Football League, FA, Premier League in favour of EPPP

Football League backs EPPP
© PA Photos
The Football League, Premier League and Football Association support the introduction of the Elite Player Performance Plan.

The Football League have voted for the Elite Player Performance Plan to go ahead, with the Premier League and Football Association also in favour of the new scheme.

All league clubs made the decision on whether to back the EPPP today, with the votes scoring 46 to 22 in acceptance of the new system.

This will result in the structure of every club's Academy being altered in order to fit with the new criteria.

Each youth system will be considered as one of four different categories, with category one costing approximately £2.5m with the requirements of 18 members of staff along with a residential area, according to Sky Sports News.

A fixed compensation rule will also be set up under the EPPP guidelines which will be used between clubs trying to agree a fee for a player under 17 years of age.

You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

1Manchester CityMan City98103242825
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd96212241820
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs96211961320
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9423108214
11Huddersfield TownHuddersfield9333710-312
12Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9324910-111
13West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom9243710-310
14Leicester CityLeicester92341214-29
15Swansea CitySwansea9225610-48
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham9225817-98
17Stoke CityStoke92251020-108
20Crystal Palace9108219-173