Claims from clubs who allege ex-players owe them money
(This note was originally published at the end of the 2009/10 season) but it was felt appropriate to move it up to greater prominence again)
The Association regularly receives claims from clubs to pursue ex-players for sums it is claimed are owed to them. Whilst we endeavour to assist, we expect the club to have taken reasonable steps to recover sums due before contacting the Association. Any requests must be in writing and include the following detail:
* The player’s full name and last known address
* Details of action taken by the club to recover the sums – please advise dates of requests and how these were made (telephone, club meeting etc)
* The amounts claimed and the purpose (e.g. reimbursement of disciplinary administration charges) PLEASE NOTE – WE CANNOT CHASE FOR ITEMS SUCH AS CLUB SUBSCRIPTIONS BUT MAY BE ABLE TO CHASE FOR SOUTH WALES FA IMPOSED FINES IF CLUBS CAN PRODUCE A WRITTEN AGREEMENT FROM THE PLAYER TO REIMBURSE THE CLUB.
* As a minimum, we expect that clubs will have written to the player formally requesting the repayment and advising that the club will be referring the matter to the Association and giving the player seven days to response – A COPY OF THIS LETTER MUST BE ENCLOSED