Players from Staines Town Youth FC form a team huddle before the game

Player Registration


As part of a commitment by The FA and County FAs to improve the administration experience for grassroots football volunteers, player registration on the Whole Game System (WGS) is being widely used in Leagues across Middlesex.

Player Registration through the WGS in 2018 saw a record number of individuals registered, with over one million being completed by the start of November. This includes 60% of all affiliated football now uses WGS Player Registration.

Even if your League does not use Player Registration on WGS, clubs can still manage their online registration through the system. See below the benefits that WGS Player Registration can bring across the board for grassroots teams. 

Player Registration Benefits

From season 2020/2021 Player Registration + 100% Email will become mandatory for all affiliated Leagues. Make sure you're in the best position to transition across by following the below steps:

  • Cleanse your data! Even if you have never used Player Registration before, you may find players have become attached to your team for various reasons.
  • Log onto the Whole Game System, click onto the Player Registration Tab. Remove any players that no longer are attached to your club, this is encouraged before every season to ensure the data stay up to date.
  • If you come across any duplicates, or contracted players, please email for the County to remove.

Using Player Registration + 100% Email:

Check out this Guide for more information on the Player Registration process.

Player Registration Club Guidance

The FA are becoming a digital first organisation, with direct communication to their participants including, coaches, managers, players, volunteers. In terms of Player Registration, this requires all players to be listed with a unique email address on their FAN, for which has made advances in the previous 12 months with 76% of all Players listed with an email. For those players aged under 16, a Parent/Guardian must be linked with a unique email address.


Frequently asked questions about Player Registration

All Leagues will be transitioned onto WGS Player Registration + Email from season 2021/22 with the support from Middlesex FA. In preparation for that, we strongly suggest the Club cleanses through your data as stated above.

We're always available to help you through the process. If you have any questions, feel free to get in touch. We have many resources available to lead you through the process as well. 

This can be down to various reasons, and why Clubs are encouraged to filter through their Player Registration Tab. Please email and we will be able to merge these FANs together.

Any player associated to a Step 4 or above Club is considered either Semi Professional or Professional, due to the possibility of players being under contract. If you believe this to be the case, you may be required to gain written confirmation from the club for permission to Dual Register or Transfer a player. Please contact for assistance. 

For Youth players, this is more likely to be the case. However, for Adults, or those involved in Football for a few years, it may be the case of inaccurate details on the system. Please seek the assistance of the County FA. This will avoid the Player having multiple FANs. 

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020 8515 6905
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