Authorised Football Agents - Update from The FA

The Football Association & Guidelines for Football Agents
The Football Association & Guidelines for Football Agents

 Authorised Football Agents - Update from The FA

Below is an email today received by The Football Association in connection with the new regime for registration of football agents.

Dear Authorised Agent,

We would be grateful if you could take the time to read the update below.

1) Intermediaries

The FA has published their Regulations on Working with Intermediaries which come into force on 1 April 2015. They are available from this page, together with some important notes we recommend you take the time to read. We would also like to draw your attention to some specific points, but we must stress you review the terms of the new Regulations in full and seek professional advice where appropriate:

a) Registration fee

  • A fee will be payable on initial Registration and for any renewal of this Registration
  • The initial fee will be waived for FA Licensed Agents (renewal fees payable)
  • Registered Lawyers, Overseas Agents and Close Relations are not FA Licensed Agents

b) Working in relation to Minors

  • Authorisation from The FA will be necessary to work with Minors
  • This can be applied for during an initial Registration or throughout the Registration period
  • This will be subject always to the provision and assessment of a DBS check (or overseas equivalent)
  • The process takes time, applicants should consider applying for a DBS (or overseas equivalent) check prior to 1st April

c) Representation Contracts

  • Representation Contracts will be lodged by Intermediaries on an online system
  • There will be the possibility for Authorised Agents to re-lodge Representation Contracts entered into prior to 1st April once registered as Intermediaries

2) Professional Indemnity Insurance

The FA recommends that Intermediaries have appropriate professional indemnity insurance in place in order to cover their activity. In the meantime, please note that the requirement for Licensed Agents to have professional indemnity insurance in place remains a requirement up until 31st March 2015.

3) Existing Representation Contracts

The FA is no longer returning copies of Representation Contracts submitted by Authorised Agents. Any Representation Contract lodged with us on or after 31st July 2014 will not be returned to the parties. However you are reminded that lodgement of a Representation Contract with The FA is sufficient for you to undertake Agency Activity in relation to the corresponding Player or Club. The requirement to lodge Representation Contracts within 5 days of signature remains in force.

4) Other

On a separate note, please see the following page Manchester City FC have requested us to share with you for your information.

Yours sincerely,

Financial Regulation
The Football Association

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