International money transfer service Paypal has been announced as the official payment partner of the Football Association which also happens to be England’s National Football Association.
The deal has been set for four years of association. With the commencement of digital payment service, Paypal, it will transform FA’s business from cash to digital with the help of The FA MatchDay App. The move will also tend to be profitable for a million lower lever players.
“This signals our intent to further bring grassroots football into the digital age, making the game more accessible for all,” says The FA director of digital engagement at The FA Russell James.
“Importantly this service will help save time and reduce administration for those people who dedicate their time to organising the football that so many people enjoy. Working with PayPal, the market leaders in their field, can only have a positive impact for everyone at grassroots football.”
Rob Harper, director of mobile payments & partnerships at PayPal UK, added: “Technology is enabling us to move away from cash in almost all aspects of life, and the beautiful game is next. Those forgotten fivers to pay for subs soon add up, and become a real headache for managers.
“Together with The FA, we’ve devised an easy way for players to leave their wallet or chequebook at home, and use their PayPal digital wallet to settle up instead. With over 24 million PayPal account holders in the UK, we are well placed to drive positive and lasting change for the sport.”