Back to things at a local level, the hot topics for us at Cambridgeshire FA have been dealing with club affiliations, player registrations and safeguarding compliance. All three elements are vital to getting people playing in a regulated environment.
I am delighted that in the cases of affiliation and player registration, the online administration systems have been helping to reduce both time and cost. It is early days for player registration, but with the help of our leagues, over 10,000 players will be registered online this season. With that heavy lifting done this year, the process for next season will be even easier for clubs to manage.
Club affiliation as a process is now 100% online, with all our clubs logging in to complete this task digitally. It has been a great effort by our clubs, and support staff in both leagues and at the County FA.
I’ll share more in future editions about the vital work to implement Safeguarding Operating Standards in all counties.
We are well underway with the process in Cambridgeshire, and the principle of ensuring that Safeguarding is the primary consideration in all activities is one that we support wholeheartedly.