12:32 15 February 2012
Burnley Football Club has a commitment to supporting local community organisations and events.
In recent years the club has been inundated with requests for player appearances.
We aim to maximise these appearances by, wherever possible, tailoring players' chosen charities and general interests to all requests.
However, due to the sheer volume, we are unable to fulfill all requests.
We therefore ask that organisations carefully read the following policy before submitting the attached Player Appearance Form.
PLAYER APPEARANCE POLICY
Only requests via the official website request form or letters will be considered.
NO verbal requests will be considered.
At least four weeks notice is required (exceptions may be made at the discretion of the club).
New requests will always take priority over repeat requests.
Requests will be assessed according to strict player availability.
Therefore, no appearances will be granted as follows:
Before 2pm on a training day
24 hours before a match
24 hours following a game
On travel days (day before away games)
On Wednesdays (players' day off ahead of Saturday game) or Sundays
During international breaks
When considering player requests, please note there must be no activities with a risk of injury.
Also, player appearances should complement the event, not form the main focus of it.
If any request is denied, you will receive a detailed letter explaining the reasons.
All player appearances are subject to change.
If successful, the player will usually be confirmed the week prior to the event. We regret we are unable to confirm ahead of this time, as unforeseen circumstances may occur.
If an event has to be rescheduled and the original player can no longer attend, an alternative player will be provided.
CLICK HERE to download the Burnley FC Player Appearance Request Form
Please return all completed forms to:
Mr Neil Hart
Head of Community
Burnley Football Club
Turf Moor, Harry Potts Way
Burnley , Lancashire