Football by George

Our Game: So you want to start a football club? (A few resources)

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There is tons of romance associated with soccer (football), and feelings often trump reality as owners set off to build their own FC’s around the world. What soccer fans wouldn’t want to own their own club? Make the big decisions? Live and breathe for a badge they helped create?

The clubs that last are the ones that can garner local support and meet their bills. I wonder if prospective club founders see romance in the business side of things? Have they ever googled “How to start a football club? We did.

Creating a club (TheFA.com) / Setting up a club (TheFA.com)

As a new club, it will be important to raise funds quickly to cover the essential expenditure such as affiliation fees, league membership fee, pitch hire charges and kit. Decide on the fee for annual player subscription and set up a…

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