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Thursday 17 November 2011

Home Grown quota for Premier League

Barclays Premier League Clubs must include eight Home Grown players in 25-man squads

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore has backed the Home Grown quota

The Home Grown player rule took effect at the start of the 2010/11 season and involves all Premier League Clubs.

All 20 Clubs must include eight Home Grown players out of a squad of 25 for that Premier League season.

A Home Grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).

Clubs are able to supplement their squads with unlimited additional players under the age of 21 on 1st January in the year in which the season commences.

Changes to the squad list of 25 may be made during the period of a transfer window. So Clubs must declare their 25 at the end of August when the window shuts and then again at the end of January.

"What this means is that you can't just buy a team from abroad"
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore

Premier League Academies have 320 scholars aged between 16 and 18 and a further 2,486 students aged under 16.

Over 85 per cent of Academy scholars (16-18 years of age) are British, a proportion that ruses to around 95 per cent for students (under 16 age groups).

Academic standards, as judged by Ofsted, are good and the welfare of the young people is of paramount important to the Premier League and its Clubs.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore believes the England team will ultimately reap the rewards of the ruling which he feels will discourage Clubs from hoarding young, overseas players.

"It's not in the Club's interests to stockpile players," said Scudamore. "It will make buying Home Grown talent more attractive.

"We're not going down the route of a nationality test but what this means is that you can't just buy a team from abroad.

"We think it gives Clubs an exta incentive to invest in youth and we also think one of the benefits of that will be that it will help the England team."

Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore has backed the Home Grown quota

The Home Grown player rule took effect at the start of the 2010/11 season and involves all Premier League Clubs.

All 20 Clubs must include eight Home Grown players out of a squad of 25 for that Premier League season.

A Home Grown player will be defined as one who, irrespective of his nationality or age, has been registered with any club affiliated to the Football Association or the Football Association of Wales for a period, continuous or not, of three entire seasons or 36 months prior to his 21st birthday (or the end of the season during which he turns 21).

Clubs are able to supplement their squads with unlimited additional players under the age of 21 on 1st January in the year in which the season commences.

Changes to the squad list of 25 may be made during the period of a transfer window. So Clubs must declare their 25 at the end of August when the window shuts and then again at the end of January.

"What this means is that you can't just buy a team from abroad"
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Scudamore

Premier League Academies have 320 scholars aged between 16 and 18 and a further 2,486 students aged under 16.

Over 85 per cent of Academy scholars (16-18 years of age) are British, a proportion that ruses to around 95 per cent for students (under 16 age groups).

Academic standards, as judged by Ofsted, are good and the welfare of the young people is of paramount important to the Premier League and its Clubs.

Premier League chief executive Richard Scudamore believes the England team will ultimately reap the rewards of the ruling which he feels will discourage Clubs from hoarding young, overseas players.

"It's not in the Club's interests to stockpile players," said Scudamore. "It will make buying Home Grown talent more attractive.

"We're not going down the route of a nationality test but what this means is that you can't just buy a team from abroad.

"We think it gives Clubs an exta incentive to invest in youth and we also think one of the benefits of that will be that it will help the England team."

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Key Points

  • Eight Home Grown players per Premier League squad
  • Each Club will have 25-man squad for League matches
  • Squad lists can be boosted by Under-21 players
Tags: 2010-11