Affiliating & Running Your Club

At the start of each season, ALL clubs and Leagues must affiliate to their local County Football Association. Clubs wishing to stage tournaments must also affiliate these.

This applies to every club, whether they play 11-a-side football, or small sided football.  In addition, you need to be aware that, as a precondition of affiliation for the 2013-14 season, youth clubs will need to have a designated Child Welfare Officer. This person MUST have been nominated on your affiliation form AND have completed an FA CRB disclosure check. Please note that CRB disclosures from other organisations cannot be accepted. Failure to have a suitable person in position will result in the club being unable to affiliate with us until such time that this condition has been met.

The Middlesex County FA also requires all clubs to have Personal Accident and Public Liability Insurance Policies in place and information about the National Game Insurance Scheme can be accessed from this website.

Clubs which affiliated to the Middlesex County FA for the 2012-13 season were sent the 2013-14 affiliation form by email. If your club did not receive their form, or you are seeking to establish a new club, please email one of Roy ShieldsGareth Coates or Sara Bennett, indicating what sort of club you are setting up. 

Club Administration & Starting a New Club

If you are looking to create a new club and don’t know where to start, please download our guide to starting a new club.

You might also find it useful to download  ‘A Guide to Club Administration’ from The FA. There is plenty of information on how to structure and create a new club, with sections dedicated to supporting existing clubs with administration processes and guidelines, such as preparing a financial statement and organising an AGM.

Don’t forget to check out the Members' Services area of the website where club officials can easily manage club administration online. Download the ‘Easing Administration in Football’ guide to find out how you could benefit.

For more information on pitches local to your club please have a look at the Football Foundation ‘Pitch Finder’ that displays all facilities local to you, http://pitchfinder.org.uk/.  For more information on the leagues in Middlesex and contact details for joining a league, please visit the Leagues Directory page.

Club Treasurers may wish to look at the toolkits and online modules around simpler finance available through Club Leaders, focusing on effective bookkeeping and balance/profit loss sheets, http://www.sportenglandclubleaders.com/

If you are seeking funding for your club, for equipment or facility improvements, then please download our Funding Guide or The FA's Grantfinder tool.

For more information please contact the County FA Development Team or visit the ‘Your Game’ section on TheFA.com (http://www.thefa.com/yourgame)

Tournament Affiliation Forms:

If you wish to stage a tournament, either at your club or an external venue, this must also be affiliated to the Middlesex County FA.  You can download the relevant forms below:

Small-Sided Adult Tournament Affiliation Form

Small-Sided Youth Tournament Affiliation Form

Letter for Tournament Organisers

Form D for Summer Competitions

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