This process takes, on average, no longer than 15 minutes, and is completed online via the Whole Game System.
Each year, Club Secretaries will be responsible for ensuring their club is affiliated to Liverpool County FA.
NEW THIS SEASON - on the affiliation portal you will find a series of simple 'How To' videos.
1- Log in via the Club Portal
You will need to use your FAN (Football Association Number) or email address and have your associated password handy.
2- Click on your role as "Club Secretary" and follow the "Affiliate 2016-17" tab
Select this tab which will appear on the left hand side of your screen.
You can complete the affiliation process gradually so don’t worry if you do not have time to complete the process in one sitting.
3- Check your clubs information is still correct
You will find that your club information has been carried over from the previous season. Check this is all correct, and amend any information where necessary.
4 - Check your club officials
Check the listed club officials are correct and assign new season's officials.
5 - Club Grounds
In this section you can check / amend existing club grounds. You can also select new playing or training grounds.
6- Teams and County Cup Competitions
Here you can add and remove teams and team officials. You'll also record details of Leagues and County Cup Competitions that each team will compete in.
It is important that you enter the correct amount of teams into their respective County Cup Competitions. If you are unsure about this, please contact the County FA for guidance.
7 - Upload Supporting Documents
This section requires you to upload supporting insurance certificates and balance sheets.
8 - Select Your Additional Products
This section allows you to select any additional products required by the club. This includes insurance, first aid kits and football bundles.
9- Submit for Approval
Once you have completed your affiliation form and pressed the submit for approval button, we will be notified here at the County FA and your form will then be Ready for Review. We will then do the necessary checks and ensure that all information is correct and there are no details missing. Following this, we will change your form to submitted and invoiced, which will then create an invoice to be paid on your WGS page.
Online payment is provided through Barclaycard’s Smartpay, a reliable and secure system that is used extensively across the world. Again, you do not need to pay immediately but can create an invoice which you can pay later, either online or via cheque or cash as in previous years.
Any club with youth teams (Under-7 to Under-18s) must nominate a Club Welfare Officer who has the completed the following:
• FA CRB Disclosure
• 3hr FA Safeguarding Children Workshop
• 3hr FA Welfare Officer Workshop
(You can enrol on the above courses online at www.liverpoolfa.com/coaches)
Liverpool County FA are here to support clubs in nominating a Welfare Officer and our own County FA Welfare Officer, Gordon Johnson, is on hand to support clubs, his contact details can be found by CLICKING HERE.
How much will it cost?
• Senior Club - £78.00
• Associate (Adult) - £59.00
• Youth – £38.00
• Small Sided Football - contact LCFA.
All fees are inclusive of Public Liability Insurance (a requirement of the County FA).
County FA Cups are additional £15.00 per team and are mandatory for the following age groups:
Open Age, Veterans, U18s Male, U16s Male and Female, U14s Female and U13s Mixed