Professional / legal intermediary contract which is logged with The Football Association (The FA). This contract is a maximum of two years long and details the agreements made between either the FDA (Intermediary) and player or FDA and the football club.

Professional representation - If the FDA is acting on behalf of either a club or an individual player it is our duty of care to ensure that the welfare of all parties is maintained/protected. The FDA will provide representation throughout transfer negotiations, contract negotiations, sponsorship/endorsement deals and all other aspects of football/business dealings.

Financial advice & guidance - The FDA works in association with a fully qualified chartered standard accountant. Through this service the FDA can facilitate financial advice/guidance with regards to contract salaries, investments & savings. One on one financial support is available through the FDA.


Sponsorships & endorsements - The FDA will look to provide suitable opportunities for players to receive sponsorship deals and build up a portfolio/profile both on and off the field of play. The FDA are proud to be working in association with the leading sports brand 'Concave'  who are the supplier of football boots for all FDA players. Furthermore, the FDA have secured a goalkeeper glove sponsorship agreement with

Pulse' Goalkeeper Gloves   & an additional endorsement link with Grant Hodnett Nutrition  (Supplement brand).

Fitness, sports physiotherapy/rehab & nutrition - In addition to players respective football clubs the FDA can introduce players to personal trainers & sports injury clinics. Prior to signing with the FDA players will undergo a free medical/fitness assessment courtesy of personal trainer Grant Hodnett - founder of 'GH Nutrition’. Following the assessment ‘Grant Hodnett’ will develop a person centred specific training program (Focused on injury prevention techniques/training, speed training, agility, strength, explosive power etc) which will also include recommendations regarding diet & nutrition. For more information on the FDA's affiliated partner GH Nutrition please click here.

Player analysis - The FDA can provide individual player analysis & constructive feedback through filming competitive matches (Where/when appropriate).

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       For more information and details of the 'FDA Intermediary service' please click here to contact the FDA. 

The Football Development Agency (FDA) have the legal capacity to represent both football players and football clubs. In addition to this, as holder's of enhanced DBS check's (Previously known as a CRB check)  the FDA are eligible to also represent minors (Under 18 years old). For official confirmation of the Football Development Agency's FA Registered Intermediary status please click on the link below. This link will send you directly to the English Football Association's website (The FA), whereby all registered Intermediaries are listed with their unique reference numbers. This website also states each individuals eligibility to work with minors.  

An outline of the FDA Intermediary service which is provided to all players who are represented:

FA Registered Intermediary

(Football Agency)

Football Development Agency

Youth/Development football (16-21 years old) - Professional football club's academy/youth teams & development squads, semi professional club youth teams playing in the North West Youth Alliance League & county representative teams (Similar leagues apply). As highlighted the FDA can legally represent minors with the consent of a parent/guardian. It is permitted that the individual is 16 years old or it is the calendar year of their 16th birthday for representation to be eligible.

Semi professional football - The FDA have an ethos & remit to scout semi professional football players. The FDA focuses on identifying players within semi professional (Non-league) football and providing them with representation to professional football clubs. The FDA provide a service to those players making the transition from semi professional to professional football.

Professional football players - The FDA provide representation for any existing professional contracted football players.   

  The FDA's Intermediary target groups

My name is Ian Flannery and I am a fully FA Registered Intermediary (Football Agent).

My FA Intermediary reference number is: IMS000237 

The FDA work with teams and players throughout different levels of the football pyramid. It is our aim to provide a professional and person centred service to each individual or football club who we work with. The three main client groups of the FDA are outlined below:

Football Development Agency - Passion For Progression