Affiliation to the County FA is an incredibly important process for any club looking to play football in the Northumberland area.

The affiliation window for season 2017/2018 will open in April 2017.

Affiliation must be completed every season and ensures that all clubs and teams have access to Northumberland FA’s footballing infrastructure, which operates to protect all participants.

The affiliation process has operated through the Whole Game System since 2013/2014.

This has vastly improved the service we can provide clubs in a variety of ways. This includes the time it takes for affiliations to be processed, as well as increasing the amount of information shared between club and County FA - providing us all with the most complete picture of who is playing football in Northumberland.

Furthermore, clubs are no longer constrained by the traditional County FA office hours, and can access and utilise a truly 24/7 system when it best suits them.

The current affiliation pricing strategy is as follows:

Football Type
Price Per-Season
Premier League and Football League
National League System - Step 1
National League System - Step 2
National League System - Step 3
National League System - Step 4
National League System - Step 5
National League System - Step 6
National League System - Step 7
Non-National League System - Adult Saturday
Non-National League System - Adult Sunday
Non-National League System - Student
Non-National League System - Disability
£5.00 per-team
Non-National League System - Junior
£10 per-club
£5 per-registered team

Important points to consider with regards to affiliation include:

- Adult and Junior clubs MUST affiliate separately.
- An affiliation number will only be provided once the affiliation form has been approved by Northumberland FA and applicable payment made.
- County Cover (public liability insurance) is provided for free by Northumberland FA as part of your affiliation.
- County Cover Plus (extended player-to-player insurance) is available for purchase via the Whole Game System affiliation portal.
- All County Cup entries should also be made utilising your affiliation form.

If you are experiencing any issues with the affiliation process, please email and he will be happy to assist you.

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