All Clubs will be provided with one pad of Player Registration Forms per team at the relevant league AGM's.
Blank Player Registration Forms can also be downloaded from this site using the link at the bottom of this page, where there is also a document providing guidance on how to complete the Form,
The new registration process in line with Norfolk FA Membership Rule 28, which is detailed below:
28. Central Player Registrations
a) Initial Bulk Registrations – Up until 30 September
All affiliated clubs are required to submit signed and correctly completed Norfolk County FA Central Registration Forms for every player, in ink, countersigned by an officer of the club. The initial batch(es) of forms need(s) to be submitted to Norfolk County FA at least 4 days prior to the relevant league’s initial registration deadline, if applicable. Norfolk County FA will confirm the registrations with both the club and the respective league(s) within 4 days of receipt, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
b) Subsequent Registrations – 1 October onwards
All affiliated clubs are required to submit the Registration Forms for any subsequently registered player. These forms are required to be signed and correctly completed for every player, in ink, countersigned by an officer of the club. Norfolk County FA will confirm the registration with both the club and the respective league(s) within 48 hours of receipt, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
c) Matchday Registrations
A player can register on the day of a game, if permitted by the relevant league rules, so long as a signed and correctly completed Registration Form, in ink, is completed prior to playing, countersigned by an officer of the club and witnessed by an official of the opposing club and submitted to Norfolk County FA within two days subsequent to the match. The player shall not play again until both the club and the league are in possession of the completed confirmation which will be sent by Norfolk County FA within 48 hours of receiving the form, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays.
d) Incomplete Registration Forms
Any Registration Forms received that are:
• not containing the mandatory required details
• not completed in ink
• not completed in block capitals
• not signed
• not counter signed by the necessary individual or
• cannot be processed for any other reason
will be returned to the club unprocessed in line with Membership Rule 28, a), b) or c).
All fully completed submitted forms will be input by Norfolk County FA and sent electronically to the relevant league(s) and club. Hardcopies will also be available should the relevant league(s) request copies.
For the avoidance of doubt, with the exception of emergency registrations completed under the provisions of Rule 28C above, no player shall be deemed as registered and must not play until the club and league are in possession of the completed confirmation which will be sent by Norfolk County FA, in accordance with the provisions of this Rule. It is also the club’s responsibility to ensure that the relevant competition rules are adhered to with reference to all players’ eligibility.
g) Registration Fees
Each registration will attract a fee of £1 payable by the club and Norfolk County FA will invoice all clubs a minimum of twice a season around October and April for the outstanding relevant balances. Clubs will then have 21 days to pay the invoice. Any invoice not paid by the due date may result in a fine for late payment not exceeding £30 and/or the club’s affiliation may be suspended until the debt is cleared.
Please note that the above procedures only apply when initially registering a player. If you wish to transfer a player from another Club, then you should obtain a Player Transfer Form directly from the relevant league.
If you have any questions regarding the central player registration process, please contact a member of our Governance Team on 01603 704050 or email Fionn.Goodwin-Wright@NorfolkFA.com.