes. He represents FISA and presides over the FISA Congress,  Executive and Emergency Committee meetings and those committees of which he has been appointed chairman. Like the other members of the FISA Executive Committee, he is entitled to vote and he casts the deciding vote when a ballot is tied.

  • The President

FISA CONGRESS

According to the statutes, the FISA Congress is the organisation’s supreme body. Numerous articles dictate which items are to be discussed and which decisions are to be passed at this forum. As the legislative body of world Subbuteo – Subbuteo’s parliament in other words – the Congress bears a particular responsibility for developing the game, the nature of which has been subject to increasingly rapid change over the past few years. Each member has one vote at the Congress.

  • FISA Congress

COMMITTEES

Although Subbuteo Table Football remains a simple game, its circumstances have changed dramatically. As the world governing body, FISA must take into account a wide range of developments and other factors and decide on numerous issues in accordance with the FISA Statutes and regulations.

Strategy is determined by the FISA Executive Committee chaired by the FISA President, a forum where all of the confederations can directly influence the decision-making process since each has its own representation under the FISA Statutes. The executive’s decisions are guided by the recommendations of some 22 specialist standing committees, in which representatives from the confederations and associations are able to express their various views and requirements. The FISA administration implements the decisions passed by the FISA Congress, the executive and the standing committees.

  • Committees

ETHICS COMMITTEE

To ensure a separation of powers, the independent Ethics Committee, established as the third judicial body under the FISA Code of Ethics, is responsible for watching over the entire Subbuteo community and helping to tackle current challenges in Subbuteo such as illegal betting, bribery and other prohibited activities. Under the Code of Ethics, disciplinary sanctions can be imposed on offending officials, players, players’ agents and match agents.

  • Ethics Committee

FINANCE

Every year, FISA files a financial statement in line with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), which must be approved by an auditing firm. The report must then receive the approval of FISA’s Financial Committee, the FISA Council and, finally, the FISA Congress.

  • Finance

The Reform process

FISA is firmly committed to the principles of good governance, transparency and zero tolerance towards any wrongdoing – whether it is in sporting contests or any other context of association Subbuteo. FISA has adapted its structures and procedures in order to meet the evolving needs of the game’s governance and respond to the increasing complexity of its functions and operations.

  • The Reform process

Official Documents

  • FISA Code of Ethics (2019 version)
  • The FISA Statutes (in force as of 1 January 2017)
  • FISA Disciplinary Code