Affiliation

All Lincolnshire FA clubs are required to affiliate to their local County FA in order to play in sanctioned competitions, this ensures that clubs remain within the FA structures of football

Partnership with Bluefin Insurance Ltd has allowed us to act on behalf of clubs and offer all necessary insurance within our affiliation package.

    • Club Insurance - clubs will continue to purchase Legal Liability Insurance.
    • Team Insurance - clubs will also receive  Personal Accident Insurance per Team as per FA requirements;
      • Adult Teams - will receive the Superior 120 personal accident cover as part of the revised affiliation fees.
      • Youth Teams (Under 7- Under 18) - will receive the youth personal accident cover as part of the revised affiliation fee.
  • Clubs can upgrade to a more comprehensive cover by contacting Bluefin and paying a further premium.
  • Clubs do have freedom of choice to arrange insurance through an alternative insurance provider, however, they must ensure that the cover provided through the policy meets the minimum requirements of the Lincolnshire FA,  In addition, due to the group booking of personal accident through Lincolnshire FA, it has significantly reduced premiums for clubs.
  • If clubs do choose an alternative provider they MUST send a copy of the policy document through with the affiliation application form on WGS.  Lincolnshire FA affiliation fees have been amended slightly for clubs who choose to take out their own insurance.

Affiliation Costs - 2017/18

  • Inclusive of Personal Accident Cover.

 Club Affiliation Fees

*all items/fees in Grey are Mandatory

 

 Item

Costs

Notes

Club Affiliation Fee

 

Clubs will fall into one of the following 6 Club Affiliation Categories.

Non-NLS/Grassroots

£0.00

No fee to clubs without teams operating in the League Pyramid.

Step 6/7

£50.00

 Clubs operating one or more team at Step 7 and above (Step 2 and above in the Women’s Football Pyramid) will pay an additional club affiliation fee in the category of their highest representative team. 

For example, a club that has two Adult Male teams operating at Step 7 and Step 2, will pay an additional club affiliation fee of £125.00 (Club Affiliation Fee – Step 1/2 category).

 

 

 

Step 3/4/5

£100.00

Step 1/2

£125.00

Football League 1/2

£150.00

Women's Step 1/2

£100.00

Club Legal Liability Insurance

£20.00

Mandatory - one Legal Liability Insurance Policy per Club

Lincolnshire FA Handbook 17/18

£20.00

Optional - Handbook will be available for FREE online at the Lincolnshire FA website.

Benevolent Fund

Optional - Clubs can make a donation to the Benevolent Fund -

Our Benevolent Fund aims to help players and officials in financial hardship as a result of a football-related injury.

 

Team Affiliation Fees

 

 Item

Costs

Notes

Adult Team (Male & Female)

£90.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Superior 120 Personal Accident Cover.

Youth Team (Under 13's - Under 18's / Male & Female)

£37.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Youth Team Personal Accident Cover.

Youth Team (Under 12's and below / Male & Female)

£32.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Youth Team Personal Accident Cover.

Disability Adult Team (Male & Female)

£60.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Superior 120 Personal Accident Cover.

Disability Youth Team (Male & Female)

£37.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Youth Team Personal Accident Cover.

Walking Football Team

£60.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Superior 120 Personal Accident Cover - exceptions to policy apply*

Veteran's Team (Over 35's / Male & Female)

£60.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Superior 120 Personal Accident Cover.

Small Sided Football Team (inc. FUTSAL)

£45.00

This fee is inclusive of LFA Affiliation and Bluefin Superior 120 Personal Accident Cover.

 

Discounts

Due to the nature of group discounts we want to pass this benefit onto our clubs - therefore all Team Affiliation Fees will be discounted at point of invoice for affiliation relative to the following schedule.  Naturally, the bigger the club the more group discount is available.

 

 Size of Club

Costs

Notes

3-10 teams

£5.00 discount

£5.00 discount per team, this discount will be manually applied at stage of invoice by the LFA - it will appear on the invoice as amount paid to date.  Maximum discount at  this level (10 teams - £50.00 discount).

11-20 teams

£10.00 discount

£10.00 discount per team, this discount will be manually applied at stage of invoice by the LFA - it will appear on the invoice as amount paid to date.  Maximum discount at  this level (20 teams - £200.00 discount).

21-30 teams

£12.50 discount

£10.00 discount per team, this discount will be manually applied at stage of invoice by the LFA - it will appear on the invoice as amount paid to date.  Maximum discount at  this level (30 teams - £375.00 discount).

Over 31 teams

£15.00 discount

£15.00 discount per team, this discount will be manually applied at stage of invoice by the LFA - it will appear on the invoice as amount paid to date.  Discount at  this level starts from £465.00 (31 teams).

 

Below is the link to a Webex, a presentation delivered by Linzi Hewitt to share with you the main reasons for changing the affiliation package, the benefits to you as a club and the key costs associated with the package.  We highly recommend that you watch and listen to the first 30 minutes of the Webex as a minimum so you are fully aware and understand the changes.

At the 30 minute mark the Webex goes into a live demonstration of the Whole Game System and takes you through a step-to-step guide on how to complete the affiliation application form.  This demonstration takes 45 minutes but can be accessed at any time and you can complete it step-by-step pausing and re-playing the recording at any time.  Our aim is to over-communicate as much support to you as possible to make this process as simple as possible.  It is important that clubs complete the affiliation application form in its entirety as applications will be returned in-complete until all forms are completed and in particular for youth teams all safeguarding requirements are met.

https://thefa.webex.com/thefa/ldr.php?RCID=d49561db3c2b00f81922239a989644a8

The affiliation applications will go live from 1st June 2017 so you will be able to access your online application form from this date.

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