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Will your players earn your club a windfall?

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An interesting article posted this week in the Daily Mail, relating to a little know rule whereby if you have a player who goes onto play adult football and subsequently makes a transfer to a club abroad, the player’s Grassroots club are entitled to a cut of the fee paid!

The highlights of the article are:

  • Grassroots clubs entitled to payment when former player transfers abroad
  • Club must apply for the payment within 18 months of the deal taking place
  • Payment depends on length of time registered between age of 12 and 23
  • Wallsend Boys Club receive payment when Fraser Forster joined Southampton from Celtic for £10million last summer
  • Chairman Steve Dale believes millions could be going unclaimed by clubs

The full article can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.

Take a look and then dust off your old player archive…you just never know!

Updated: November 26, 2015 — 8:45 pm
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