Youth clubs are reminded to complete the Teams List fully so that every team operating within the club is recorded. e.g. U10 blues, reds, yellows etc. The FA requires every Youth League and Club to appoint a qualified Welfare Officer. Each Welfare Officer is required to have completed an FA Criminal Record Check through the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) and have attended The FA's Safeguarding Children Course and Welfare Officer Workshop. These requirements are now mandatory and failure to meet these will result in affiliation not being accepted. Further details can be found in the document section with file titled 'Club's - Criminal Record Check - Guidance Leaflet - May 2015'.
New Clubs should download the appropriate blank affiliation form and Form A from "Documents" and once complete return it to the GFA Office. Once received clubs will have access to FA WGS. Please note that new clubs will need to contact adult and youth leagues in the county directly for respective membership and affiliation.
Please remember that separate affiliation forms are required for:-
Adult Saturday Clubs
Adult Sunday Clubs
The objective of the Benevolent Fund is to assist players of Clubs affiliated to the Gloucestershire Football Association and in membership of the Fund, and players of Representative League and County Teams, who may be injured whilst playing football in a recognised match. It also assists affiliated Referees who sustain injuries whilst officiating at sanctioned football matches. Donations to the Benevolent Fund are not required at the time of affiliation for 2015/16. Invitation to make payment to the scheme will be issued later in the year. Any club that made a donation to the fund for the 2014/15 season will have cover for their players until then.
To find out more information of how to access the benevolent fund please contact Gloucestershire FA.
County Cup Entry
In order to avoid disappointment, it is recommended that club secretaries, particularly those responsible for youth clubs, check with the club’s coaches and managers to ensure that your teams are entered into the county cups correctly. We cannot accept any late entries after the draws for the 1st Round of the different competitions have been made.
Public Liability Insurance and Group Personal Accident Insurance