Affiliation Requirements for the 2024/25 season

The affiliation window opens on Monday 10th June 2024.

To get yourself and your club ready please familiarise yourself with what’s required. All the key information you need regarding affiliation can be found below.

The deadline for affiliation is to be confirmed. Applications after this date may be levied with a late fee (exemptions apply for university and other further education teams).

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Visit our HELPDESK to find answers to our frequently answered questions, including safeguarding contact details.

If your query cannot be answered, please submit a ticket.

You can also visit the FA Grassroots Technology Forum for help with FA IT systems.

Affiliation will be completed via the Club Portal for the 24/25 season.

For the benefits of what affiliation and being a member of the Amateur FA, download our benefits guide here.

Affiliation Fees

How to Prepare For Affiliation

-  Familiarise yourself with using the Club Portal to process your club admin (apart from processing discipline).
-  Create any new teams ready for when affiliation opens.
-  Ensure all outstanding invoices from this season are paid. You will not be able to complete your affiliation without these being paid.
-  Ensure all player suspensions from last season have been assigned fixtures (unless the suspension is carrying over to next season). If you need any help, please click here or contact
Once you have finished your season, we strongly encourage all clubs to access their Club Portal and detach any players that are no longer part of your club.

For further information on the affiliation changes, please click the button below.

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Requirements For Affiliation 24/25

Player Welfare Course (new requirement)
All team officials (except team secretary) will be required to complete a player welfare course prior to affiliation for the 2024/25 season. You can find the course here

Public Liability Insurance
All clubs are required to have Public Liability Insurance covering the club for the upcoming year. This must be a minimum of £10 million pounds. You can buy this through us during the affiliation process.

Personal Accident Insurance
All teams are required to have Personal Accident Insurance. You can buy this through us during the affiliation process. 

Club Ground 
It is a requirement for clubs to state their main home ground. You can do this ahead of affiliation through the ‘My Club’ tab. You can find guidance on how to complete this here.

Team Ground 
It is a requirement for teams to state their main home ground. You can do this ahead of affiliation through the ‘My Club’ tab. You can find guidance on how to complete this here.

Key Officials
Clubs are required to state their key officials. You can find guidance on how to add your key officials here.

Named Manager or Coach
Every team must have a minimum of one Manager or Coach. This can be completed ahead of affiliation through the ‘Officials’ tab. You can find guidance here.

FA DBS Checks
For teams with U18 players the Club Welfare Officer, team coach/manager and team medic/first aider must have a valid DBS. For more information click here

Safeguarding Declaration
Every club will be required to accept a Safeguarding Declaration.

Clubs with Adult Disability Teams
Require a named ‘Welfare Officer (Adult Disability Teams)’. The free Safeguarding Adults Course is recommended for this role.

County Cups

New Clubs

If you are a new club looking to affiliate for the 24/25 season, please visit our Setting up a Club page on the Amateur FA website.

We are here to help. If you have any questions or need some advice, please email and a member of staff will be happy to assist you.

Useful documents