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Affiliation Window Open from 16 May 2022

Lincolnshire FA can confirm the affiliation window for the 2022/23 season is open. To support clubs through the affiliation process for the 2022/23 season, Lincolnshire FA has developed a series of guidance videos to explain the requirements for the 2022/23 season and a step by step guide on completing your affiliation via the Whole Game System as well as bespoke support provided by our Football Operations Team.

Affiliation Requirements for Clubs with Youth Teams

Affiliation Requirements Adult Team with 16 & 17 Year Olds

Affiliation Requirements Adult Teams


Affiliation –  Guidance Videos on Affiliating



Clubs will however still need to purchase their Personal Accident Insurance, which can be purchased through the Whole Game Affiliation Process at reduced premiums from our insurance provider, Bluefin.  

Public Liability must also be purchased, or if clubs already have Public Liability, they must show proof of cover for the affiliation period 22/23 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 Bluefin website. Clubs who upgraded during the 21/22 season will receive a renewal invitation during May from Bluefin and this will detail how they can arrange cover for the new season.  

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  £60.50  £38  £98.50
 Youth 13 and above  £21.50  £21  £42.50
 Youth 12 and below  £16.50  £21  £37.50

Public Liability Cover

• County Cover - £30.00
• County Cover Plus - £60.00

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

Whole game

When the Affiliation window is open and you log into your Whole Game 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.

Other benefits:

Kitlocker will be running another competition for clubs affiliated before 30th June to enter a prize draw to win a range of prizes including Kitlocker vouchers and a team sports first aid kit.
Koolpak, a company selling First Aid essentials, will again be offering discounted prices throughout the season through a personalised Web Portal for Lincolnshire.
Agrigem - grass maintenance and pitch preparation equipment. Affiliated clubs will receive fantastic service and support in developing their pitches. In addition to the highest level of customer service, all Charter Standard clubs will receive a discount on all products of 10% off RRP.
Easyfundraising -a scheme that clubs can access to make fundraising easier to bring in extra revenue. 

(Codes and links for all the above to be forwarded over on Clubs Affiliation Applications being approved.) 

Benefits of Affiliation



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 Cain –
North East Lincolnshire
South Holland

Stuart Houlton –
City of Lincoln
East Lindsey
North Kesteven