FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) officials conducted a TMS training and briefing for the Philippine Football Federation (PFF), and the Philippines Football League (PFL) clubs at the PFF House of Football over the course of three days from 25-27 April 2018.
The training were conducted by FIFA TMS Integrity and Compliance Counsel Barry Lysaght, FIFA TMS Legal Counsel for TMS Compliance Bernhard Weber, and FIFA TMS Group Leader for TMS Training & Support Laura Corica.
The TMS training is offered by FIFA to all member associations worldwide and is based on the FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players.
On the first two days, FIFA TMS officials met with PFF officials to discuss on how the federation implements the TMS. They also discussed the player registration via the MyPFF Football Registration Program for professional players, as well as for grassroots, minors, and women’s football.
The third day saw PFF officials and the six participating Philippines Football League clubs undergo the formal TMS training. The training focused on international transfers, transfers of minors, and the regulations of claims processing.
“We thank the FIFA TMS conducting the briefing to clubs and officials on the importance of the Transfer Matching System,” said PFF general secretary Atty. Edwin Gastanes. “We have been assisted by FIFA TMS for past two years now, and we appreciate their efforts to help our clubs comply with the TMS regulations in the hope that the Philippines will be fully compliant with the TMS.”