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Player Registration System

  • 26/02/21
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NEW! Player Registration System Launching March 17th 2021 New, quick, slick - online player registration has been rebooted to make football admin faster and simpler for players, clubs and leagues.

NEW! Player Registration System Launching March 17th 2021

New, quick, slick - online player registration has been rebooted to make football admin faster and simpler for players, clubs and leagues. The FA have developed new and improved features to make things quicker and easier for everyone in grassroots football.
The FA have maintained the core procedures involved in the current process whilst improving and replacing many components to ensure the easiest possible administration. After listening to feedback from leagues, clubs and volunteers from up and down the country, some of our key changes include:

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: When will the Player Registration System be live?
A: The new system will be live March 17th 2021. The FA will communicate with all leagues & clubs once we have a final date.
Q: Where can I find changes/updates that have been made to the system?
A: This is a complete overhaul of the design of the existing Player Registration System so no complete document of changes will be available. The FA will be running training sessions for Clubs & Leagues to demonstrate many of the changes that have been made.
Q: Is training mandatory for Leagues & Clubs?
A: No, training is not mandatory however it is strongly recommended due to the number of changes to the system. If timings of the training sessions are difficult to attend then recordings will be able to be found at: grassrootstechnology.thefa.com
Q: Will we have to re-register our players?
A: No, players will not have to be re-input or re-registered. All existing data will be transferred across from the existing system over to the new system.
Q: Can we choose whether to stay on the old system or select a date when we are ready to transfer to the new system?
A: The new system is far quicker and more efficient than the previous system. Staying on the old system will not be possible and the new system will go live for ALL leagues and clubs on the same date.
Q: Do we need to create a back-up of our data?
A: A back up of your data will not be required as all existing data will be transferred across.
Q: Will there be further updates to the system after the "Go-Live" date?
A: Yes absolutely, part of the key reasons to switching to the new system is that it allows our teams to update functionality a lot easier than previous technology.
Q: Is it possible for our league to mandate online consent?
A: The FA have made changes to allow leagues to see how players have gained consent via a new export function and they are also now allowing clubs to change players consent from offline to online even when league registered. At present online consent cannot be mandated in Player Registration Requirements however this is on the backlog to be reviewed.

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