As we move a step closer to the new season, we’re reminding clubs to get ready behind the scenes in order to be ready on the pitch.
With almost 30% of youth clubs completing the affiliation process for season 2018/19 so far, the remaining clubs are working hard behind the scenes to be ready to play. Cumberland FA is on hand to support clubs - whether they’re youth, adult or veterans - with the process.
The initial date for junior clubs, veteran’s teams and women's league teams has now passed.
In order to play in league fixtures, friendly festivals and tournaments, clubs need to complete their affiliation application and renew Personal Accident Insurance prior to playing.
Adult clubs must complete affiliation by 31st July 2018.
In order to play friendly matches, clubs need to complete their affiliation application and renew Personal Accident Insurance prior to playing.
As of 1st July, Personal Accident Insurance has lapsed and needs to be renewed prior to any fixtures (including friendly matches) taking place.
More details to help your club complete affiliation:
FA CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS (CRC) - All coaches with under-18 teams MUST hold a valid and accepted FA CRC. Please contact your Club Welfare Officer for assistance with this process.
If your team / club are playing in a Summer Festival from 1 July onwards, the club must be affiliated prior to playing.
It is now mandatory at clubs with Under-18 teams for a minimum of four Committee Members (i.e. the Chairperson, the Secretary, the Treasurer, and the Welfare Officer) to complete the FREE online safeguarding for committee members course. (Please note, this season the Treasurer must also complete the course).
Welfare Officer – We recognise that volunteers in grassroots football clubs work extremely hard to safeguard the youngsters in their clubs. To help lighten the load, it is a recommendation from Cumberland FA that any club with more than five teams should have two Club Welfare Officers. Likewise, if there are mixed teams of boys and girls, we would advocate that there is a male and a female CWO. If clubs use this model the workload is spread out, and it’s also a way of contingency planning should a CWO be unavailable for whatever reason.
FURTHER AFFILIATION INFORMATION
AFFILIATE THROUGH THE WHOLE GAME SYSTEM BY CLICKING HERE
NEW CLUBS - If you are a new club, please contact us as soon as possible, providing your proposed club name and secretary details (name, address, date of birth, e-mail address, telephone number).
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