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FA DBS Checks

FA DBS Checks for Clubs

Clubs can now use the Whole Game System/Club Portal to administer FA DBS checks for their coaches and club members.

Please remember it is a requirement for any clubs with 16 and 17 year old players that Managers/Coaches (including assistants) and medics (first aiders) have an FA DBS check.

Entering your organisation PIN into WGS

Clubs will need to enter their organisation PIN into WGS in order to start the process of administering FA DBS checks through WGS.

find guidance on how to do this here

Clubs will also need to provide their coaches and clubs members with guidance on how to complete the DBS process through WGS.

find the guidance here

Download guidance HERE on how to set your club up for online verification and add additional DBS verifiers to your club.

If you need any additional support, please email

FA DBS Checks for Referees

Guidance for Referees to complete an FA DBS Check can be found HERE.

FA DBS Checks for Coaches

If you are a coach, please speak to your club about obtaining a DBS Check. 

If you do not meet the above criteria, please email and a member of the team will get back to you.

First Advantage's new Football Association Customer Support Microsite can be accessed here. Or to chat instantly with a member of their team by scanning the below QR code.

For support with DBS renewals and any other matters, please email