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    EPPP: can the player vote with his feet?

      With the implementation of the new Youth Development Rules and EPPP now well underway, and the latest Category status of Football Academies being announced on a regular basis,  we are starting to see what impact and issues are arising. It … Continue reading

    You only ever win things with kids

    “You’ll never win anything with kids”.  Hapless Hansen was wrong. Fergie’s babes combined to bake a large humble pie for Hansen to digest by winning the title that very same year. However, Hansen’s comment leads into a much wider point. … Continue reading

    EPPP: Ipswich Town Football Club

      Following on from our recent articles about the forthcoming EPPP regime, we are pleased to report that we have recently completed a project with Ipswich Town Football Club.  Trainee solicitor Kelly Skeggs was seconded to the FL Championship Club … Continue reading

    EPPP: Update – The first club to bow out..

      The announcement by Wycombe Wanderers that they are to close their youth academy brings about the first football club in the top four divisions to not have any youth development programme in place.   From discussions we at Full Contact have had,  we … Continue reading

    EPPP: Category of Academy – right of appeal?

      Following on from a body of earlier commentary on the EPPP and Youth Development Rules (which officially come in to force on 1st July 2012) we have been asked recently by a number of football clubs and concerned parties as … Continue reading

    EPPP: A call for finer detail

    A number of parties (including Clubs, supporters and journalists) have made contact with us in the last few days enquiring as to whether we can give a bit more detail about the current status of EPPP audits. So we have … Continue reading

    EPPP: Audits for Football Academies on horizon

    As the football season tails to an end, Football Clubs throughout the country are now turning their attention to the imminent audits that will be carried out to determine what category status their Football Academy will be granted, as a … Continue reading

    EPPP – The Elite Player Performance Plan

    Clubs falling foul of assumptions   At Full Contact our solicitors are currently advising clients in relation to the much publicised changes brought about by the controversial Elite Player Performance Plan (“EPPP”).    The EPPP Rules have created a new … Continue reading

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