The FDR Regulations are applicable to Participants at Steps 5 and below only and The FA Women’s Football Pyramid excluding The FA Women’s Super League. Each Affiliated Association shall operate a system to adjudicate upon and facilitate the recovery of Football Debt, which conforms with the FDR Regulations. Unless otherwise defined in the FDR Regulations, words and expressions shall have the same meaning as set out in the Rules, as amended from time to time.
The following defined terms are used in the FDR Regulations only:
“Alleged Creditor” means a Club, Competition or local authority which is allegedly owed a Football Debt by an Alleged Debtor;
“Alleged Debtor” means a Player (except Players who are under 18 years old and play in an Under 18 Competition), Club Official, Official, Manager, Match Official, Management Committee Member, or member or employee of a Club which allegedly owes a Football Debt to an Alleged Creditor;
“Appeal Board” means the appeal board of an Affiliated Association;
“Appeal Notification” means a written and dated notification of the decision of the Appeal Board inrespect of a claim;
“Deadline” means the expiry date of the 112 day period which commenced when the relevant Football Debt arose;
“FDR Regulations” means the Football Debt Recovery Regulations;
“Football Debt” means any cost incurred by an Alleged Creditor on behalf of an Alleged Debtor which is (i) equal to or larger than £25 (save for the recovery of disciplinary fines) and (ii) arose directly from football activity including, but not limited to, disciplinary fines and costs, Match fees and costs, Club subscriptions and playing expenses (e.g. pitch hire). For the avoidance of doubt, incidental costs (e.g. fund raising activities) do not fall within the scope of the FDR Regulations. In the event of a dispute as to what constitutes a Football Debt, the relevant Affiliated Association may, in its absolute discretion, determine the matter.
“Formal Request” means a written and dated request for payment of a Football Debt;
“Notice of Appeal” means a written and dated notice of appeal against a decision of the Affiliated Association in respect of a claim;
“Notice of Claim” means a written notice of claim for the recovery of a Football Debt from an Alleged Debtor which is submitted by the Alleged Creditor to the Alleged Creditor’s Affiliated Association prior to the Deadline ;
“Notification” means a written and dated notification of the decision of the Affiliated Association in respect of a claim.