The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association has launched a memorandum for Persons Acting as Intermediaries for Players or Clubs which outlines the procedures for registering as an intermediary with TTFA pursuant to FIFA Regulations on Working with Intermediaries (“FIFA Regulations”). All intermediaries, players and clubs must comply with the FIFA Regulations.
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 TTFA, pursuant to the FIFA Regulations.
Click Here to access the Memorandum. The forms can be downloaded and filled out for submission to the TTFA head office address stated in the document.
Registration of intermediaries as stated by FIFA
1.For the sake of transparency, each association is required to implement a registration system for intermediaries that has to be publicised in accordance with article 6 paragraph 3 below. Intermediaries must be registered in the relevant registration system every time they are individually involved in a specific transaction (cf. paragraphs 2 and 3 below).
2.Within the scope of the above-mentioned registration system, associations must require clubs and players who engage the services of an intermediary to submit at least the Intermediary Declaration in accordance with annexes 1 and 2 of these regulations. Associations may request further information and/or documentation.
3.Following the conclusion of the relevant transaction, a player engaging the services of an intermediary within the scope of article 1 paragraph 1a) above must submit to the association of the club with which he signed his employment contract at least the Intermediary Declaration and any other documentation required by the association. In case of renegotiation of an employment contract, a player engaging the services of an intermediary must also provide the association of his current club with the same documentation.
4.Following the conclusion of the relevant transaction, a club engaging the services of an intermediary within the scope of article 1 paragraph 1b) above must submit to the association of the club with which the player in question is to be registered at least the Intermediary Declaration and any other documentation required by the association. If the releasing club engaged the services of an intermediary, that club shall also submit a copy of the Intermediary Declaration to its association.
5.The aforementioned notification by players and clubs must be made each time any activity within the scope of article 1 paragraph 1 of these regulations takes place.
Scope, as stated by FIFA
1.These provisions are aimed at associations in relation to the engagement of the services of an intermediary by players and clubs to:a) conclude an employment contract between a player and a club, orb) conclude a transfer agreement between two clubs.
2.Associations are required to implement and enforce at least these minimum standards/requirements in accordance with the duties assigned in these regulations, subject to the mandatory laws and any other mandatory national legislative norms applicable to the associations. Associations shall draw up regulations that shall incorporate the principles established in these provisions.
3.The right of associations to go beyond these minimum standards/requirements is preserved.
4.These regulations and potential additional provisions going beyond these minimum standards/requirements implemented by the associations shall not affect the validity of the relevant employment contract and/or transfer agreement