COULD YOU ENSURE THAT AN ACADEMY MEETS ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS?
(Manchester City, 2017)
WHAT IS IT?
An Academy Secretary ensures that a club meets all of the rules and regulations applied by the FA, including Elite Player Performance Plan (EPPP) guidelines. This involves preparing contracts, submitting registration forms, dealing with any transfers or loans and applying for work permits if required.
They help oversee the running of academy fixtures by contacting opponents and match officials, liaising with the football authorities and completing generic match day administration.
DID YOU KNOW?
The Academy Secretary will also be responsible for managing international call-ups for Academy players and ensuring the correct protocols are completed.
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An Academy Secretary is not required to have a degree or Masters degree but must have excellent organisation and time-management skills. They will be working with young athletes and will therefore need to possess a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Experience of football administration at club, league or national level is highly desirable. Candidates should be able to demonstrate times where they’ve had to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. Previous work involving player contracts, FA regulatory guidelines and youth development rules is also advantageous.
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