clubdna - managing football clubs' most important assets


Intelligent Contract Management



The creation of essential registration documents to enable professional football clubs to register players is complex, time-consuming, high-risk and repetitive. Multi-million pound transfer agreements, player contracts and registration forms are created by clubs each time a player contract is registered with the regulatory body. For international transfers the process is more complex due to cross-border restrictions, solidarity and language complications.

clubdna automates these manual processes creating club-specific documents that are designed to ensure fast, efficient and cost-effective document creation. Compliant and robust templates are continually updated by our legal partners to provide better protection


Football player trading is high value and time-critical. Negotiation of these business transactions are one of the most important and expensive tasks of a football executive. The success or failure of negotiating transfer fees, loan fees, player contracts and intermediary agreements are critical to the success and failure of football clubs – both on and off the pitch.

clubdna allows key executives involved in the negotiation process to communicate internally and externally in real-time with essential information accessible that can be shared within the negotiating team. For owners, directors and other executives, clubdna will provide remote visibility on negotiations and progress on transactions. The ability of key personnel to communicate securely and instantly provides a significant advantage and assists executives to make better decisions.
Registering a player is only the start of the journey. Monitoring and managing player contracts, match eligibility, squad management, succession planning, financial reporting, and player trading are essential off-the field operational processes to ensure that the most important business assets are managed effectively.

clubdna makes player administration easier for professional football clubs. Staff can access player data in one secure location and real-time reporting allows key decision-makers to maintain control of information. Player trading decisions at every level can impact future profitability and funding requirements. clubdna is the ultimate football administration tool that provides modern solutions to the day-to-day complex challenges.


Key Benefits
Registration forms and contract agreements created in a digital environment. Essential player administration processes and financial reports allow decision makers to be fully informed at all times.
Secure platform to exchange documents internally and externally and to record and store sensitive financial information with individually configured accessibility.    
All departments involved in player registrations, administration and management share essential player contract and eligibility data in one centralised hub.
Effective, instant and transparent communication between staff responsible and accountable for player trading decisions.
Transfer agreements and player contracts created effortlessly using templates provided by the UK’s leading sports regulatory advisors.
Manage transactions effectively, reduce administration and legal costs and create full visibility on contract management.

Meet the team…

Andy Clarke


Founder and MD of The Sports Office. A leading Athlete and Performance Management system. Recent multi-million pound exit to US-based Kitman Labs.

Holds a Masters degree in Sporting Directorship from Manchester Metropolitan University.

Meet the team…

Chris Tuson

Director of Client Services

Former professional athlete.

Over 7 year’s experience working with software in sport for The Sports Office and Kitman Labs.

Managed a portfolio of clients that included City Football Group, Leicester City, IRFU, RFU and many more.

Meet the team…

Phil Clarke


Former Rugby League Player and Captain for Wigan Warriors, England and Great Britain. Former CEO of the Wigan Warriors and Great Britain Rugby League Team Manager.

Expert commentator for Sky Sports and Co-founder of
The Sports Office.

Meet the team…

Andrew Gartside

Director of Regulation and Compliance

Qualified Sports Lawyer at Centrefield LLP.

Advises elite football clubs and governing bodies in transactions regulation disputes and sports law issues.

Meet the team…

Jonathan Jackson


Former Chief Executive at Wigan Athletic.

2010 – 2020 in the Premier League Europa League and English Football League.

Negotiated over 250 transfers and registrations.

A Word From Our Partner
Centrefield LLP is a specialist sports practice with a particular focus on football. We advise on contractual and commercial matters, regulatory and governance, disciplinary issues, anti-doping, immigration, employment, sponsorship/partnership arrangements, image rights, defamation, litigation and criminal law.

Centrefield are consistently recognised as the market leader in advising football clubs on player transfers and the team has been setting the standards in the field for over 20 years. The multi-lingual team is made up of specialist lawyers advising clients in the sports industry throughout the UK and internationally and have a network of contacts throughout the world.

Centrefield act for some of the most high-profile clubs and individuals in football and have advised on some of the most significant transfers and matters (both contentious and non-contentious) in recent years.
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