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

Benefits of Affiliation

  • Knowledge, support and advice from all  Staff
  • Access to funding though The FA Charter Standard Programme
  • Access to registered referees for sanctioned competitions
  • Handbook details via website  County Cup Competitions
  • Opportunities to apply for FA Cup final tickets
  • The and Full time services
  • Guidance with local facilities
  • Access to pitches via Local Authorities
  • Football Education Programme
  • Public Liability Insurance included
  • Personal Accident Insurance (mandatory for adults)
  • Access to Benevolent fund
  • The FA Charter Standard information & support
  • Football Services expertise
  • Support with volunteer recruitment
  • Access to Football Futures young leaders programme
  • Whole Game System
  • How to affiliate online?

    The Whole Game System can now be used by Club Secretaries to affiliate their club for the coming 2016/17 season, thereby removing the need to work through the paper based process in order to complete affiliation.

    Should you wish to affiliate online, you will need to use your FAN (Football Association Number) and associated password to access the Whole Game System. If you are unable to recall your FAN contact Lincolnshire County Football Association office for assistance, but if you know your FAN but have forgotten your password, you will need to reset your password from the Whole Game System logon page.

    The portal logon page can be found at

    A series of training materials have been produced to assist you through the affiliation process. These include a printed guide and a short video detailing the affiliation process. The help video can be seen above whilst the training materials can be found on the help page in the Whole Game Portal or from Additional support can be provided by calling the office on 08449 67 07 08.

    When you enter the Whole Game System you will need to click on your role as "Club Secretary" and then follow the “Affiliate 2016-17” tab which will appear on the left hand side of your screen. You can complete the affiliation process gradually so don’t worry if you do not have time to complete the process in one sitting, the information will be saved for when you next return.

    When you enter your club’s affiliation form online you will find that last season’s information and teams have been migrated across and updated to how they may appear during the new season (i.e. Under-10s moved up to Under-11s etc). You will still need to review the team details carefully to ensure that they are in line with your club’s actual plans but you will be able to amend this information accordingly.

    Once you have worked through the affiliation form you can complete the process by paying your fees electronically. Online payment is provided through Barclaycard’s Smartpay gateway, a reliable and secure system that is used extensively across the UK and beyond. Again, you do not need to pay immediately but can create an invoice which you can pay later, either electronically or via cheque or cash as in previous years.

    County Cup Competitions
    In addition to affiliating for season 2016/17 you will also be able to enter your open aged teams in the appropriate County Cup competition. The Whole Game System will recognise which competition is the right one for each of your teams and calculate any competition entry fees for you.

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