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The FIFA Executive Committee in March 2014 approved the new Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (Player’s Agents), this decision was taken after an in-depth reformation of the players’ agents system; the regulations took effect on April 1, 2015 and replaces the FIFA Players’ Agent Regulations.
The procedures for registering as an Intermediary with the Jamaica Football Federation (JFF) pursuant to FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (“FIFA Regulations”) are outlined below. All Intermediaries, players and clubs must comply with the FIFA Regulations.
Who is an Intermediary
Under FIFA Regulations, players and clubs are entitled to use the services of an Intermediary when completing an employment contract between a player and club or a transfer agreement between two clubs. Intermediaries are any natural or legal persons who, for a fee or free of charge, represent players and/or clubs in negotiations toward concluding an employment contract or transfer agreement. An Intermediary to the execution of a player contract or transfer agreement must now register with the JFF, pursuant to the FIFA Regulations.
Necessary Submissions when Using Intermediaries
Any player or club engaging the services of an Intermediary during the execution of an employment contract or transfer agreement must submit a declaration signed by the Intermediary to the JFF upon execution of the employment contract or transfer agreement.
Registration of Intermediaries
In addition to the required declaration, Intermediaries who have not previously registered with the JFF and wish to pre-register as Intermediaries must submit:
Intermediaries currently registered as players ‘agents or who have applied to be a players’ agent within the last five years may pre-register by submitting the Intermediary Registration Form and a US$100.00 registration fee payable at the JFF Accounts Department or to a bank account provided by the JFF. Once registered, Intermediaries will need to pay a US$100.00 registration fee each year thereafter to maintain their registration.
Intermediaries who have not previously registered with the JFF will be subjected to a background check prior to finalization of registration, to determine if they have ever been convicted of a financial or violent crime. This will be at a cost of US$150.00 to the prospective Intermediary and is non-refundable. Any individual who has been convicted of a financial or violent crime shall not be permitted to register as an Intermediary. If a registered Intermediary is convicted of a violent or financial crime, the Intermediary must notify JFF of this immediately.
Please note that Intermediaries shall not actually be registered until the Intermediary submits a representation contract between themselves and a player and/or club along with the other required documentation and the Intermediary is involved in an executed employment contract or a transfer agreement.
Intermediaries may pre-register starting June 1, 2016. Pre-registration for the next year will start January 1 of each calendar year in the future. Intermediaries that do not pre-register must register upon execution of an employment contract or transfer agreement in which they represent a player or club.
Payments and Sanctions
Please see Article 7 of FIFA’s Regulations for a guide on proper payment procedures when using Intermediaries to execute an employment contract and/or transfer agreement. Sanctions may be imposed on any party under the JFF jurisdiction that does not follow the provisions of these registration requirements or the FIFA Regulations.
Please direct questions or comments to the office of the JFF General Secretary.
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