The Club Portal has received a major update which now allows you to access all the relevant information which you used to find in Whole Game System. Since the start of this season, the portal was only used for Player Registration. However, in the updated Club Portal release, you can now update/adopt your club’s policies, add/remove team officials and see when coaching qualifications are about to expire.
Moving forward it is recommended to log in directly into the Club Portal
rather than through the Whole Game System.
*As a reminder Whole Game System should still be used for processing and administering DBS checks, affiliation and managing your discipline.
England Football Accreditation
In addition to the new changes, the ‘Club Accreditation Dashboard’ is now available within Club Portal for non-accredited clubs that are eligible to become England Football Accredited (formerly known as FA Charter Standard). The application window is now open. For more information on the eligibility criteria please visit www.EnglandFootball.com/Accredited
This dashboard includes the 4 tabs of:
4. Player Pathways
Like with existing England Football Accredited clubs the dashboard will show where non accredited clubs do not meet or satisfy criteria under each tab.
Once non-accredited clubs meet the minimum criteria for their club and teams an ‘Apply For Accreditation’ button becomes available to them.
For all Accredited clubs the ‘Officials’ tab checks 5 areas of minimum criteria clubs need to satisfy, they are:
1. Officials DBS compliant – this validates if all relevant officials that need to have in-date FA Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks (DBS)
2. Club Welfare Officer – this validates if the club has a Welfare Officer for Youth Clubs (male, female and disability).
3. Safeguarding Committee members course – this validates if the Safeguarding Committee Members course is completed by Club committee members.
4. Adult teams with first aid in football education – this validates if clubs with adult teams have a named individual that has completed the Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAIF). If this person is a player, an additional person is required.
5. Youth Teams with a qualified coach or manager – this validates if clubs with youth teams have at least one coach or manager with the Introduction to Coaching Football (I2CF) per team, with in-date Introduction to First Aid in Football (IFAIF) and Safeguarding Children Course (SCC).
Clubs can only apply to become England Football Accredited once they meet the minimum criteria. Once a club applies for Accreditation, a notification is sent to London FA who will either approve or reject with comments the club's application.
To apply to become England Football Accreditation, just log into the Club Portal