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Support Package Announced For All Cornwall FA Clubs, Leagues and Referees

‘Getting Football Started’ when safe and appropriate to do so – a further update from Dawn Aberdeen, Cornwall FA CEO.

As we continue to follow the government guidelines and respect the social distancing regulations in order to protect lives and keep everyone safe, we have been working behind the scenes to put a comprehensive programme of financial support together to assist clubs, leagues and referees to get football started when appropriate to do so.


Whilst never the most exciting aspect, insurance is critically important.  All club and league ‘Countycover’ Public Liability policies with Bluefin Sport through the NGIS (National Game Insurance Scheme) expire on the 30th June 2020.  In order to ensure continuity of cover and to ensure all clubs and leagues remain protected under the conditions of their public liability insurance, even if football does not start, Cornwall FA will renew and cover the cost of renewal for all policies applicable from 1st July 2020 for the new season.  

When the affiliation window opens this will show as ‘Countycover’ – FREE 

We would encourage all clubs at time of affiliation to take out the offered top-up to ‘Countycover Plus’ offering the player to player extension shown as ‘Countycover Plus’ (top-up only) of £29. This extension provides valuable ‘Player to Player’ cover for legal defence costs and awards.

Bluefin Sport have already been in direct contact with clubs that held policies with them outlining the discount process for personal accident insurance for the new season due to the early termination of the last season. 


As previously reported we have been very keen to hold-off making any final decision regarding the viability for these predominantly semi-final and final games to be played to a conclusion in the hope that a sensible time-frame would emerge. It is still not clear whether this will be possible or not but we do understand the desire from those clubs still competing to have their opportunity to play these games and we will continue to leave this on hold for the time being.


Entry fees for all competitions for the new season will be FREE.

The viability of any, and all new season’s county cup competitions will be based on the ability to run the programme of fixtures and will be constantly reviewed. 

Note: The proposed changes to cup competitions and structures will now not be effective for the 20/21 season and all competitions will remain as in previous years.


Club affiliation comes in two parts; the ‘club affiliation fee’ and a ‘team supplement’. 

For the 20/21 season, all club affiliation fees will be FREE. The team supplement will remain.


League sanction comes in two parts; ‘league sanction fee’ and a team supplement’. For the 20/21 season all league sanction fees will be FREE. The team supplement will remain.


Referee Registration fee – FREE

Referees will be encouraged to take out the personal accident insurance at a minimal cost of £5.


All club contributions for the 2020-2021 season will be suspended.

All player benevolent fund claims will continue to be considered and, where appropriate, paid.

Dawn Aberdeen,
Chief Executive Officer