16 SEPTEMBER 2019 – 31 JANUARY 2020

THE ANNUAL HEALTH CHECK is open 16 september 2019 – 31 january 2020


Accredited clubs are proud to maintain high standards to make sure they are among the best places to play and enjoy football in England. Each season, clubs make sure their people and policies are up to scratch.

The FA support our grassroots clubs by making this process simple and efficient. Clubs manage their records through the Whole Game System. This shows clubs where things are ok. It also helps flag up if something is slipping or needs renewing. This helps us to ensure football is safe, fun and inclusive for all those who take part in football at an accredited club.

The FA is proud to reward clubs that meet the standard. On successful completion of the Annual Health Check clubs receive special benefits and rewards from The FA. These include:


  • Updated club certificate for the season
  • Promotional digital resources and logos to use as part of their club identity
  • Access to funded football equipment including Nike footballs
  • Ongoing support from The FA and County FAs.

The window will be open from 16 September 2019 until 31 January 2020

To best prepare yourself for the health check process watch our Top Tips below.

Ready to complete the process? Watch to understand the simple 3 step process


To start your clubs Annual Health Check click here -  https://wholegame.thefa.com/Account/Login?ReturnUrl=%2f

And follow our walk through guide here https://wholegame.thefa.com/ext/healthcheck/index.html


If you would like to find out more about how your club can become accredited please contact Marc.Birkett@NottinghamshireFA.com for more information and guidance 


Annual health check faqs

Rewarding clubs for being in the best places to play football is something that The FA values. Partnerships and funding determines how and when we are able to distribute rewards in addition to the many benefits being accredited brings grassroots clubs. 

A digital certificate and promotional materials are sent within a few weeks to the main club contact once awarded.

Physical rewards such as footballs are distributed in time for the following season. 

After submission Nottinghamshire FA will award your health check if we are satisfied with your action plan, such as coaches being booked onto relevant courses, or if all criteria is satisfied. 

Heath checks will be rejected if the relevant officials do not hold a CRC and appropriate safeguarding qualifications.