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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 30 June each year, although greater flexibility will be allowed due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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, with their Club name and details of the Club Secretary.

What is the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS)?

In 2011, The FA set out to raise the standards of insurances that could be made available to its affiliated members, to enable access to a uniformity of cover across the grassroots game that hadn’t been seen before.

The overarching objective for the NGIS has been to ensure that insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football, could be made available to all.

In 2012, Bluefin Sport was appointed by The FA to deliver the NGIS. The NGIS provides two core covers - Public Liability and Personal Accident.

It is compulsory for all affiliated clubs to have public liability insurance and all affiliated teams to have personal accident insurance.

When affiliating to the Sussex County FA via the Whole Game System, clubs may choose to opt-in to the NGIS public liability insurance. You can also opt-in to the NGIS personal accident insurance via your County FA affiliation, to meet the minimum cover required.

If you require a higher level of personal accident cover, this can be purchased from Bluefin Sport online, or by completing an application form and returning it to them in the post, with a cheque in remittance of the premium payable.

Details of the minimum cover required by the Sussex County FA can be found on the Bluefin Sport website.

Clubs have the option to purchase the compulsory insurances either via the NGIS or elsewhere. Other products are available and independent advice can be sourced from a licensed insurance broker.

How can I find out more about the NGIS?

To learn more about the NGIS, please refer to the Bluefin Sport website, or watch this video produced by Bluefin Sport about the NGIS.

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Phone: 01903 753547
(9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday to Friday)

Email: Info@SussexFA.com