Release Date: Sep 29, 2010
IFA CLUB LICENSING SCHEME
View the IFA Club Licensing Policy.
UEFA CLUB LICENSING
In the Autumn of 2000, UEFA proposed a new concept for all Clubs playing football in European Competitions.
Club Licensing is designed to help Clubs reach and maintain certain standards relating to all aspects of a Football Club. The Irish Football Association is committed to helping the Clubs’ achieve the higher standards set out in this manual.
With the introduction of the Club Licensing System, the following objectives are being pursued:
* Improving the economic and financial capabilities of Clubs, increasing their transparency and credibility, and placing the necessary importance on the protection of creditors.
* Further promotion of, and continuing priority given to, the training and care of young players in each Club.
* Safeguarding the continuity of International Competitions for one season.
* Monitoring the financial fair play in those Competitions.
* Assuring that Clubs have adequate levels of management and organisation.
* Providing spectators and media with well-appointed, well-equipped and safe stadiums.
View the UEFA Club Licensing Manual for season 2011/12.
DOMESTIC CLUB LICENSING
The Irish Football Association is pleased to have revised the Domestic club licensing scheme for all clubs wishing to participate in the top division of Irish league football in season 2010/11.
In keeping with UEFA principles and procedures the IFA Executive Committee in May 2007 asked the Club Licensing Committee to consider what the requirements and processes required for the implementation of such a licensing scheme should be.
After lengthy and detailed consideration and after consultation with the IPL Committee the Club Licensing Committee set the core process and requirements and this was subsequently approved by the IFA Executive Committee in March 2007.
Clubs have to make submissions in respect of their application to satisfy all of the requirements but most notably in fields such as development teams, child protection, anti racism/sectarianism, infrastructure, coaching qualifications, safety certifications, audited accounts and information relating to payments due to employees or other football clubs.
As with UEFA club licensing the Club Licensing Committee will clarify, direct and make a determination as to the award of licences.
View the IFA Domestic Club Licensing Manual for season 2011/12.