I want to start a new club, what do I need to do?

Modified on Wed, 24 Aug 2022 at 10:08 AM

Please note, the Amateur FA will only affiliate clubs in London and the Home Counties. Furthermore, we will not affiliate any club that intends to run youth teams (U18 and below). If you are outside of this geographical area or looking to have youth teams in your club, please contact your nearest geographical County FA, a list of which can be seen here: www.thefa.com/countyfa.


There are a number of things to consider if you wish to start a new club, including having a sufficient playing pool, sourcing a venue and knowing how you will finance the operation of the club. We advise that you go through the list of considerations that we have provided on this webpage: www.amateur-fa.com/clubs-and-competitions/setting-up-a-club and then if you are comfortable that you are in a position to get started, to go through the affiliation process, which opens around 1 June each year.

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