Members Charter

A charter signed by all members of SOFIA that establishes the standards and code of conduct to be observed towards fellow members, as well as their general professional and ethical conduct as registered intermediaries and agents.

An integral part of SOFIA's aims in terms of policies and maintaining standards in the profession is that members of SOFIA maintain effective communication, understanding and cooperation among one another. In such a commercially volatile and competitive industry, we appreciate that there is always the potential for commercial conflict and misunderstanding; therefore one of the elements SOFIA has implemented is the members charter.

The charter is in place as an agreed memorandum of understanding among members, which they agree to recognise and subsequently adhere to upon joining SOFIA (and during their subsequent membership) to benefit not only themselves but also their fellow members. Thus : (i) avoiding unnecessary conflicts and misunderstandings in their professional dealings, and (ii) facilitating a means of mutual cooperation to the benefit of all members and SOFIA.

In addition to encouraging a common understanding between members of SOFIA, the 'Members Charter' is also in essence a code of conduct with the aim of implementing a core set of ethical values not just between SOFIA members internally, but also with the wider football and sports community..

Through the members charter (and other governing documents) SOFIA aims to encourage professional practice and a core set of ethical values amongst SOFIA members. How members subsequently conduct themselves and undertake their duties as a registered agent or intermediary when dealing with their clients (e.g. players, clubs) and other associated participants in the sport will ensure that SOFIA members are credible and are proud to be a member of SOFIA..

Please ensure you have the latest version of the 'Members Charter', the latest version is v1-1.

structured, independent, representative association

run by the members,for the members