We would strongly encourage clubs to look at the Affiliation Checklist guide within the link which will outline the tasks needing to be completed before you can complete your Club’s Affiliation, and what to focus on once the window is open. It is also really important for clubs to familiarise themselves with the Safeguarding requirements that have previously been communicated as these will have an impact on Affiliations being approved. For 2023/24, one of the key changes to Club Affiliation, is that ALL Clubs with Open Age/Adult teams, including Veterans and Walking Football teams, are required to have a named Club Welfare Officer at the point of affiliation. The FA recently hosted a Webinar to demonstrate the Affiliation process for the 2023/24 season, this can be seen below.
Locally, we will be holding 3 virtual support drop-in sessions on the following dates:
These sessions will start at 6.30pm via Microsoft Teams, where members of our Football Services Team will be on hand to answer any questions. You can join at any time after 6:30pm with the sessions due to finish at 8pm.
Furthermore, we will be offering an out of hours service including an open office phoneline where members of our Football Services Team will be available to assist with any queries on the following evenings until 8pm:
Tuesday 27th June
Thursday 13th July
Monday 14th August
Tuesday 22nd August
You can also request support using our online support form. This is a service that we will continue to offer this season where we will be able to support you online as you complete your affiliation. The link for the form is below: