Is your team fully covered to play football in Suffolk?
The FA appointed insurance broker Bluefin Sport provide insurance for the grassroots game through the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS).
NGIS appointed Insurance Provider Bluefin Sport offer exclusive, robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to provide more affordable solutions to grassroots football.
It is mandatory for Suffolk FA clubs to have Personal Accident & Public Liability insurance in place before completing the affiliation process for the 2017/18 season.
Suffolk FA is an introducer appointed representative of Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd registered in England & Wales (No: 00931954) at: 1 Tower Place West, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU. Bluefin Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Personal Accident Insurance
Personal Accident insurance protects players, committee members, managers, trainers and assistant referees/officials in the event of an accident arising from football activities.
Ahead of the 2017-18 season, the FA ruled to make personal accident insurance mandatory for all age groups and formats of football, including youth.
Personal accident insurance for Adult 11-a-side football has been mandatory for a number of years now and has been extremely beneficial in providing protection and financial support to players at all grassroots levels.
Cover is purchased when your club affiliate to the Association and full details are shown on the Affiliation form.
Public Liability Insurance
Public Liability insurance is also mandatory and all clubs should carry a limit of no less than £10,000,000.
The NGIS County cover scheme is available to affiliated clubs, leagues and match officials affiliated to the Association.
Cover is arranged by the association as a group policy; allowing you to purchase the cover at a much cheaper premium, whilst benefiting from the wider cover of a policy that has been designed specifically with grassroots football in mind.
Cover can be purchased via Whole Game System when affiliating at the start of the season. This is purchased from the additional products page on the online affiliation form.
Yes, please download the adult/youth brochure where you can access all of the details required to purchase your Personal Accident insurance. This is purchased directly from Bluefin and their website and contact details are listed within the brochure.
Find out more information here - https://www.bluefinsport.co.uk/ngis/county-fas/suffolk-fa/#.WkqDx1Vl_IU
Bluefin can provide quotes for teams at all levels. However, the higher up the pyramid you play the more likely it is that your league has an insurance agreement in place. If in doubt ask your league before purchasing insurance.
We advise using Bluefin Cover but if you purchase from another supplier, you must provide the Association with the insurance certificate which includes the cover amounts to make sure it meets the required level of Cover as per the County FA membership rules.
If you start a new team in either Adults or Youth football they will need to be covered and additional cover can be arranged by contacting the Football Services team.