Sadly, every season players leave clubs without paying their debts.
The Jersey FA Debt Recovery Scheme is the clubs’ opportunity to try to recoup the money owed.
All affiliated clubs may ask us to issue a "Sine Die" suspension against individuals that owe them money, but must follow the process below when making an application to this scheme. This is limited to a £50 minimum total claim, except for the recovery of Disciplinary Admin Fees & Fines.
If a participant has accrued a debt in open age football and has left owing money to the club, Jersey FA may be able to assist in the recovery of the debt.
Debts that we can assist with (but not limited to) are match fees, playing expenses and league costs. We are not able to retrieve, through this scheme, monies owing from kit/equipment, club subscriptions, and club trips.
Jersey FA should be approached as soon as it is clear there is a problem. In all cases this must be within 28 days of formal payment being requested and 112 days of the debt being incurred. The club must pay Jersey FA an admin fee of £25 per debt when submitting a claim. This will be added to the total being claimed and will be refunded upon the monies owed being received from the participant(s).
The JFA, upon receipt of a claim will investigate to verify whether the claim is valid and will notify the club of the outcome. The participant will be notified in writing of the debt owing. Failure to pay within 21 days will result in a “Sine Die” suspension from all football and football activities. The suspension will only be lifted on receipt of the payment or after seven years has passed. Any debts being used to prevent a transfer must be part of the Football Debt Recovery system.