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PFA Independent Advisory & Support Services

31st Oct 2019

F.A.O. – Players/Parents,

The PFA have recently updated their support services that they offer to all Academy and professional players. Below you will find information and links relating to the PFA Independent Youth Advisory Service, which offers free, independent advice to Academy Players, trialists and their parents on any issues or factors they may be faced with during their time in the Academy System.

The service provides confidential advice on the following:

- Premier League and English Football League youth development rules
- Academy registration and contractual offers
- Football Association and FIFA rules and regulations
- Scholarship offers
- Time & Distance rules and regulations
- Academy inductions
- End of season procedure
- Requesting release
- Player development and player progression
- Coaching programme
- Education programme
- Compensation rules and regulations
- Player welfare
- Intermediaries

For further information, and to find out more, you can download the Youth Advisory Booklet: click here

Within this service there is a dedicated resource/support area called the ‘PFA Safety Net’, which offers guidance, support and referral signposting for a range of issues, including:

- Mental Health
- Lifestyle
- Relationships
- Football

If you are experiencing issues relating to any of the above, or to  access further information and register for the ‘PFA Safety Net’: click here


In addition, please do not hesitate to contact a member of Club staff, who will be happy to support with any issue.

Head of Education & Player Care: mark.sinclair@bcfc.com
Safeguarding Manager: danetta.powell@bcfc.com

Many Thanks

BCFC Academy

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