First Aid FA

Health & Safety

health and safety...make it your number one priority

Working with organisations to safeguard everyone in the game. It is our priority that our members are safe, healthy and well.  Here is how we can help:

Our appointed insurance broker Bluefin Sport (also the National Game Insurance Broker) provides clubs, teams, leagues and match officials with robust and competitive insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football. Clubs are also 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 to have Personal Accident insurance in place.

Hampshire 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.

Bluefin Sport


It is mandatory for Adult 11-a-side 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. Public Liability Insurance can also be purchased when affiliating your club.

free guide from bluefin

Risk management

Find out what ‘Duty of Care’ means and check out the guidance on how to minimise risks within your club with Bluefin Sport.

Koolpak UK

Competitive prices on your First Aid kits and supplies with Koolpak UK Ltd

Hampshire FA's official First Aid suppliers are Koolpak UK Ltd, the UK's leading supplier of First Aid and Sports Injury Equipment. By entering into partnership with Koolpak, clubs can save money on vital supplies delivered in excellent turnarounds (usually 1-2 days if the product has been ordered before 4pm). By ordering through Hampshire FA, clubs and leagues can achieve cost savings whilst being assured of top quality equipment, shipped directly to them from Koolpak.

Don't want to pay online? No problem, check out the products on the online site and state them in an email to also include the quantity, name and address of where you would like the products to be shipped to in an email to Isabella Pearson, Business Support Officer who will place on your behalf. We will then send you an invoice you for the goods with payment options to include BACS, cheque, cash, credit or debit card. Contact Isabella Pearson for more details. 


first aid

Ordering your club's first aid kit & equipment just got easier with the County FA order page online - simply click on the items and pay online, saving you time and admin work!



The FA Level 1 Introduction to First Aid in Football provides you with the knowledge, practical skills and confidence to attend a conscious or unconscious player, ensuring that appropriate care is given until the emergency medical services arrive and takeover, or until an alternative healthcare professional(s) assumes responsibility. It is a practical guide to dealing with the essential components of saving a life, both in training and matches.

If in doubt, sit them out

FA Concussion guidelines

Footballers who sustain a suspected concussion, either during training or in a game, should immediately be removed from the pitch and not allowed to return until the appropriate treatment has been administered.

The FA & BHF

Defibrillators for your club

The FA and BHF wanted to get external defibrillators (AED) into clubs so that if someone were to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest, the people around them would have the equipment available that could potentially help save their life. A bystander giving immediate Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation to someone who has had a cardiac arrest can double a person's chances of survival in some cases.

FA Guidelines


Too many serious injuries and fatalities have occurred in recent years as a result of unsafe or incorrect use of goalposts.

insurance FAQs

Clubs can purchase/renew their Personal Accident insurance with Bluefin Sport through the National Game Insurance Scheme by clicking here.

Bluefin Sport can provide quotes for teams at all levels. However, the higher up the pyramid you play the more likely it is that your league has an insurance agreement in place. If in doubt ask your league before purchasing insurance.

This will depend on the level of insurance you purchase. The public liability certificate is available to download as an attachment from the Bluefin website and covers all affiliated clubs and details the level of insurance covered.

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