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Affiliation

Affiliate using the Whole Game System... 

The affiliation process ensures each club becomes a member of the Sussex County FA in order to play in their relevant league and cup competitions.

Within the affiliation process, clubs have the opportunity to enter into County Cup competitions and make donations to the Sussex County FA Benevolent Fund.

The process happens annually and each club must affiliate by the 30th June each year.

Club Affiliation
Club Affiliation Guide
A step-by-step video guide to affiliating a club online using the Whole Game System.

The Whole Game System is an online administration system which allows Clubs, Leagues and Referees’ to deal with their football administration online.

Clubs will be able to maintain their own data with coaches and team information at your fingertips to update.

Leagues will have the ability to sanction online, have links to relevant Sussex County FA data, and in time, links to league websites via Full Time.

Clubs are required to purchase ‘CountyCover’ public liability insurance as a minimum. This is a standard 10M cover for every Club. Alternatively clubs can purchase ‘CountyCover Plus’, which has some additional benefits (please see Bluefin documentation for information). This will be included on the affiliation invoice as part of the affiliation process.

Clubs are required to purchase a Personal Accident Insurance policy for all their teams. The entry level cover for adult 11-a-side, small-sided, walking, veterans teams will be Superior 200. The entry level cover for youth teams will be Superior Gold. These entry level covers can be purchased via the Sussex County FA under a Group Policy. They just need to be added on the Whole Game System affiliation application.

If clubs wish to purchase cover over and above the entry levels provided via the Group Policy, (i.e. Superior 300, Superior 400, Superior 600 for adult 11-a-side, small-sided, walking, veterans teams; Superior Platinum for youth teams) then these will need to be purchased from the Bluefin Sport NGIS website.

All clubs are also required to submit a copy of their accounts for the previous season by 31 March each year. Failure to do so will result in a fine. A balance sheet template is available below.

It is important that clubs complete all the information requested on the application otherwise it will be returned and the affiliation process will be delayed.

Note: Any new clubs wishing to affiliate for the first time should first off contact the Sussex County FA.