Call for Participation | Promoting and Supporting Good Governance in the European Football Agents Industry: Protecting Young Footballers | Malmö, April 24, 2019

Introduction

It is universally recognized that young football players are particularly vulnerable and deserve protection, for example when being recruited by and transferred between football clubs. Agents play a central role in assisting and protecting young players, which also places a special burden on agents working with young players. The event seeks to bring together football stakeholders and interested parties to discuss risks, problems, and solutions.

Agenda

Venue: Malmö University, Nordenskiöldsgatan 10, room D328 Orkanen
09:00 Registration
09:30 Introduction
10:00 Session 1. Risks facing young players
Presentation and discusssion concerning risks to young football players, the protection of childrens’ rights in football, and best practice in the field.
– Dr Eleanor Drywood, Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool
– Dr Serhat Yilmaz, Lecturer in Sports Law, Loughborough University
11:30 Lunch
12:30 Session 2. Young players and agents Presentation and discussion of the project draft conclusion by stakeholder representatives.
– Presentation of the project (Richard Parrish)
– Presentation of draft conclusions (Johan Lindholm)
– Stakeholder comments: Ondrej Zvara (EFAA), Wil van Megen (FIFPro), Jes Christian Fisker (DBU), Tobias Tibell (Swedish Football Association).
– General Discussion

 

Venue: Stadion, Eric Perssons väg 31, Malmö
16:00 Session 3. Clubs working with young players
Presentation by Pär Ågren and Mats Engqvist, Malmö FF, and general discussion regarding the role of football clubs in protecting minor footballers.
17:30 Dinner
19:00 Malmö FF v. Hammarby

 

Interested?

Please sign up using the webform at https://goo.gl/forms/gZsddjMnz6V1IKmF2. If you have any questions about the event, you are welcome to email Arijan Kan (arijankan@gmail.com).

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