Northumberland FA's board has agreed changes to player registration.
Beginning with the new season (20/21), all players must be registered on the Whole Game System.
Acting Chief Executive, Andrew Rose-Cook has written to leagues:
Although we are still awaiting guidance from the Government regarding the resumption of football, we are already starting to plan affiliation and registration to ensure we’re in a position to restart as soon as we have the go-ahead. On top of the 75% reduction to club affiliation fees for next season we have also frozen league sanctioning prices for season 2020/2021. We will of course review this decision as and when football returns.
Our Board has agreed that from next season (20/21) all players must be registered on the Whole Game System.
The FA has already announced player registration via WGS as a requirement for the 21/22 season and we have decided to initiate it a year early to enable us to help clubs and leagues to make this transition.
It’s vital that we have an accurate picture of the number of players involved in football to allow us to access all the funding we are entitled to. This is put back into developing grassroots football in our local area.
We will offer full support to clubs and leagues to help them with the registration process – more details of this will be communicated in due course. We are lucky to have Claire Davidson from The FA situated locally and Claire has agreed to help support any league through this transition in the coming months.