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Signing Service Personnel

Clubs should ensure they have read this message before attempting to register any member of HM Forces.
AT LEAST 14 DAYS BEFORE SIGNING THE PLAYER you must get proof of postage (remembering to enclose a s.a.e unless the contact is by e-mail):
FOR ROYAL NAVY PERSONNEL (INCLUDING THE ROYAL MARINES). Send a completed notice of approach official form (either by post or as an e-mail attachment) to the RNFA.
FOR ARMY PERSONNEL. Send a letter giving similar information to that on the RNFA form to the Army FA.
FOR RAF PERSONNEL. Send a letter to a player's Commanding Officer.
The League willl also require a copy (either a photocopy or e-mail) of your communication to the appropriate Service.
On a player's registration form his rank must be given.


In view of events at more than one game recently, can clubs be reminded that if there is something relating to the events surrounding a game about which you wish to submit a protest or complaint, there is no point just writing in complaining. You have to follow the relevant paragraph(s) of League rule 15..........and there are key differences between a protest, a complaint, and an appeal.

Marking Referees

This is now done on a form via a link. Club Secretaries have access to the link on the secretary's page.

Train to be a Referee with assistance from the North Devon League

When a referee has undertaken fifteen games in the North Devon League, the League will refund them 75 as a contribution towards the course fee.

Information on this Site

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Signing Players from Other Countries

International Clearance - International clearance is required by all players moving across borders to play football. It applies to all players over the age of 12. Please be vigilant when registering players. If you think they have played abroad they will need clearance back before they can play in England. "Abroad" even applies to Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland!! Download/Open Form

Devon FA Debt Recovery Procedure

The Devon FA are starting to receive clubs requesting to recover money on their behalf for unpaid subs and discipline as well as other things. Following the discipline conference in January the Devon FA were told by The FA to apply the rules of Football Debt Recovery very strictly, in the last few days they have had to reject several requests from clubs. They are keen to help these clubs as they do not like seeing players getting away with large amounts of money however most clubs are unaware of the rules, which can be found in the Devon FA Handbook page 169. One common problem is that people want to chase registration fees which the County FA are not allowed to do as per rule 15.2. The main problem though is the timing issue which is covered on page 169 of the County Handbook rule 15.6 – The Parent Association should be approached as soon as it is clear there is a problem. In all cases this should be within 28 days of formal payment being requested and 56 days of the debt being incurred.