Norfolk FA Central Player Registrations

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Once again for the 2016-17 season, all adult and youth footballers who either play for Clubs in a Norfolk FA affiliated league or for a Norfolk FA affiliated Club in a non-Norfolk League will be registered centrally by the County, who will then disseminate the registration details to the appropriate leagues.

We are delighted to announce that Leathes Prior are our new official Player Registration Sponsors. You can find out more about Leathes Prior by visiting their website - www.leathesprior.co.uk

All Clubs will be provided with one pad of Player Registration Forms per team at the relevant league AGMs.

Blank Player Registration Forms can also be downloaded from this site using the link at the bottom of this page. Guidance on how to complete the both adult and youth registration forms can be found in the relevant FAQs and guidance documents also at the bottom of the page.  

The registration process in line with Norfolk FA Membership Rule 28, 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. Such confirmation shall be made online.

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  72 hours of receipt, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays. Such confirmation shall be made online.

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 in line with the relevant league rules.

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  72 hours of receiving the form, excluding Sundays and Bank Holidays. Such confirmation shall be made via online.

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
  • illegible 
  • not signed
  • not counter signed by the necessary individual or
  • cannot be processed for any other reason

Will be unprocessed in line with Membership Rule 28, a), b) or c). Notification of the rejection will be made to both the club and league(s) indicated on the form via email, in the timescales outlined within Rule 28 a), b) or c).

e) Confirmation

All fully completed submitted forms will be input by Norfolk County FA and notification sent electronically to the relevant league(s) and club online. Hardcopies will also be available should the relevant league(s) request copies. 

f) Eligibility

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.

Such confirmation shall be made online. 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 Administration Team on 01603 704050 or email Rachel.Cossey@NorfolkFA.com or Hannah.Boyd@NorfolkFA.com

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