First of all, I'm not sure where to put this, so I apologize if I put it in the wrong board.
So how does one create or "officialize" an amateur football club? So far we have been able to gather 25+ players, buy some equipment, and are in the process of negotiating for financial sponsorship. Our team, however, is not owned by anyone, not managed by anyone, or not coached by anyone, meaning every actions are discussed with everyone. So what should be the next step for us? Do we need to register ourselves in PFF, or somewhere else? Does anyone know what to do? Or maybe give us some tips?
By the way, we're based in Bulacan and I don't think we have a provincial FA.
So far, Bulacan doesn't have a provincial FA, so the only thing you could do is to consult the PFF directly so as to help you out with your plans. I'm sure the PSC has an arm in the provincial government, so look into that as well.
As you are forming a football club in your area, you should form a business plan and an organizational plan as to who to lead the organization, how the labour shall be divided, and how the player structure and coaching shall be done. Make a feasibility study if possible.
Since you are forming a business and an organization, you must register your organization to the Securities and Exchange Commission for formality's sake.
You may want to contact "teddyandtimmysdad" here for more information.
Last Edit: Mar 30, 2012 11:47:04 GMT 8 by stellarboy
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Post by teddyandtimmysdad on Apr 11, 2012 13:16:55 GMT 8
hi uwangski; i sent you a PM on this but not sure it went through. below is the gist of it. note i live within walking distance of the pff so can easily help with some of this stuff if needed. drop me another PM if you want to continue the discussion. in the meantime, here are a few thoughts...
thanks for your note. i have a great deal of experience in starting up new businesses here in manila and dealing with the sec. in addition, i have met with a large number of the elected and employed officials of the pff. surely i could help your process, but regrettably i am immersed in the dealings of my own firms right now to be of any practical help. nevertheless, here are some suggestions which i hope will get you started -
1) strategy and setup being based in bulacan seems a bit difficult to me, given the fact that they have no FA there. this seems to send a message... thinking about this, the most basic question is, who will your team play against? if you sincerely want to move beyond an informal club status, it would seem that the nearest regular opportunity for high level play would be the UFL. otherwise, if you simply want to play in various tournaments in the mens open category, you should ask yourself the degree to which you really want to create a formal organization behind the team. the end product of this strategy should be a vision and mission statement, along with a rough business plan. these seem like a lot of useless work, but believe me, working with sponsors will be much better if you can show them your concrete plans for the future, as well as how their funds will be used as opposed to just going into someone's pockets. I cannot stress how important it is for you to have a plan for your team, it is really essential to demonstrate what you want to be, and how sincere you and your colleagues are. note as early as now you will need to be formulating the framework of ownership- who will be an 'owner' and what they will contribute.
2) pff once you have a form of plan for your team, i think it would be good to visit the pff office to discuss the plans. they will give you an overview of your opportunities and where best to get started. note that for example teams do not just walk into the ufl, there are annual tournaments that teams establish themselves in first on their way towards consideration for inclusion in the ufl. and, the annual ufl tournament has proven an effective way for teams to be considered for membership. feedback from the pff should help you to refine your plan prior to talking with the sponsors and the sec.
3) establish team ownership and the board of directors this is kinda important. i'm sure you have had ideas about this from the start, but at this stage you would need to formalize this with an agreement between concerned parties. this would include financial agreements as well, and what each party will contribute to the organization.
4) sec for business registration once you have completed the above, you are ready to formalize things with the sec to become recognized as a team and more importantly as a vehicle for serious sponsorship.
once all the above is complete you would be ready to start. obviously, the team could start playing in tournaments before this (indeed you may have already been doing so). getting to the ufl will not be easy and will require time and hard work. i am happy to meet you for a beer sometime if you want to discuss this further. just drop me a PM.
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