Working In Football

Working behind the scenes in football? If you are, Community is the union for you!

Working in Football?

Community Trade Union and IFMA are working in partnership to deliver first class trade union benefits to those working in professional football. Community now have members from Yeovil in the South to Tyneside in the North East and from coaches to youth development officers.

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Community are already working in partnership with the LMA - providing first class representation to members in the LMA and IFMA are encouraging members from their other three sections:

  • Football Administrators Association;
  • Commercial And Marketing Managers Association,
  • Technical And Development Staffs Association

to gain the added protection membership of Community brings.

Community Benefits Explained (pdf)

Community - on your side

Football, as we all know, is an ever-changing industry. The public are all too aware of how this affects those in public view like managers and players - but this affects backroom staff too - without whom the industry couldn't operate. Community are there to protect you, we're there to offer you employment advice and guidance and ensure that your rights are protected.

Andy Daykin, IFMA Chairman, recognises the benefits of Community membership and commented: 'We are pleased that we are able to offer these additional benefits to our members at a reasonable cost. I believe this enhances the service we can deliver for members whilst representing good value for money. I would recommend that individuals take up this opportunity'.

Michael Leahy, Community's General Secretary added: 'Community and the LMA are working in partnership to deliver a first class service to football managers through the LMA but we are proud to be extending our relationship by offering individual membership to other football employees represented by IFMA. These backroom employees are the backbone of professional football and it is vital they have access to a trade union that will look after their interests. Community has a long and proud history of representing members and we welcome workers from football into our union's family.'