Mandatory Personal Accident Insurance in Youth Football from 2017/18

With effect from the 2017/18 season, The FA have introduced a minimum mandatory requirement for personal accident insurance for all age groups and formats of youth football.

This requirement will be covered by Rule 22 in the Standard Code of Rules Youth.

The National Game Board also gave their approval for the FA to set the minimum levels of benefit cover which are mandatory and to highlight the levels of cover that are highly recommended.

The mandatory levels of cover must form part of the personal accident cover purchased by clubs as part of the affiliation process.

In 2012, the Football Association carried out a review of insurance across grassroots football which highlighted a lack of guidelines, and prompted the introduction of minimum standards across all Counties.

The National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS) has been designed to address this by raising the standard of insurance covers available and to provide more affordable solutions to grassroots football.

Personal accident insurance for Adult 11 a side football has been mandatory for a number of years now and has proven to be extremely beneficial in providing protection and financial support to players at grassroots level.

The NGIS has paid in excess of £1.5m in claims since its inception in July 2012.

Bluefin Sport are a national provider of insurance and risk management solutions to the world of sport.

They are currently one of the leading providers of football insurance in the UK, with clients ranging from grassroots through to the EFL and the Premier League.

In 2012, Bluefin Sport were appointed by the FA as the approved insurance broker to deliver the NGIS.

Click here to view full details of insurance requirements for Lancashire FA clubs in 2017/18

Click here to download the updated Bluefin Sport brochure for youth football personal accident insurance in 2017/18