England Football

2021-22 CFA Membership

LEAGUES | CLUBS | REFEREES | Season 2021 - 22


 Cumberland FA is delighted to provide information to clubs relating to Affiliation for the 2021/22 Season.


The CFA Board has once again agreed a substantial package of support for clubs to benefit from for season 2021-22 which includes:

FREE Club Affiliation
FREE Public Liability Insurance 
FREE Team Personal Accident Insurance (through the National Game Insurance Scheme and Bluefin Sport)
FREE County Cup Entry


The Whole Game System

Complete Your Affiliation

Log into Whole Game
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Club Affiliation Guidance

Support From The FA


Based on the type of football you play will determine how quickly you will need to complete the process:

Please complete the process by 5pm on Monday 28th June if you wish to take part in any of the following:

•  Junior Football - If you intend to play friendlies, festivals or tournaments from the 1st July 2021
•  Women’s League Teams
•  Veterans League Teams
•  Walking Football Teams
•  Ability Counts League Teams
•  All other Adult Football - If you intend to play games from 1st July 2021

All other affiliations must be submitted by Friday 23rd July 2021

If you intend to take part in friendly fixtures, festivals or tournaments from 1st July 2021 onwards, your affiliation application must be submitted and completed 5 days prior to the prior event to assist us with processing the application

Please Note - You can complete the affiliation process gradually so do not worry if you do not have time to complete the process in one sitting. You will find that your club information has been carried over from the previous season. Please take time to check that this is all correct, and amend any information where necessary.

Whole Game System will recognise which County Cup Competition your team is eligible to enter - entry into the Senior Competitions is mandatory for all senior teams, and entry into the Junior Competitions is optional.

Once you have completed your affiliation and clicked 'Submit for Approval' on Step 7, we will then review your application. Once your application has been approved by the County FA, your new affiliation number will be available in Whole Game System to view.


Public Liability & Personal Accident Insurance

This will be provided free of charge by the County FA for Public Liability and Personal Accident Cover.

Clubs can take out an enhanced Public Liability cover for £30 when completing the application in Whole Game System.


 More info relating to Personal Accident Insurance can be found via the Bluefin Sport support Document - Download below.

NGIS Cumberland FA Group Policy PA brochure

Insurance with Bluefin Sport

With Bluefin Sport

Insurance requirements for the 2021/22 season
Bluefin Sport


Football Insurance Explained

Safeguarding Committee Members Course

It remains mandatory for Committee Members (Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer & Welfare Officer) at each Youth Club to complete a FREE online Safeguarding for Committee Members Course.

The above will need to be in place for the County FA to approve your club's application. Please click here or scroll down to complete the Safeguarding for Committee Members Course.


Introduction To First Aid In Football

Suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.

FA DBS Checks

ALL Club officials attached to a team (Manager or Assistant/Coach or Assistant) must have a valid, accepted FA DBS check in place. This applies to all teams Under 18 or below

If you need assistance with this - please contact your Club Welfare Officer in the first instance.

Should you need further assistance, please contact Safeguarding@CumberlandFA.com



If you would like any support during the process of affiliation or have any queries, please contact the team on Development@CumberlandFA.com or telephone 01900 511800

New Club Support


Ahead of Season 2021-22 Cumberland FA Would Like To Hear From You If You’re Keen To Set Up A New Club To Play Football In The County.

Watch the short presentation and find out more - Click on the link below

CFA Partners

Cumberland FA Partner Offers to support your League, Club, Team or as a Match Official

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Season 2021 - 22


Cumberland Match Officials can now Re-Register for NEXT season

It's FREE for 2021-22