Online Club Affiliation 2017/18

Online affiliation goes live for clubs on May 15th!

Every club has to affiliate each season. Affiliation is the process by which clubs "register" with their County Football Association.

For the third consecutive year, clubs will be able to use the FA Whole Game Administration System to affiliate to Liverpool FA.


What is the Whole Game System?


The Whole Game System (WGS) has been developed to aid the roles of volunteers within clubs and leagues, and is available to use 24/7 using your unique FAN (FA Number) and Password.


What can you do on the Whole Game System?


•    Enter teams in the seasons County Cups
•    Pay online or alternatively request an invoice
•    Add club officials using their unique FAN number
•    Add club players using their unique FAN number


How do I log into the Whole Game System?


Enter https://wholegame.thefa.com into your browser. This will prompt you to log in using your FA Number (FAN) and password.

If you do not know your FAN or password click here to access The FA FAN portal.


The club affiliation portal is available to the Club Secretary, Chairman and Treasurer. Each person must use their unique FAN number and password to log in.

What training materials are available?


Once you have logged into the system, please download the following documents:

•    Click here to download the Club Affiliation Portal Guide, and follow the instructions.
•    Click here to download the FAQs for further assistance.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to watch a video provided by the FA, where you can watch the process from start to finish assisting you with your renewal.


Will someone be available to help us?


Of course! Members of the Football Services Team will be on hand to support you through the process if you require help. You can contact us on 0151 523 4488 or wgs@liverpoolfa.com or come into our office – Liverpool County FA, Walton Hall Avenue, Liverpool, L4 9XP



What is the Club Committee Safeguarding Course?


It is now mandatory for the Chairperson, the Secretary and the Welfare Officer at your club to complete a FREE online safeguarding course.

Affiliation cannot be approved until all mandatory members have completed the course.

Click here to access the Safeguarding Course for Club Committee Members.


When do I need to affiliate by?


For season 2017/18, affiliation is required by the dates below to ensure you are entered into the appropriate Liverpool FA County Cup:

Adult County Cups – Friday 18th August by 5.00pm
Youth County Cups – Friday 15th September by 5.00pm


Clubs returning their application after this date will not be entered into the appropriate County Cup.


Where can I purchase Personal Accident Insurance?


It is a mandatory requirement for teams to have the appropriate Personal Accident Insurance in place for each team the club has. The FA's preferred appointed broker is Bluefin Sport.

Click here to purchase the appropriate insurance policy through Bluefin Sport.

What Public Liability Insurance is required?


All clubs are required to have the appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place for affiliation. Don’t worry - this can be purchased through Liverpool FA through the Whole Game portal, as in previous years. If your club already has the appropriate Public Liability Insurance in place, you can upload the certificate through the portal.


Will I be sent an affiliation pack in the post?


For season 2017/18, all affiliations will be done using the online Whole Game System which will aid volunteers and save time on completing paperwork.


We're a new club, what should we do?


Please CONTACT US providing your proposed club name and secretary details (address, email, telephone number) and we will set you up ready to affiliate using the Whole Game System.


What if I have a problem?


Liverpool FA will be on hand to offer you any help with any issues that you may have with the Whole Game System.

Should you wish to contact us, please do so as below:

Click here to log any issues


Email: wgs@liverpoolfa.com

Liverpool FA Office: 0151 523 4488