This came about after FIFA, in collaboration with Oceania Football Association this week held a workshop on club licensing in Port Moresby.The purpose of the workshop was to inform NSL Club’s franchise owners about the introduction of the FIFA Club Licensing System in PNGFA that will introduce a set of minimum criteria into regional and domestic competitions from 2016 and 2017, respectively.Nineteen members of the current and interested National Soccer League (NSL) clubs attended the workshop.FIFA’s Senior Manager of Member Associations, James Johnson said FIFA’s Club Licensing System is based on five key points: sporting, personnel and administrative, financial, infrastructure and legal.“These aim to safeguard the credibility and integrity of club competitions while improving the level of professionalism within the football family and promoting transparency in the finances, ownership and control of clubs,” said Johnson.He said at the end of this process, the benefits for clubs, leagues and member associations are numerous which include higher level of club management, better level of home-grown players, and ultimately better level of the national team.
The jobs of a number of workers in Elvery’s Sports Stores in Letterkenny and Donegal Town hang in the balance after the appointment of an examiner.Elvery’s Sport Shop in LetterkennyThe Sinn Féin EU candidate for the Midlands Northwest constituency, Matt Carthy, has voiced his support for workers.Carthy said Elverys Sports is Ireland’s oldest sports retailer, is fully Irish-owned and employs 700 people across 23 counties. “There are two branches in County Donegal – in Letterkenny and in Donegal town and every effort must be made to save the jobs in these branches.“Workers in Elverys are unsurprisingly concerned for their future despite communications from the examiner that jobs will be “protected at all costs”.“Saving all 700 of these jobs must be of the utmost priority in any deal.“NAMA took the decision to seek the appointment of the examiner. While NAMA’s overriding commercial objective is to generate the best achievable financial return for the taxpayer, its work must also contribute to employment and economic recovery and to the achievement of broader social and economic policy objectives. “The saving of 700 jobs and the creation of a healthy Irish business, sustainable into the future, must be central to the achievement of these goals.“I support the Elverys workers in their fight to hold on to their jobs and livelihoods.” SUPPORT FOR SPORTS SHOP WORKERS AS ELVERYS GOES INTO EXAMINERSHIP was last modified: March 10th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalElverys Sport Shopexaminership