Affiliation

At the start of each season, all clubs and leagues must affiliate to their local County Football Association. This ensures your teams can play in sanctioned competitions and that a high level of opportunity is being offered for people to take part in Football in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Once you affiliate to Birmingham County FA, you will be able to access ongoing support and help to run your club. Benefits include:

  • Being part of the National Game structure from grassroots to professional football
  • Eligibility to compete in County FA competitions (e.g. County Cups)
  • Opportunities to apply for grant aid funding from The FA
  • Access to advice from County FA staff plus FA regional development, coaching, and facilities personnel
  • Access to purchase public liability and personal injury insurance for your club, team and players
  • Access to The FA welfare programme
  • Access to County FA and FA communications, including your chance to help shape future development
  • Access to qualified referees for your matches.


Affiliation for the 2014/15 Season

Please note that information regarding affiliating for the 2014/15 season has been sent to existing clubs.

New clubs should use the appropriate forms by clicking on the boxes to the right-hand side.

Online affiliation and payment via the Whole Game System will be available in the near future.

Please note if your Club runs Under 18 teams, you must have a Welfare Officer in place to affiliate for the 2014/15 season. The WO must have either an accepted enhanced CRB check or as a minimum have submitted their CRB paperwork to The FA CRB Unit so that the check is in progress. They must also have completed The FA Safeguarding Children Workshop and also have attended a Welfare Officer Workshop.

Frequently Asked Questions

Saturday and Sunday Teams
Clubs with teams competing on both days will require separate affiliation for each day.

Affiliation Number
This will be sent to you on receipt of a correctly completed affiliation form and correct payment.

Insurance
Public liability cover is provided for injury to members of the public; however it does not cover a player’s liability (injury to other players) which clubs must have in order to affliate.

BCFA has developed a relationship with Sportsguard Insurance who can provide Personal Accident Cover and upon receipt of a complete affiliation form and fee, all clubs will be included in the block cover from Sporsgaurd and will recieve all relevant paperwork direct.

Click here to visit their website

Cup Competition Closing Dates
County Cup Competition entries must be submitted by the following dates:

Saturday Junior, Midweek Floodlit, Senior Cup, Saturday Vase – On or before 1st August
Sunday Vase, Sunday Junior and Sunday Cup – On or before 14th August
Vetrans, Minor, Midweek Youth, Womens, Girls, Sunday Youth – On or before 1st September

Further Information
If you require further assistance, please contact Mandy Garner on 0121 357 4278 (Extension. 205) or email
 mandy.garner@birminghamfa.com  

Cup Competitions