Affiliations

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All affiliated football played in Suffolk must be correctly registered with Suffolk FA.

In order for leagues to affiliate all clubs playing within the league must have also affiliated.

In addition to this any five-a-side/small-sided competitions, cup competitions and one-off matches must also be correctly affiliated with Suffolk FA.

To register your club, league or other competition with Suffolk FA you will need to contact our County Headquarters to gain access to the online affiliation Portal. This can be done by calling us on 01449 616606.

Charity Cups

All charity competitions in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done by completing the SSTF Form, accompanied by a copy of the competition's rules, and return this with the remittance of £20 to Suffolk FA, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the SSTF Form, please make sure that all clubs in your charity competition are affiliated to their respective county associations for the ensuing season.

Please Note:

The Following FA Rules will be strictly enforced:

Competitions that comprise of more than one match: 
a) Must register by June 30 in each year. 
b) Those run on a league basis must contribute not less than one tenth of the Gross Receipts of each match to an approved Charity.
c) Those run as a Challenge Competition must contribute not less than one tenth of the Gross Receipts of all preliminary rounds and at least one third of the Gross Receipts of the Semi-Final and Final Ties.

One Match played for a trophy or mementoes:
a) Permission to play these matches must be applied for not later than April 1, by application to the Football Services Manager.
b) The gross proceeds (from all sources), subject to reasonable expenses - which may not exceed 20% - must be paid over to the charity for which the match is played within 14 days of the date of the match and a receipt for this, together with a statement of account of the match must be sent to the chief executive officer within the same period.

Public Liability Insurance
Please note that clubs already affiliated to Suffolk FA are covered by the Public Liability Insurance as detailed in the county handbook. Unaffiliated or 'ad hoc' teams are not covered by this insurance but it can be purchased for £35, paid to Suffolk FA.

Clubs

All football clubs in Suffolk should be affiliated to Suffolk FA. Clubs wishing to enter a League must be affiliated in order to be accepted by their desired League.

Club affiliation fees for the 2016-17 Season are as follows:

Club Affiliation Fee

Non-Charter Standard Clubs - £60 per Club

Charter Standard Clubs - £42 per Club

Team Fees

Each Team within a Club - £2 per team

Public Liability Insurance

All Clubs - £10 per Club

Personal Accident Insurance

Adult Teams (Mandatory) - £36 per team (Bluefin Intermediate Level Cover)

Youth Teams & Additional Adult Cover - Contact Bluefin Sports directly on www.bluefinsport.co.uk/ngis/

County Cups

Premier Cup - £50 per team

Senior Cup & Sunday Cup - £30 per team

All Other Cups - £20 per team

New Clubs

Suffolk FA advises all clubs looking to play in a league next season to contact the league they wish to join early in order that they can register their interest. In addition please contact our County Headquarters so we can discuss the online affiliation process with you on 01449 616606.

Please Note

  • From 2015-16 Men's, Women's, Boys' & Girls' clubs are to be affiliated together (completing one affiliation and paying the relevant fees)
  • The late affiliation fine does not apply for newly-formed clubs

Whole Game System Portal Guide

If you require any assistance with affiliating online, please use the Whole Game System Portal Guide which can be found under the related documents section below.

Cups

All cup competitions in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done simply by completing the Form D via the Whole Game System, accompanied by a copy of the competition’s rules, and returning (or paying online) with the correct remittance to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the Form D, please make sure that all clubs in your cup competition are affiliated to their respective county associations for the ensuing season.

Leagues

All football leagues in Suffolk must be affiliated to Suffolk FA.

This can be done simply by completing the Affiliation form and Form D accompanied by a copy of the competition’s rules, and returning with the correct remittance to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ.

Before returning the Form D, please make sure that all clubs in your league are affiliated to their respective County Associations for the ensuing season.

One-off Matches

Individual one-off matches (not competition matches) may be played.

A match arranged between two clubs or teams in which a trophy, medals or other reward is given to the club or players is not a competition within this rule.

The cost for affiliating a one-off match is £10.00.

Please complete the form under related documents and send in, along with payment of £10.00, to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ. All cheques should be made payable to Suffolk FA.

Tournaments

FA Regulations require that all competitions and tournaments should be properly affiliated to the local county FA.

Please complete the Small Sided Tournament Form - SSTF under related documents and send in, along with payment and your competition rules, to Suffolk FA HQ, Bill Steward House, The Buntings, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 5GZ. All cheques should be made payable to Suffolk FA.

The fees are as follows:
All Tournaments - £20

Competition Rules

A copy of the proposed rules of your competition must be submitted with your application form for approval.

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