Player Registration

Online player registration is here...

As part of a commitment by The FA and County FAs to improve the administration experience for grassroots football volunteers, new online player registration functionality has recently been introduced into the Whole Game System (WGS).

The value of a nationwide player registration process is generally well recognised within the game. Benefits include; reducing the ever increasing workload on the volunteer workforce, improving the understanding of the game’s largest participant group and making player discipline processes more robust.

Here is how Player Registration works:

  • Leagues setup up online registration requirements in WGS
  • Clubs develop a player list and organise those players into teams
  • Clubs then submit this information through online registration on WGS
  • Leagues review & approve clubs online registration information
  • Finally the information is automatically integrated with Full-Time

Those of you within leagues who are using Full-Time to manage your fixtures and competitions administration will be able to match player records between that system and WGS. This will save you from having to duplicate effort and will ensure that, for the first time, you have a single view of your players in both Full-Time and Whole Game.


No, the process should be that a club searches for a player first on Whole Game System (as many players will already have records) and then if they cannot find a match, the club can create the new record.

Yes, the Club Secretary has the option of nominating other club officials as Club Player Registration Officers, who will also be able to carry out any of the registration processes.

Yes, the functionality to “match” players between Full-Time and Whole Game System has been included to allow clubs who do have players on Full-Time to be able to copy over, or match these player records. However, a club who does not have players on Full-Time will still be able to create new player records if they cannot find them on Whole Game System.

Where a club does identify a duplicated player, they should advise their County FA of the details of the duplicates, who can use the standard de-duplication process to tidy up the records.
There may be a number of reasons why players already have records on Whole Game System - they may have been added in the past through the discipline process, or may have FAN records through England Supporters, or may have been added due to a role with a club, league, as a referee or through a qualification.

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