West Riding FA debt recovery scheme
Sadly every season players leave clubs without paying their debts.
This renders some clubs unable to pay debts and may result in clubs folding.
The West Riding FA Debt Recovery Regulations provides clubs, leagues and District FAs the opportunity to recoup money owed by players and clubs.
The Football Debt Recovery (FDR) regulations are set nationally by the Football Association. In the event of dispute as to what constitutes a a Football Debt, the West Riding FA may, in its absolute discretion, determine the matter.
Creditors MUST demonstrate that they have met the following pre-requisites prior to submitting a claim;
- Issued a FORMAL REQUEST for payment – this is a notice sent to the debtor informing him/her that the debt exists and outlining the terms of repayment
- The debtor was afforded 28 days from the date of the FORMAL REQUEST to pay the debt
- The debtor was prevented from any further participation after the 28 days has elapsed and continued non-payment – Players / clubs should not be afforded the privilege of further participation whilst debt is owed.
- The debtor is able to provide evidence of what steps have been taken to recover the debt – Debtors should always be aware that a debt exists and they are required to pay it
Please note – Where the debt is apportioned across all registered players and officials, only the players and officials listed on Whole Game System will be included.Click here to submit a FDR notice of claim