Coaching Development and Courses

Debt Recovery

Recovering debt owed to your club


Every season players leave clubs without paying their debts.

The leaves some clubs either unable to pay debts to leagues, or to fold owing money.

The Shropshire 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.

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.