We have had several instances recently where youth team kits have featured inappropriate sponsorship so we are reminding clubs of the FA regulations regarding this issue.
It is not appropriate for youth team kit to feature logos relating to age restricted products.
In practice, this means that kit should not feature logos relating to businesses involved in gambling, alcohol and tattoos among others.
References to pubs and restaurants MAY be allowed, unless they exist solely for the supply and consumption of alcohol – in reality this means that sponsorship by pub restaurants may be acceptable, but sponsorship by an establishment such as a nightclub or pub that doesn’t serve food would not be allowed. In this instance you should contact Northumberland FA for guidance and approval.
Alcoholic drinks, breweries and products, services or activities related to gambling are unlikely to be permissible under any circumstances
These regulations are issued by The FA and aim to safeguard our young players. The full regulations are available on The FA’s website – link below.
Please contact us for advice if you are in any doubt, before you enter into a contractual agreement and we will be happy to assist you.