Clubs must be affiliated in order to compete in matches, competitions, leagues and tournaments. The process of affiliation is not difficult, but depending on the size of your club could be a lengthy process. However, County FA's now pre-populate the majority of the form, so if nothing has changed at your club from the previous season the time involved in completing the form should be relatively quick.
- All Clubs must affiliate to the County Football Association before being accepted into a League or any other competition.
- Saturday and Sunday clubs playing regularly must affiliate separately.
- Male and female clubs playing regularly must affiliate separately.
- Youth and adult clubs playing regularly must affiliate separately.
By the start of season 2010-11 the club welfare officer must have attended a WOW course. (Welfare Officer Workshop) or, again, the club will not be permitted to affiliate to their County Association.