Setting Up a Club

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Setting Up A Club                                                       

Guernsey FA are committed to supporting the development of new clubs and for any interested parties we are able to offer advice on a wide range of issues which must be considered. These include:

Constitution – appointment of club officials
Clubs must appoint the roles of Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary to carry out key duties.

Finance – income and expenditure to run the club
For new clubs the issue of finance will be crucial and it will be important to raise funds to run the club. Revenue may initially come via player memberships and subscriptions but before beginning the process of setting up a club it is also advisable to produce a list of costs to run your team which will help you create a budget of income and expenditure for the season.

Players – registration, eligibility, discipline, child protection & coaching
All parties interested in creating a new club must understand the rules of each competition that they enter. All discipline at grass roots is administered by the County Football Association and the Secretary of the club is responsible to ensure that all players are eligible to play. If clubs have any questions regarding these matters they should contact the Guernsey FA for clarification.

For youth teams, it is important to be aware of child protection safeguards and advice is available from our Child Protection Officer.

Insurance – Public Liability, Personal Injury and other policies
Clubs are to have adequate insurance cover for their players in case of injury or accident whilst playing or travelling to matches. Comprehensive insurance cover can be obtained through Bluefin Insurance (link)

Affiliation – County Associations & Leagues
A Club will need to affiliate to a County Football Association and the appropriate league it wishes to join. Clubs are recommended to seek advice on suitable league membership from our County Headquarters.


Fixtures – League & Cup Competitions
Fixtures are administered by the appropriate competition which advises clubs of forthcoming matches. All County Football Associations run cup competitions which give an opportunity for teams to play against clubs from different leagues or divisions.

Kit & Equipment
Purchase suitable equipment prior to the start of your fixtures and ensure you have sufficient equipment for all teams in your club. The necessary equipment will include, playing strip, first aid kit, nets and balls.

Results
Ensure you pass on results of your matches to comply with competition regulations