Youth kit sponsorship regulations

Ensure you're aware of The FA regulations around sponsorship

The current Covid-19 restrictions have hit all sections of the economy very hard, and we know that many clubs may be currently looking for new sponsors.

May we take this opportunity to remind you that The FA has regulations regarding acceptable sponsors for youth teams.

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 – here.

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.