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Affiliation Window Opens!
Affiliation to Middlesex FA opened on 24th May and remains open, we have pulled together the information you need ahead of completing this process onto one handy page.
If you have any questions regarding the process, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our team will be happy to help with your query.
Are You Insured?
Middlesex FA have continued their partnership with UKGlobal Group to offer Clubs discounted Insurance during the affiliation process. UKGlobal provide insurance to clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with insurance products tailored to the needs of grassroots football.
Once affiliation opens later this month, everything can be completed through the Whole Game System, without a need to go externally. Making the process easier and quicker for all involved!
Middlesex FA Equality Survey
Your chance to win a pair of England Tickets or a £50 Amazon Voucher by completing our short Equality Profile Audit Survey.
To help shape the equality and diversity of football in Middlesex and make football inclusive for all, we are asking everyone to complete our Equality Profile Audit survey. All data is completed anonymously, and entries will be entered into a prize draw as a thank you for completing the survey.
Closing date 13th June 2021.
Middlesex FA Transition Festival
Are you a youth team planning to move into open aged football? Or an adult team looking to improve links with youth teams? Join our transition festival!
We understand its been a very difficult couple of years for clubs, and young players might need some support before going into open aged football. We are running a transition festival where we invite along youth teams (with players aged 16+) to play against open aged teams. This will be in an environment where they can understand the differences in the game and be able to make mistakes without negative consequences. We will also invite adult teams from local areas to the youth clubs so that they can create a longer-term pathway if they would like to.
UEFA Women’s EURO Legacy Programme
In 2022, Brentford Community Stadium and Wembley Stadium will be hosting games for the tournament alongside seven other stadiums across the country. As part of the legacy programme, plans have been developed to maximise the impact of the tournament across the women’s and girls’ game within the boroughs of Brent, Ealing and Hounslow.
Club Support & Funding
The Sports Business Club - Find Out More
As part of our commitment to support clubs following the impact of COVID19 on grassroots football we have begun working with companies to support income generation.
We are pleased to announce another opportunity to learn about the benefits of The Sports Business Club. TSBC’s goal is to help clubs grow their business network and are offering a free session to learn more. We think this will be of real value and you can sign up here.
Join us and The Sports Business Club, 12th July at 7pm, exclusively on Zoom!
Football Foundation Funding - Grass Pitch Maintenance & Small Grants
Funding is still available for clubs to access through the Football Foundation for the improvement of grass pitches as well as small grants of up to £25k.
England Football Accreditation
England Football Accredited Leagues and England Football Accredited Clubs set the standards, raise the bar and fly the flag of respect and diversity for football in England.
Being Accredited helps you attract players, coaches, and volunteers - with tailored support to build the strong, sustainable, successful league or club you want to be.
Existing FA Charter Standard Leagues and Clubs will automatically become an England Football Accredited League or England Football Accredited Club.
Over the coming months, in partnership with The FA, we will prepare you for the opportunities ahead.
With Player Registration on The FA’s Player Registration Portal becoming mandatory from season 2021/2022, why not get ahead of the game?
Get Organised! Whether you have used the system before or not, Middlesex FA strongly encourage all Clubs to log on (clubs.thefa.com) and clean up the data. Therefore, remove those players that no longer play for your Club.
To assist the transition, The FA have released Club Training on the New Portal to watch at your leisure!
Need training on the new systems?
Are you thinking of running a Tournament this Summer?
Did you know that if you run a tournament, and you don’t sanction with your Local County FA, your insurance, and those of the Clubs and Match Officials taking part would be invalid?
Summer Tournaments are common practice for Clubs to host, especially during the off-season. Middlesex FA have provided you with everything you need to get your tournament sanctioned. All the forms are editable and can be downloaded and saved to your computer before they are returned to us, making the process a lot easier for the tournament organisers to complete.
The FA Introducing First Aid in Football
Now live and available to book online, the Introduction First Aid in Football is an online course suitable for anyone looking to develop their knowledge and understanding of medical care for players of all ages.
The FA Introduction to Coaching Football
Officially launching on the week commencing 14th June 2021, the Introduction to Coaching Football (replacing the FA Level One in Coaching Football Course) is the perfect online football coaching course for anyone looking to take a more active role in the game.
The FA Safeguarding Children Course
We are pleased to offer our Safeguarding Children course as an online training module to complete at a time that suits you. This course will replace the Safeguarding Children workshop and can be accessed by clicking here.
If you have previously complete the three hour face to face FA Safeguarding Children workshop and need to renew, you can renew this free of charge here. Please note, the Safeguarding Children online renewal will remain available until 30th June 2021. After this point you will need to complete the new FA Safeguarding Children course.
Coach Development Event - Winning vs Development (Tuesday 13th July)
Join Creag Lawrence, Daniel Fenner & Sharon Muxworthy (FA Coach Development Officers, South East) on Tuesday 13th July 2021 at Middlesex FA HQ, Northolt as they bring to life what is Winning vs Development. The event will be a mixture of theory & practical, Creag, Daniel & Sharon will be utilising a Middlesex FA affiliated grassroots youth team, so that you can see in a practical environment how you can:
- Develop & embed your coaching philosophy
- Decide what is winning and what is development?
- Reflect on you and the people you work with
This event is open to coaches of all levels who will be awarded two hours of coach accreditation for attendance.
Playmaker Support Workshops for Disabled people
We are hoping to run a series of evening workshops to provide one- to -one and group support for those with a disability to complete the FA Playmaker.
For more information and to register your interest, complete our form!
Middlesex FA Partners
Grass Pitch Maintenance Partner
Middlesex FA is proud to partner with Greenblades to help support the improvement of grass football pitches across the county. If you’re in need of one-off services or a full maintenance programme for your grass pitches, get in touch with Tom and the team.
Middlesex FA x Football Flick
Coming soon to football in Middlesex, Football Flick are a company who specialise in football training products to aid the development of players through fun and engaging training equipment that targets core areas of football skill.
We will be sharing more about Football Flick next month, but for now you can find out more about them and what they offer.