From Season 2015/16, clubs will be able to affiliate through the Whole Game System, The FA’s new IT platform. Clubs will need to purchase Personal Accident and Legal Liability insurance before affiliation can be completed.
It is mandatory for Adult 11-a-side teams and all Youth teams to have Personal Accident insurance in place. Public Liability insurance is also mandatory and all clubs should carry a limit of indemnity of no less than £10,000,000 any one occurrence.
Bluefin Sport can provide clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football.
Bluefin Sport is The FA’s appointed broker to deliver the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS) and also our appointed broker. We ask you to consider your purchase of insurance cover through the NGIS.
Personal Accident insurance is available for adult and youth teams and protects players, committee members, managers, trainers and assistant referees/officials in the event of an accident arising from football activities.
• Accidental death
• Life cover
• Permanent total disablement
• Loss of sight, limbs, speech, hearing
• Dental expenses
• Weekly benefits for time off work
• Broken bone benefits
For Adult 11-a-side teams, personal accident insurance is mandatory and the “Intermediate” level of cover is the minimum level of cover required by the Westmorland County Football Association. We would recommend that you look at the range of benefits on offer as you may wish to upgrade your teams cover.
Bluefin Sport offer a monthly instalment facility will help you to spread the cost of your personal accident insurance for premiums of £100 or more.
Group Personal Accident Brochure
How do I purchase cover for my teams?
Clubs can purchase/renew their Personal Accident insurance through the National Game Insurance Scheme website: www.bluefinsport.co.uk/westmorland
If you purchased cover through Bluefin Sport for the 2019/20 season, this will expire on 30 June 2020, and you will receive a renewal notice from Bluefin Sport for the 2020/21 season. Please note that if you purchased “Basic” or “Basic Extra” cover for the 2019/20 season, the renewal notice from Bluefin Sport will automatically invite renewal at “Intermediate” cover, as this is the minimum level of cover required by Westmorland County Football Association.
Some of the advantages of buying cover on-line are:
Instant quotations with cover starting from 1 July 2019;
Automatic notification to the County FA confirming cover has been purchased
Pay your premium on-line by debit or credit card or;
Pay by 5 monthly instalments if your premium is £100 or more (see website for details of charges)
Ability to download policy documentation and also delivery of policy documents by email
click to apply for cover
Alternatively, you can apply by post by completing the application form which you will find at the back of the Group Personal Accident brochure. The completed application form should be returned to Bluefin Sport together with a cheque made payable to 'Bluefin Insurance Services.' Please note if you make a postal application, a £5.00 administration fee is payable on top of the premium.
If you purchase your cover online, you will be able to download your policy documents from Bluefin Sport’s website. You should save the pdf attachment to your computer - you will also receive an email attaching your policy documents. Included within the policy documents pack is a poster which can be displayed at your clubs premises so players are aware of the cover in place.
When you affiliate through Whole Game System, you will need to provide evidence of personal accident insurance for Adult 11-a-side teams and Youth teams. You will be prompted to upload your clubs personal accident policy documents through Whole Game System, which you can do from your computer as you will have saved the policy documents in PDF format when you purchased your insurance. Please note that checks will be made to ensure that you have purchased the correct cover and that cover is in force for the whole of Season 2019/20.
Legal Liabilities (including Public Liability)
The Countycover scheme is available to affiliated clubs, leagues and match officials affiliated to the Association. Cover is arranged by the association as a group policy, so premiums are more affordable. This allows you to purchase the cover at a much cheaper premium, whilst you also benefit from the wider cover of a policy that has been designed specifically with grassroots football in mind.
Five elements of cover in one unique package
Public Liability - £ 10,000,000
Employers liability - £ 10,000,000
Officers and committee liability - £ 5,000,000
Professional indemnity - £ 10,000,000
Cyber Liability - £ 250,000
legal liabilities Countycover brochure
For Countycover, the premium is £18 per club
Countycover automatically includes cover for Legal Defence costs up to £100,000 in respect of a Player-to-Player claim, subject to acceptance by the insurers.
• Please note that the Countycover products are only available to clubs and teams participating at steps 5 and below. If your club or one of its teams plays at Step 4 and above, please contact Bluefin Sport as they can provide a separate quotation.
• Cover is not provided for the operation of a licensed premises. This element of cover is usually provided under a commercial combined insurance policy. Please contact Bluefin Sport for a separate quotation.
How do I purchase cover?
Cover is purchased through the Whole Game System when you affiliate to Westmorland County Football Association. The insurance premium of £18.00 should be paid through the Whole Game System or to your County FA together with your affiliation fees.
The Whole Game System will record your purchase and Westmorland County Football Association will send your Evidence of Cover to you once payment has been received and your application has been accepted.
Who should I contact if I have any questions regarding the insurance?
Please contact Bluefin Sport:
T: 0845 872 5060 or 0208 285 3131
Westmorland FA is an introducer appointed representative of Bluefin Insurance Services Ltd registered in England & Wales (No: 00931954) at: 1 Tower Place West, Tower Place, London EC3R 5BU. Bluefin Insurance Services Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.