Cumberland FA County Cup Competitions

Adult Team Support

Cumberland FA Offering Adult Team Support For 2023/24

Cumberland FA has launched the adult football team support package for season 2023-24. This has already been communicated to the relevant teams via the league network.


Teams across Cumberland who are playing in Leagues can now access the following support package:

2 FA DBS Checks for Coaches (usually £10 each)
2 FA First Aid Qualifications (usually £30 each)
Access to England Football Accreditation for further support

Young Players In Adult Football

Cumberland FA are committed to ensuring that Adult Football is as safe as possible for 16 and 17-year olds. 

Whilst the focus of safeguarding is often seen to be on youth football, it is equally as important that 16- and 17-year-old footballers feel safe whilst taking part in the open age (adult) game and that Clubs take responsibility for the safeguarding of any young players that they have. With this in mind Cumberland FA are offering to cover the costs of TWO FA DBS checks for adult team coaches.

To support the required face-to-face FA DBS verification, Cumberland FA will be arranging drop in dates during October at central venue locations across the county to meet people and verify documents (more details will be communicated directly with teams). 

First Aid

As part of this Team Support Package, the Team Manager or Assistant Manager can complete The FA First Aid Qualification online and request a refund from Cumberland FA (on receipt of a copy of the certificate).

Adult Clubs who have an FA First Aider are also eligible apply for England Football Accreditation. 

(England Football Accreditation has replaced The FA Charter Standard Club programme, and helps Clubs create the experiences and environments where players, coaches and volunteers can thrive.)

Cumberland-based Adult Clubs with a DBS coach who achieve England Football Accredited status will receive a FREE First Aid Kit and Match ball courtesy of Cumberland FA.

Find out more about England Football Accredited

England Football Accredited Clubs receive FREE footballs and a voucher for every season providing additional support for grassroots football teams in the county.

If you have any queries about the Club Support package, please contact Football Development Officer Ray Sempill on 01900 511800 or email