Player Registration

As you may be aware, The FA, in partnership with County FAs, launched on Monday 14 November 2016 the player registration platform of the Whole Game System (WGS).

Following a successful six month pilot programme during which over 130,000 players were registered across 50 participating leagues, the new functionality is now to be made available to all grassroots leagues and clubs in England.

There are several benefits for clubs registering players in the WGS:

  • Secure storage of player records.

  • Records updated annually, creating a lasting history for each player.

  • Club and Team records available for league registration processes (where appropriate).

  • More efficient club discipline management.

  • Use of the FA Number (FAN) to create a single player view – particularly for clubs using Full-Time.

  • Providing your club with better player information to help you plan for the future.

Your club is now invited to make use of this new registration functionality and over the next few weeks until Friday 31 March 2017, so that your club is in the bet possible position for the 2017/18 season. Manchester FA will be available to support you as player records are entered into the WGS.


Over the last few months Manchester FA has been working with our member leagues to understand their plans for the 2017/18 season.

Whilst there has been some uncertainty around leagues using the Online Player Registration system next season we are delighted to announce that the following leagues have committed to using the system for the 2017/18 season:

  • Eccles Sunday League

  • Manchester Jewish Soccer League

  • Manchester Saturday Morning football League

  • North Manchester Girls League

  • South Manchester Girls football League

  • Tameside Football League

  • Manchester FA Women's Summer league

  • East Manchester Junior Football League

  • Manchester Amateur Sunday League

Should your club have any teams within these leagues then you need to start registering your players on the system.

Guidance & Support

You can download the Player Registration support guide from the bottom of this page.

To begin the process of registering your players, you need to log on to the WGS, this can be accessed by clicking HERE.

If you have forgotten your FAN or password, they can be retrieved by clicking HERE.

You can contact us directly at for any support that you may need in relation to registering your players on the system. Remember, we're here to help!