Club Affiliation

The 2024-25 Club Affiliation window opened on 4th June and Clubs will affiliate using the Club Portal. 

Members of our Football Services Team will be available to offer support and guidance when completing your applications:

Telephone: Call us on 01603 704050.


We will continue to offer virtual Affiliation support for the 2024-25 season, where you can request assistance with your application should you require additional help. You can request this service by completing our Club Affiliation Support Request Form.

Please use the drop down menus below and the supporting documentation at the bottom of this page to help guide your club through the affiliation process.

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Prospective new Clubs looking to affiliate should contact a member of our Football Services Team on 01603 704050 or alternatively email and we will be happy to provide support and guidance to get your new Club up and running.

For the 2024-25 season, Clubs affiliate online using the Club Portal, removing the need to complete and post paper forms and also providing the ability to pay online by debit / credit card, although you can affiliate online but pay by cheque if you would prefer. The online system automatically rolls team details forward from one season to the next, minimising the amount of time required to complete the process. Clubs can also affiliate teams as and when they wish to do so rather than submitting all teams at the Club at the same point.


We hope that you will find affiliating online simple and straightforward, but should you require any support you can use any of the articles on the Grassroots Technology page.
If you have any questions on any aspect of the affiliation process, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Football Services Team who will be only too happy to help you. 


Furthermore, this season you can also request "virtual" affiliation support by completing our
Club Affiliation Support Request form. 


You can access the Club Portal by clicking on this link - Club Portal

To log on enter your email address together with your password. If you have forgotten your password click on the forgotten your password link on the screen and if you require any other assistance accessing Club Portal, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Football Services Team on 01603 704050 or email


For the 2024-25 season the team fees have been revised into the following structure:


  • Open age (adult) - £45
  • U23 & U19 Teams - £35
  • Veterans Teams - £25
  • Walking Football Teams - £25
  • Small Sided Football - £25
  • Futsal - £20
  • Disability Teams - £15

National League System

  • Men's Step 1-2 - £100
  • Men's Step 3-4 - £80
  • Men's Step 5-6 - £60
  • Women's Tier 3-4 - £80
  • Women's Tier 5-6 - £60


  • U5-U6 - £25
  • U7-U8 - £25
  • U9-U10 - £25
  • U11-U12 - £25
  • U13-U18 - £35
  • Futsal - £20
  • Disability - £15


The Public Liability fee for 2024-25 has increased to £23 per Club. Each Club only has to pay this amount once, irrespective of the number of teams that it runs.
 The full list of products and fees for the 2024-25 season is as follows: 

Adult Insurance 

Adult Enhanced 30 - £64 per team
Adult Enhanced 50 - £96 per team
Adult Enhanced 75 - £129 per team
Adult Enhanced 100 - £162 per team
Adult Enhanced 125 - £223 per team
Adult Enhanced 150 - £254 per team
Walking Football Basic - £30 per team
Walking Football Enhanced 30 - £50 per team
Walking Football Enhanced 50 - £100 per team

Youth Insurance

Youth Basic - £23
Youth Enhanced - £28

Please remember that each affiliated team require a personal accident insurance product. Full details of the differing levels of cover provided can be found in the documents at the bottom of this page.

Please note that for the 2024-25 season you are required to provide the name of the manager / coach for each of your teams at the time of affiliating. All youth teams must have a minimum of 2 qualified coaches and these coaches MUST have an in date FA DBS and Safeguarding for Children qualification at the time of affiliation. Any team that does not have a named manager or coach with an in date DBS and/or Safeguarding for Children qualification will not be able to affiliate. Please ensure any coaches in open-aged teams who have 16 and/or 17 year old players complete an FA DBS check and complete the free online Player Welfare Course, in line with the Safeguarding in Open-Aged Football protocols.

For 2024-25 all clubs with a youth team must have a minimum of Secretary, Chairman, Treasurer and Welfare Officer who are all required to complete the online safeguarding for committee members course. Please click here to access the online course. The Youth Welfare Officer needs to complete the Welfare Officers Course here.

All adult clubs must have an Adult Welfare Officer and for 2024-25 must complete the free online Player Welfare Course and have an FA DBS check.

For further information on DBS checks and the online Safeguarding for committee members course, please contact

Please remember that it is compulsory for all Adult 11-a-side Clubs to enter at least one County Cup Competition, including any Club who’s only adult teams are female.

Clubs with youth teams at U12, U14 & U16 ages are strongly recommended to enter their appropriate County Cup, although this is not mandatory. Please note that Mixed U13’s & Mixed U15’s can enter the Stuart Dracup Cup and John Savage Cup respectively should your Club not have an U14’s or U16’s. Also, Girl's teams at U13's & U15's can enter the U14 Girl's Cup and U16 Girls Cup respectively should your Club not have an U14's or U16's. Each Club may only enter one team per cup competition, with the exception of the Women's Cup where Clubs are permitted to enter both their First Team and Reserves. 

If you have any questions regarding affiliating a disability team for the 2024-25 season please contact a member of the Football Services Team on 01603 704050, or email, and we will be happy to help further. 

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