James Kitching - Kitching Sports

James Kitching

Managing Director


James Kitching is the Founder and Managing Director of Kitching Sports, the first specialist sports regulation and business firm in the Asia-Pacific region.

James is the former Head of Sports Legal Services, Disciplinary and Governance at the Asian Football Confederation, where he led a team responsible for all disciplinary, regulatory, and governance issues.

James is a recognised expert on the regulation of international sport, with specialised knowledge in football. He regularly lectures at conferences and postgraduate degree programmes and has published extensively on matters relating to sporting rules and their enforcement.

Current Appointments
Badminton World Federation: Member, External Judicial Experts Group
e-Sports Integrity Coalition: Member, Disciplinary Panel
LawInSport: Member, Editorial Board
Football Association of Malaysia, National Dispute Resolution Chamber: Member of the Appeal Committee

FIFA Master Alumni Association: Vice-President
Australia and New Zealand Sports Law Association: Member
Association Internationale des Avocats du Football: Member
University of Adelaide Young Alumni Network: President