ALL CLUBS AND LEAGUES SHOULD AFFILIATE TO THEIR RESPECTIVE COUNTY FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION.
It Is Through Affiliation That The Family Of Football Is Brought Together And Correct Standards And Discipline Are Maintained.
Affiliation acts as a quality assurance and as a safety net to help protect players, clubs, officials and administrators throughout the game.
The major benefits from affiliation to Shropshire Football Association include:
- Being part of the structure of the National Game from grassroots upwards
- Eligibility to participate in County FA competitions
- Discipline and Fair Play
- Opportunities to apply for grant aid and funding from the Football Association
- Access to information and advice from the County FA personnel, FA Regional Development Manger and FA Regional Facility Managers
- Opportunities to acquire suitable Public Liability Insurance cover for your club, team and players
- Access to FA and County FA publications and resources
- Opportunities to participate in FA football development schemes such as Charter Standard Awards
- The opportunity to make your Club's view known on the future development of the game to both County FA's and The FA.
HOW TO COMPLETE YOUR AFFILIATION
When you enter the Whole Game System you will need to click on your role as Club Secretary and then follow the “Affiliate” tab which will appear on the left hand side of your screen.
You can complete the affiliation process gradually so don’t worry if you do not have time to complete the process in one sitting, the information will be saved for when you next return.
When you enter your club’s affiliation form online you will find that last season’s information and teams have been migrated across and updated to how they may appear during the new season (i.e. Under-10s moved up to Under-11s etc). You will still need to review the team details carefully to ensure that they are in line with your club’s actual plans but you will be able to amend this information accordingly.
You will also be able to enter your teams in the appropriate County Cup competition. The Whole Game System will recognise which competition is the right one for each of your teams and calculate any competition entry fees for you.
New clubs wishing to affiliate to Shropshire FA should contact us on 01743 362769 (Option 1) or e-mail Info@ShropshireFA.com. We will need to set your new club up on the system before you are able to start the affiliation process, so please contact us as soon as possible.
County Cup Entry
Entry into the Shropshire County Cups is mandatory for all adult 11 v 11 teams and youth teams that play at U17/U18.
There are no County Cup competitions for Junior teams U16s and below.
Public Liability Insurance and Group Personal Accident Insurance
Legal Liability (including a minimum £10million Public Liability) Insurance is a compulsory requirement for affiliating clubs. Additionally, each team within adult and youth clubs must have Group Personal Accident Insurance cover in line with FA/GFA requirements.
It is compulsory for adult and youth teams to have Personal Accident Insurance cover for each team which is detailed within The FA Standard Code of Rules and through UKGLOBAL, Adult and Youth Teams can select from a wide range of benefit options as well as weekly benefits for those players who are injured and are unable to carry out their usual occupation.
Public Liability and Personal Accident is mandatory through the Shropshire FA and is purchased through the affiliation process.
Club Status has now been agreed as;
All clubs playing within the National League System (Steps 1 – 7) are Senior Clubs
All other Saturday, Sunday and Ladies Clubs are Grassroots Clubs
All Clubs with only youth teams (up to and including u18) are Youth Clubs.
If you are unsure as to what status your club should be affiliated under please check with the League the Club is entering.
Please note if your Club runs teams for any age-groups up to and including u18s, you must have a Welfare Officer in place in order to affiliate. For further details on safeguarding and welfare please contact our Coach Education Department, 01743 362769 (Option 3)
Your affiliation number will be sent to you once you have successfully submitted your Affiliation Form in complete and correct order. The affiliation number will be found on the first line of payments under the heading affiliation.
answers to your frequently asked questions
All Clubs should affiliate to their respective County Football Association. It is through affiliation that the family of football is brought together and correct standards and discipline are maintained. Affiliation acts as a quality assurance and as a safety net to help protect players, clubs, officials and administrators throughout the game.