The AFFILIATION window is now open for the 2018/19 season

The Club Affiliation window has now opened for the 2018/19 season. To affiliate please visit and log in using the details that you already use for discipline purposes, if you need any help with this please contact 

We encourage all clubs to log in sooner rather than later to undertake the affiliation and to report any queries to


Please ensure that all football activities at the Club are affiliated; this includes league teams, development teams and other football sessions being run by or on behalf of the Club.

If you are unsure whether you are continuing as a club next season, or unsure which teams the club will have, please still ensure you have completed the process before the deadline, to avoid accruing any further costs. If you then contact us regarding the payment of the invoices we can assist with a more suitable payment deadline.

Please Note – if you have paid for a team that does not start the season we can issue a refund, please contact us if this is the case.


The system will be very much like the process for the previous seasons, with some minor alterations to increase the level of experience and provide a better service for you, the customer. 


The deadline for the submission of the online affiliation application, along with payment, is 31st May 2018.

Those not wishing to pay online can download an invoice once the affiliation has been submitted and this can then be returned with a cheque or by visiting us to pay in cash.


ALL teams (including Youth) will now be required to take-out/renew your Player Personal Accident Insurance before you affiliate and before the 31st May deadline. If your previous cover is with Bluefin you will have/will shortly receive an email regarding renewal. If your cover is with another provider, please contact them at this point.


In addition to Personal accident insurance, Public Liability Insurance can be taken out directly with the County Association or by uploading a copy of your cover for the 2018/19 season within the online portal. The cost of this is in the table below, if you wish to purchase through ourselves (cover is supplied by BlueFin).

Please Note - Personal accident insurance and public liability insurance are different and both are required.


All youth team managers and coaches (teams under 18 and below) should be listed with their respective team(s) and are required to have an accepted FA Criminal Records Check (CRC) dated within the last 3 years at the point of affiliation. Managers and Coaches can be submitted without an in-date CRC check but affiliation cannot be approved by the County FA until they have an in-date CRC check (in line with FA regulations).


Along with the above it is now a mandatory requirement for all Clubs with youth teams (teams under 18 and below) for a minimum of four committee members (Secretary, Chairman, Treasurer & Welfare Officer) to complete an online Safeguarding for Committee Members course. Additional club committee members can take this course if they wish. This course can be found at the following link -  Please note that the course will take about an hour but you can return and complete it in stages. The affiliation application can be submitted before the committee members have completed the online Safeguarding for Committee Members course but affiliation cannot be approved by the County FA until all mandatory persons have completed the course.


For your reference, the fees for the 2018/19 season are listed below:


Club Affiliation ‘product’

Amount (£) 2018/19


Main Affiliation Fee


The standard club affiliation fee

Late Affiliation Fee


Fee incurred for late affiliation for existing clubs after 31st May

Additional Team Fee (League)


For each additional team playing within a league

Additional Team Fee – Jul-Dec or Jan-Jun



For each additional team participating in ‘mini seasons’ under the youth development review

Associate Member Affiliation Fee


Club affiliation fee for those not participating in a league

Additional Team Fee (Non League)


For each additional team NOT playing within a league, such as academies/training squads/development squads etc…

‘Step’ 4 and above Fee


Additional fee for clubs with a team at Step 4 or above in the National League System

Step 5 Fee


Additional fee for clubs with a team at Step 5 or above in the National League System

Step 6 Fee


Additional fee for clubs with a team at Step 6 or above in the National League System

Step 7 Fee


Additional fee for clubs with a team at Step 7 or above in the National League System

Futsal Only Club Affiliation Fee


Club affiliation fee for Futsal only clubs

Futsal Only Additional Team Fee


Team affiliation fee for Futsal only clubs

Walking Football Club/Team Fee


Team/Club Affiliation fee for Walking Football

County Cup Fee


Standard County Cup fee for all teams eligible to participate in a County Cup. There is no opt-out option.

Public Liability Insurance


OPTIONAL – If this is not purchased, an alternative copy of cover is required



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