Brexit and the Governing Body Endorsement Criteria: what does this mean for football clubs?
- 11 December 2020
- 3.30pm - 4.30pm
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With Brexit on the horizon, clubs need to be prepared for the new immigration system that comes into force from 1 January 2021. The ability for players to move freely between the UK and EU will end and everyone who wants to recruit from outside the UK will need to apply for permission first. Clubs also need to ensure that existing players and staff have taken steps to ensure that they are able to continue living and working in the UK once the transition period ends.
The new Governing Body Endorsement criteria will also apply in the January 2021 transfer window. This criteria will provide the framework for clubs to sign overseas players as long as they gain enough points based on the new criteria.
In addition to the new immigration system coming into force, Brexit will significantly impact on the international transfer of minors and the permitted exceptions under Article 19 of the FIFA regulations on the status and transfer of players from January 2021.
In this webinar we will look at these areas in more detail and what clubs need to do to prepare for the January transfer window.