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Affiliation Window Open from 12th june 2023

Lincolnshire FA can confirm the affiliation window for the 2023/24 season is open from 12th June 2023. To support clubs through the affiliation process for the 2023/24 season, see below for all the information needed to get you through this season’s Affiliation process, now via FA Club Portal.

Affiliation Guidance Video 2023


Clubs will however still need to purchase their Personal Accident Insurance, which can be purchased through the Club Portal Affiliation Process at reduced premiums from our insurance provider, Marsh Sport.  
Public Liability must also be purchased, or if clubs already have Public Liability, they must show proof of cover for the affiliation period 23/24 before any application can be approved.
Teams that require an increased level of cover, either through choice or due to playing at a higher step in the football pyramid, can upgrade their policy through the Marsh Sport website. Clubs who upgraded during the 22/23 season will be able to take their upgrade through the 23/24 affiliation application. All the levels will be included for you to choose the cover you require. 

The mandatory adult upgrade requirements would be:

Step 2/3 teams would need to upgrade to a minimum of Superior 400

Step 4 teams would need to upgrade to a minimum of Superior 300

Step 5/6 teams would need to upgrade to a minimum of Superior 200


Category of football  Affiliation & Insurance Fees (before team discount) 
   Cost of Bluefin per team  Affiliation fee per team Total per team 
 Adult  £64  £38  £102
 Youth 13 and above  £20  £21  £41
 Youth 12 and below  £20  £21  £41

Public Liability Cover

• County Cover - £32.00
• County Cover Plus - £64.00

Details of the differences in cover can be obtained from the County FA. 

Club Portal

When the Affiliation window is open and you log into your Club Portal, you will see the Affiliation tab on the left-hand side. From here you can go through the affiliation process step by step. You can stop at any point during the application and pick it up later from the point you left when logging back in so don’t worry that it all must be done in one go. It is important that clubs complete each step as applications will have to be returned if incomplete.

Please note that team names used to affiliate MUST be the same ones that you give to your league.



In the event you experience any problems during the affiliation process, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the relevant member of the Football Operations Team in the relevant districts.

Alistair Hayes –
North Lincolnshire 
South Kesteven
West Lindsey 

Hayley Gregory –
North East Lincolnshire
South Holland

Stuart Houlton –
City of Lincoln
East Lindsey
North Kesteven

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