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Debt Recovery

Herefordshire FA Debt Recovery Scheme

Don't tackle debts alone

Sadly every season players leave clubs without paying their debts.

This can leave clubs in a precarious position either unable to pay debts or being at risk of folding due to the money owed. When situations like this arise, clubs can be assured that we will be on hand to help.

The Herefordshire FA debt recovery scheme is the clubs’ and leagues’ opportunity to try to recoup money owed by players. All affiliated clubs and leagues may ask us to issue a Sine Die Suspension against individuals that owe them money.

Please follow the process below when making an application to this scheme.

If you wish to make an application to the debt recovery scheme please complete the Debt Recovery Scheme Application Form which can be downloaded here.

Debt Recovery Scheme Application Form


Stage 1

Club gives notice in writing to the individual concerned with a breakdown of the debt owed. Correspondence must provide a date before which payment must be received.

Stage 2

If payment has not been received by the date stated the club may request in writing a suspension of the participant. The County should be approached within 28 days of formal payment being requested in writing and within 112 days of the debt being incurred.”

Stage 3

Request must be sent to the County Association using the application form available and must include the following information about the individual:

  • Name, Address and Date of Birth
  • Detailed summary of all monies owed including dates
  • Copies of correspondence sent to individual requesting payment
  • Any other clubs the individual is registered with

Stage 4

Suspension notice sent to participant, including administration fee.

Stage 5

Payment sent to County Association or appeal requested within 21 days from date suspension notice was issued. If no payment is received or appeal requested on the 22nd day following suspension notice being issued then participant is suspended from all football activities until the debt is cleared (for further information on Sine Die Suspensions click here).


‘’Football debts are defined as those costs arising directly from football activity, and as such would include disciplinary costs (e.g. fines), match costs (e.g. match fees) and playing expenses (e.g. pitch hire).

Incidental costs (e.g. fund raising activities, club subscriptions) do not fall within the scope of Football Debt Recovery’’

  • Fines from discipline cases (cautions, dismissals, misconduct charges)
  • Match fees

  • Kit/Equipment
  • Club subscriptions/Signing on fees/Internal club fines
  • Lottery or any other fund raising schemes
  • End of season trip costs
  • Club Debts

Get In Touch

By Phone: 01432 342179
(8am - 4pm Monday - Friday)

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