INTERNATIONAL FOOTBALL AGENCY LLP
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOOKING
BY CLICKING THE VERIFICATION BUTTON BELOW, YOU ARE CONFIRMING THAT YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
1. THESE TERMS
1.1. What these terms cover. These are the terms and conditions on which we supply services to you.
1.2. Why you should read them. Please read these terms carefully before you apply for an Assessment with us. These terms tell you who we are, how we will provide services to you, how you and we may change or end the contract, what to do if there is a problem and other important information. If you think that there is a mistake in these terms, please contact us to discuss.
2. INFORMATION ABOUT US AND HOW TO CONTACT US
2.1. Who we are. The International Football Agency (IFA) is a Limited Liability Partnership registered in England and Wales at Companies House under Company Number 0C421650. IFA has 2 Directors, one of whom is an FA Registered Intermediary holding FA Intermediary Number IMS003371. Our registered offices are at 126 Shady Lane, Great Barr, Birmingham, B44 9EP.
2.2. How to contact us. You can contact us by telephoning us on 07968 442871 or by writing to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 126 Shady Lane Great Barr Birmingham B44-9EP
2.3. How we may contact you. If we have to contact you, we will do so by telephone or by writing to you at the email address or postal address you provided to us when booking an Assessment.
2.4. ”Writing” includes emails. When we use the words “writing” or “written” in these terms, this includes emails.
3.1.The following definitions apply: Agent An agent is a natural or legal person who, for a fee or free of charge, represents the Applicant in negotiations with a view to concluding an employment contract and/or an endorsement contract. Applicant The person who, whether in their own right or via a third party, is applying to take part in an Assessment. Assessment The process by which our coaches and assessors assess the Applicant’s suitability to play professional football. Intermediary Intermediary means any natural or legal person who carries out or seeks to carry out Intermediary Activity as defined in The Football Association Working with Intermediaries Regulations and has registered with The Football Association in accordance with Appendix II and/or III of those regulations. Such definition will be updated to accord with any amendment to The Football Associations’ and/or FIFA regulations on working with agents and/or intermediaries. our/us/we IFA you/your The person who submits the Assessment application form requesting IFA to undertake an Assessment of the Applicant.
4. APPLYING FOR AN ASSESSMENT
4.1. Applying. Phase 1 of the Assessment process requires you to complete the Assessment application form at http://www.internationalfootballagency.co.uk under the tab “Apply for an Assessment”.
4.2. Supply of information. The information completed on the booking form must be true to the best of your belief and knowledge. Both prior to and after applying for an Assessment you can contact us at any time by e-mail at email@example.com to request clarification on the information you should provide or to update the details we hold on you an/or the Applicant. Once your e-mail has been received one of our staff will contact you to answer any queries and/or to confirm an amendment to our records.
4.3. How we will accept your request for an Assessment. Our acceptance of your request for an Assessment will take place when we email you to accept it, at which point a contract will come into existence between you and us.
4.4. If we cannot accept your request. If we are unable to accept your request, we will inform you of this in writing and will not charge you for the Assessment.
5. AGE RESTRICTIONS
5.1. Minimum age. The minimum age of an Applicant for Assessment is 16 as at the date the application is made. If the Applicant does not meet the age requirement then you will not be able to register the Applicant to participate in an Assessment.
5.2. Those Under 18. If the Applicant is aged under 18 at the time of making an application for Assessment, the he will require consent from his parent or legal guardian. The Applicant’s parent or legal guardian will need to complete the Application Form on the “Apply for an Assessment” tab on IFA’s website on the Applicants behalf.
5.3. No upper Age Limit. There is no upper age limit to apply for an Assessment.
6. APPLYING FOR AN ASSESSMENT WHERE THE APPLICANT ALREADY HAS AN AGENT OR INTERMEDIARY
6.1. Duty to notify us if you have engaged an Agent and/or Intermediary. If the Applicant has contracted (whether in writing or orally) with an Agent or Intermediary, you must inform us of this when completing the application form and when submitting a request to attend an Assessment. You must also notify us if the Applicant enters into an agreement with an Agent or Intermediary at any stage prior to or during the Assessment. This is to ensure that IFA can seek the authority and consent of said Intermediary or Agent if the Applicant is to progress to Phase 2 7. COST OF AN ASSESSMENT 7.1. Cost. The cost of the Assessment is £185.00 per Applicant.
7.2. Non-transferable. Any booking or place secured at an Assessment cannot be transferred to another person.
7.3. Non-refundable. Subject to clause 7.4 below, in the event that you cancel the Applicant’s attendance at an Assessment, then any sum paid will not be refunded.
7.4. Serious Injury prior to the date of the Assessment. In the event that the Applicant sustains an unforeseen and significant injury that will prevent him from participating in the Assessment, then you may request that the Applicant be allowed to attend an alternative Assessment. This is subject to notification supported by medical evidence being provided before the date of the Assessment. Failure to produce any such medical evidence BEFORE the date of the booked Assessment will result in no refund being payable
8.1. Payment. Payment for the Assessment will be made through our Payment Partners Lloyds Bank PLC or by Bank Transfer. By making a payment via Bank Transfer you will be accepting their terms and conditions. We do not, and shall not, at any time hold any of your credit/debit card details and should you have any issue with regard to payment please contact Lloyds Bank immediately. Alternatively, payment can be made by telephone using the following number 07968 442871
8.2. Failure to make payment. An Applicant will not be entitled to take part in an Assessment unless full payment has been made. We will not accept your request for an Assessment unless full payment has been received by us.
