Registering With The FA and SYL

To Play in the Surrey Youth League and the Surrey County Women’s and Girls League players must be registered on the FA system. Surrey Youth League players are also registered by the club on the SYL registration system which is called “Prawn Sandwich”.

The instructions below will guide parents through this process. Note however that once a player reaches 16 then they control their own FAN and the linked parent can no longer do it for them, see section at the end.

Please note that you cannot ignore your email Spam folder, you must check it every day or two. You will be getting messages from the FA registration system and you need to act on them.

Actions Needed

  1. One parent needs a FAN. If you do not have a FAN then you need to go to https://myaccount.thefa.com/ and create one for yourself.
  2. You need to take a photo of your child’s passport page. If they do not have a passport then their birth certificate.
  3. Read http://sheenlions.com/id-photo-on-fa-site/
  4. Take a NEW ID photo

Information To Send

Once you have done ALL these things you need to email to registrations@sheenlions.org:

  1. In the subject of the email you must put your child’s name
  2. Make sure that your email is sending the full sized version of photos, some phones down sample by default, this is no good.
  3. You must attach
    1. The ID photo
    2. The passport page photo
  4. Give the name that you have used on your FAN*
  5. Give YOUR date of birth*
  6. You do not need to create a FAN for your child, but if your child already has a FAN and you are linked to it then include their FAN number in the email.

*If you feel confident that you can create a FAN for your child and link to it then you do not have to include details of your FAN.

If you do create a FAN for your child be VERY SURE that you get their date of birth spot on. If you do not then you will spend days waiting for FA support to unwind your mistake.

At some time after you email in all the details of your child you will receive a confirmation request from the FA system notified by email that you will need to act on.

Players 16 or Older

Once a player reaches 16 then they control their own FAN and the linked parent can no longer do it for them. The instructions below are written for the player, if a parent is doing it for the player they have to act as the player.

  1. The player must to go to https://myaccount.thefa.com/ and create a FAN, unless they already have one.
    • Be sure to that your Date of Birth is correct, it is very painful if it needs to be corrected, you will have to make a support request to the FA, it will not be quick.
  2. The FAN must have a contact email address, it is intended that this is the player’s email rather than the parent, but decide for yourself.
  3. Take a photo of your passport page. If you do not have a passport then your birth certificate.
  4. Read http://sheenlions.com/id-photo-on-fa-site/
  5. Take a NEW ID photo

Once you have done ALL these things you need to email to registrations@sheenlions.org:

  1. In the subject of the email you must put your name
  2. State your FAN
  3. Make sure that your email is sending the full sized version of photos, some phones down sample by default, this is no good.
  4. You must attach
    1. The ID photo
    2. The passport page photo