Club Affiliation 2017-2018

Dorset County FA are pleased to announce affiliation arrangements for season 2017/18.

The club affiliation window for season 2017-18 will open:
Wednesday 10th May 2017

The affiliation process will again be completed through the Whole Game System. There are a few changes to the affiliation process for this season.

1. FA Safeguarding for Committee Members
All Youth Club (a club with an U18 and below side) Chairpersons, Secretaries, and Welfare Officers must complete the online FA Safeguarding for Committee Members course in order for the club to affiliate.  This mandatory free course will take approximately 40 minutes. More information on this course and access to it can be found in the document below. Please note that the content is specific to the role of a committee member and as such, you will be required to complete this even if you have an in date Safeguarding Children certificate.

2. Under 5/6 Teams
Under 5/6 teams will now be affiliated as Development teams as part of the main affiliation application.  Each development team will require a named coach, who must hold a valid, FA-approved CRC issued within the last three years.

Please also remember that all Club Welfare Officers and coaches assigned to youth teams must have a valid, FA-approved CRC issued within the last three years.  The Club Welfare Officer must also have completed an FA Safeguarding Children workshop and Club Welfare Officer Workshop. The affiliation will not be completed until these are in place.

If you have any questions around the Club Affiliation Process, please contact Colin Chainey (Cups & Competitions Manager) by e-mailing: Colin.Chainey@DorsetFA.com or phone: 01202 688275.

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