9. THE ASSESSMENT
9.1. Number of Applicants at an Assessment. We aim to keep the number of Applicants per Assessment to between 30 and 40 per session. We may, at our complete discretion, increase or decrease these numbers. 9.2. Applicant’s Health. In agreeing to attend the Assessment, the Applicant is confirming that he is physically and mentally fit and able to participate in the Assessment.
9.3. Right to refuse on the grounds of health. We reserve the right to refuse to allow any Applicant to participate in an Assessment if we have any concerns regarding the Applicant’s health or fitness. The application form on our website requires all Applicants to disclose any relevant pre-existing medical history. This clause reiterates the importance to us of ensuring that any Applicant is medically fit to participate in an Assessment without any concerns regarding their health.
9.4. Consequence of refusal on the grounds of health. If we make a decision that the Applicant cannot participate in an Assessment already scheduled on the grounds of his health then the Applicant will be offered an alternative Assessment date but only after the Applicant has produced medical evidence to show that such concerns have been resolved. If the Applicant cannot produce such evidence then we may, at our complete discretion, refund the costs of the Assessment.
9.5. Phase 1: The Assessment process. Phase 1 involves the Applicant being assessed by our coaching staff and recruitment assessors. During the Assessment the Applicant must follow any procedures and guidelines issued. Such procedures and directions will be issued to the Applicant on the day of Assessment during the initial de-briefing. The Applicant’s attendance at the Assessment must be prompt and on time. The Applicant should attend at least 30 minutes prior to your start time. During the Assessment the Applicant must obey the instructions given by our coaching staff and conduct himself in an exemplary manner throughout. The Applicant must not misbehave or act dangerously or disruptively or conduct himself in a manner which prevents the smooth running of the Assessment. The Applicant must not cause disruption to other Applicants. The Applicant must conduct himself in a professional manner and should ensure that his talents as an individual are displayed to the best of his ability. In the event that the Applicant conducts himself in a manner which does not comply with Clause
9.5 of these terms and conditions then he will be asked to leave the Assessment. If the Applicant’s conduct is such that it is prejudicial to the operation of the Assessment day itself or causes harm to any IFA staff and/or other Applicants participating in the Assessment, then we reserve the right to contact the relevant authorities. During the Assessment we may video film and take photographs of the Applicant’s performance. By entering into a contract with IFA and attending the Assessment you agree to grant to us the right to use the Applicant’s name, photograph, video image or likeness for our reasonable commercial purposes without any restriction, compensation or remuneration for the purposes of our website or otherwise. IFA do not allow any cameras, (including mobile phone cameras) or any other video filming/recording equipment at the assessment other than our own. You agree and understand that by offering you the opportunity to take part in an Assessment we are not guaranteeing you a trial with a football club or indeed any promise that you will be scouted. 9.6. Phase 2: Entering into an Intermediary Agreement. If, following a Phase 1 Assessment, the Applicant is picked to proceed to Phase 2, then at that stage we will seek to enter into a separate contract with the Applicant to act as his Intermediary and/or Agent in accordance with the Rules and Regulations of the Football Association. Such a contract will be for the purpose of trying to secure the Applicant employment with a football club and/or an endorsement contract.
10. AMENDMENTS TO BOOKINGS, CHANGES AND CANCELLATION OF CONTRACT
10.1. Applicant unable to attend. If, after registration, the Applicant is unable to attend the Assessment, then we may, at our complete discretion, offer an alternative date and/or venue for Assessment. The Applicant should notify us as soon as possible. Requests made more than 14 days before the Assessment is due to take place are more likely to be accommodated. 10.2. If we cancel. In the event that your Assessment is cancelled by IFA due to adverse weather conditions or in circumstances beyond our control, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible and offer you an alternative date for the Assessment 10.3. Cancellation due to insufficient numbers. We reserve the right to cancel an Assessment due to insufficient participant numbers. We will inform you of such a cancellation as soon as reasonably possible and offer you an alternative Assessment date.
11. Public Liability & Insurance
11.1. Financial Loss. We and our staff, sub-contractors and/or agents will not be held responsible and hereby exclude any liability for any financial loss suffered by the Applicant as a result of his attendance at any assessment held and organised by us.
11.2. Personal Injury and Death. We and our staff, sub-contractors and/or agents will not be held responsible and hereby exclude any liability for personal injury or death suffered by the Applicant as a result of his attendance at any assessment held and organised by us, save for circumstances where foreseeable negligence by us is established.
11.3. Medical & Personal Injury Insurance. We strongly advise that the Applicant has his own own medical or personal injury insurance to cover him for the Assessment. You hereby confirm that, subject to Clause 11.2, the Applicant accepts that we shall not be held liable or responsible for any injuries or any medical conditions the Applicant suffer as a result of your participation at any Assessment.
12. HOW WE MAY USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
13. OTHER IMPORTANT TERMS
13.1. We may transfer this agreement to someone else. We may transfer our rights and obligations under these terms to another organisation. We will always tell you in writing if this happens and we will ensure that the transfer will not affect your rights under the contract.
13.2. Nobody else has any rights under this contract. This contract is between the person completing the application form and us. No other person shall have any rights to enforce any of its terms.
13.3. If a court finds part of this contract illegal, the rest will continue in force. Each of the paragraphs of these terms operates separately. If any court or relevant authority decides that any of them are unlawful, the remaining paragraphs will remain in full force and effect.
13.4. Even if we delay in enforcing this contract, we can still enforce it later. If we do not insist immediately that you do anything you are required to do under these terms, or if we delay in taking steps against you in respect of your breaking this contract, that will not mean that you do not have to do those things and it will not prevent us taking steps against you at a later date.
13.5. Which laws apply to this contract:.These terms are governed by English law and you can bring legal proceedings in respect of the products in the English courts.