The FA launches the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS)
Working alongside Bluefin Sport, The FA hopes to significantly improve the insurance available to the National Game, and they see the launch of this scheme as very much the beginning of this process.
What is the purpose of the Scheme?
There was previously no overarching insurance scheme for grass roots football, which led to a number of issues, amongst which were:
- No uniformity to the provision of Legal Liability or Personal Accident insurance across grassroots football
- No guidelines or imposed standards
- Varied and patchy provision of cover
- Some players having limited or no insurance protection at all
- Grassroots football as a whole was not previously exploiting the possibility of keeping premiums down by benefitting from economies of scale
Why Bluefin Sport?
In developing the Scheme, The FA carried out a rigorous tender process involving the leading brokers in the market. This then led to lengthy negotiations in order to ensure that a competitive and robust cover, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football, is available to all County Associations (CFAs) through the scheme.
Bluefin Sport is delighted to have been appointed by The FA as the broker to deliver the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS).