2022-23 CFA Membership
LEAGUES | CLUBS | REFEREES | Season 2022 - 23
Cumberland FA is delighted to provide information to clubs relating to Affiliation for the 2022/23 Season.
THE ONLINE AFFILIATION WINDOW THROUGH WHOLE GAME SYSTEM WILL OPEN TO ALL CLUBS FROM MONDAY 6TH JUNE 2022
During the past two years the County FA has provided significant bursaries to all members clubs and leagues around affiliation and insurance. This has amounted to approximately £40,000 being absorbed by the County FA to assist Clubs and Leagues with the return to Football following a tough two years for everyone due to the global pandemic and alleviating some of the financial requirements.
Going forward into the 2022/23 and beyond, The County FA will see further funding cuts and as a result, fees for Cub Affiliation and Insurance will return, however as we continue to try and help our clubs, The County FA is providing an opportunity for clubs to purchase their relevant Insurance for Public Liability and Personal Accident at a discounted rate through the Affiliation application in Whole Game System.
The Affiliation fees per team for 2022/23 (which includes Public Liability Insurance) are below:
Mini Soccer - £10 per team
Youth Team - £20 per team
Adult - £50 per team
An enhanced Public Liability Package can be purchased via the affiliation form in Whole Game System for an additional £30
The fees above are in line with 2019/20 season costs and have not been increased.
Fees will not be applicable for the teams below due to their playing season being played between two 'seasons' and are eligible to receive the free affiliation which was provided to clubs/teams for the 2021/22 Season:
Adult Female Teams
Walking Football Teams
Personal Accident Insurance Fees for 2022/23 below:
U12’s and below – £20.50 per team
U13’s and above - £26.50 per team
Adult - £101.50 per team
County Cup Entry WILL CONTINUE TO BE OFFERED FREE OF CHARGE
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 Wednesday 29th June 2022 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 2022
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 2022
All Other Affiliations Must Be Submitted By Friday 22nd July 2022
IF YOU INTEND TO TAKE PART IN FRIENDLY FIXTURES, FESTIVALS OR TOURNAMENTS FROM 1ST JULY 2022 ONWARDS, YOUR AFFILIATION APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED AND COMPLETED 5 DAYS PRIOR TO THE 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 – Please populate if you wish to, however The County FA will follow this up with clubs individually ahead of the new season commencing.
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
Clubs will receive Public Liability cover as part of their Affiliation Fees.
Personal Accident Insurance can be purchased through the Affiliation Application form in Whole Game System.
Download and read the Summary of Cover prior to purchase so your Club can make an informed choice in the cover you are purchasing through the affiliation - Download below.
SUMMARY OF COVER
DOWNLOAD COUNTY COVER AND COUNTY COVER PLUS
VISIT THE INSURANCE PAGE ON CUMBERLAND FA TO DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENTS ONCE AFFILIATED (Available from 7 June 2022)
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.
Club Welfare Officer Course
Additionally, Youth Clubs must have a fully qualified Club Welfare Officer (CWO)
The qualifications for this role are;
1) In date and accepted FA DBS checks;
2) In date Safeguarding for Children Course Qualification;
3) Completion of the Safeguarding for Committee Members;
4) Completion of the Welfare Officers Course.
All of these courses can be found on the FA Bootroom by clicking here
Safeguarding Children Course
Welfare Officers Workshop
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
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