Affiliation is Now Open for 2019/20 Football Season!
The Club Affiliation application process is now open for the 2019/2020 football season
The club affiliation application process for season 2019/20 is now open.
Whole Game System will allow your club to;
- Review, amend and update your club affiliation online at a time that is convenient to you.
- Start your application and come back to it at a later time whilst saving your progress – does not have to be completed in one go.
- Process your affiliation application online without the need to send and receive paperwork, reducing postage and admin costs.
- Make payment online via Barclaycard’s Smartpay gateway, a reliable and secure system that is used extensively across the UK and beyond
- Save valuable time and money
- Many other features involving club finance, discipline, online player registration and administration.
99.5% of clubs in Kent utilised the system last season with great success and are benefiting from its accessibility, efficiency and functionality making the role of club administrator easier whilst reducing costs.
Now would be a good time to access whole game system and ensure you have the correct login credentials in preparation for 2019/20 club affiliation going live. The Whole Game System can be accessed via the Whole Game System
The Kent FA will make contact closer to the time to let you know when the club affiliation application process for season 2019/20 is available and to provide further information on the process.
We are delighted to announce that club affiliation fees have been frozen for season 2019/20 and we are confident that our fees are amongst the lowest in the south east.
In addition, the Kent FA has frozen the entry fee on all county cups, providing excellent and affordable competitions to your teams.
Please also remember to affiliate your Futsal, U5 and U6 development teams for season 2019/20 to ensure they are compliant with FA regulations.
IMPORTANT: MANDATORY ACTION FOR CLUBS WITH YOUTH TEAMS
The FA Board confirmed that the new, free, easy to access online Safeguarding for Committee Members Course is mandatory for specific committee members, which will help to provide a consistent level of understanding across all youth clubs.
For clubs with U18 teams and below, the following members must hold the qualification for the affiliation to be approved.
- Club Secretary
- Club Chairperson
- Club Treasurer
- Club Welfare Officer
This is an addition to any other safeguarding qualification that individuals may hold.
Other club officials may also access the course although for them it is entirely optional at this stage.
For any safeguarding questions or advice please contact Val.Hajialexandrou@kentfa.com or Liz.email@example.com
Is your league using online player registration? It’s available now!
For those of you who do not use the system, there are a number of benefits to both leagues and clubs which include;
- Reduces pressures on grassroots volunteers
- Embracing new technology will incentivise the next generation of volunteers
- Secure storage
- Provides the FA/CFA/League/clubs improved insight on which to make more informed decisions to drive participation
- Records updated annually – creating a lasting history for each player
- Integration with Full-Time
- Its FREE
- GDPR compliant
- Increased grants for IT equipment
- Full support provided by FA and County FA staff
- Mandatory by season 2021/2022.
If your competition is not using online player registrations and you are interested in the system and its benefits, please feel free to contact your league secretary directly.
TEMPORARY DISMISSALS (sin bins) ARE MANDATORY FROM THE START OF SEASON 2019/20
As you will all be aware, following the FA’s hugely successful pilot and extended pilot scheme, temporary dismissals (sin bins) in all grassroots football will be mandatory from the start of season (2019/20).
The Kent FA has been facilitating a combined county, league, club and referee training programme over the last few coming months to provide full information and training regarding sin bins.
With the playing season coming to an end, summer tournaments are upon us. Tournaments offer fantastic playing experiences for all participants in the game, but it is essential they are played in a safe and protected environment.
With this is mind it is important to remind clubs of their responsibility to ensure they are taking part in sanctioned tournaments. Without sanctioning the tournament may not fall under FA regulations and clubs may have issues with areas such as personal accident insurance, public liability insurance and discipline.
To see a list of all currently sanctioned tournaments around Kent for this summer. This will be regularly updated and provide a comprehensive list of tournaments that are sanctioned by Kent FA.
GDPR; is your club compliant?
Please click the link below for information, advice and guidance relating to GDPR;