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Marsh Sport is a specialist team offering insurance and risk management advice for professional and amateur sports clubs, players, NGBs and leagues.

What is the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS)?

In 2011 The FA set out to raise the standards of insurance and provide a uniformity of cover across the grassroots game that hadn’t been seen before.

In developing the required solutions, they carried out a rigorous tender process involving brokers in the sport insurance market. In July 2012 Marsh Sport (formerly trading as Bluefin Sport) were successfully appointed by The FA as the broker to deliver, what is now known as, the National Game Insurance Scheme (NGIS).

The overarching objective for the NGIS has been to ensure that competitive and robust insurance products, specifically tailored to the needs of grassroots football, were made available to all.

Since the launch, the NGIS has successfully achieved these milestones, with thanks to a number of County FAs choosing to support the scheme. The numbers speak for themselves.

Reading the SMALL print highlights some BIG differences.

The NGIS has given football insurance a good refresh. It has always been more than just about price. The objective has been to provide  protection that responds when needed most.

The NGIS policy wordings have been specifically designed to cater for grassroots football and aim to provide wider protection than standard ‘off the shelf’ policies. When choosing a suitable policy it is not just a question of comparing the benefits on offer, beneath the surface the policy wording definitions can make a big difference to how the benefits being provided can be interpreted in the event of a claim.

As the trusted NGIS provider, we work closely with The FA so that you can be assured of transparency and carefully crafted policy wordings that provide clear, unambiguous protection.

To make sure your County FA and all affiliated clubs, teams & leagues have adequate and relevant insurance, our policies can be designed around your particular needs. Essentially, the NGIS provides two core covers:

  • Legal Liability
  • Personal Accident.

Marsh Sport

Marsh Sport is a specialist division of Marsh Ltd with dedicated teams across the UK offering insurance broking and risk management advice to the world of sport.

Our clients' activities extend across the world of sport from the largest professional organisations in the UK, including some of the best-known names, right through to grassroots level.

Whether the organisation is large or small, the options for the management and understanding of the risks faced can often be complex and varied. So, it pays to seek advice from a trusted specialist sport insurance advisor like us.

We can provide insurance and risk management solutions for:

  • Professional and amateur sports clubs.
  • Leagues and associations.
  • Sports governing bodies.
  • Leisure trusts.
  • Individual sporting professionals and agents.

Marsh Ltd

Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. With more than 45,000 colleagues advising clients in over 130 countries, Marsh serves commercial and individual clients with data-driven risk solutions and advisory services. Marsh is a business of Marsh McLennan (NYSE: MMC), the world’s leading professional services firm in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $23 billion, Marsh McLennan helps clients navigate an increasingly dynamic and complex environment through four market-leading businesses: MarshGuy CarpenterMercer and Oliver Wyman. For more information, visit marsh.com, follow us on LinkedIn and X.