About Matchday payments & PayPal

The FA Matchday App with payments by PayPal

The FA have partnered with online payments provider PayPal

We estimate a whopping 40% of affiliated football match fees go unpaid each season. That’s a lot of money your club could be losing, making it incredibly difficult to balance the books.

What does this mean?

- Collect match fees quickly and easily and without having to rely on cash

- Spend less time chasing payments and more time managing your club

- See who’s paid and who hasn’t – and how much is in your account

- Easy for team managers and players (or their parents) to use

- Safe, simpler and more secure payments for your club members with PayPal - #1 preferred way to pay online.*

*Source: Ipsos Conjoint Research of 1,500 respondents, 2018.

But we’ve got good news—there’s a new way to collect match fees quickly and easily thanks to new payments features in The FA Matchday app.

From the Matchday app on your phone, you can accept payments directly from your players either per match, as a one off payment or multiple installments. No more chasing players for fees or fumbling with cash—just more time for you to run your club.

And introducing PayPal...

To provide this service, The FA has partnered with globally-trusted online payments provider PayPal. You may already use PayPal in your daily life – millions of people do. If so, you’ll know how safe, secure and simple it is to use.

Our aim is to reward your devotion to the game by making your work simpler.

And when we say reward, we really mean that. You can look out for offers and rewards throughout the season from PayPal to reward your teams’ managers and players for using Matchday Payments.

By linking with PayPal, we’ve joined forces with the world leader in safe and secure online payments. Like us, they are dedicated to making busy lives simpler. The security and ease of PayPal comes at one affordable, transparent fee per transaction.

Your club’s players (or their parents) just need a PayPal account to pay. With 24 million PayPal users in the UK, chances are many already have one. If not, creating a PayPal account is free and takes only a few minutes.

To access The FA Matchday App's payment service you will need to set up a PayPal business account for your club. Download our helpful guides and watch our how to video to get started.

How to get started?

To start giving & accepting payments on The FA Matchday App your club needs to create a PayPal business account for your club. Club officials download our guides below to see the easy steps to setup & visit the Whole Game System finance tab to get started.

PayPal guide for 8 clubs or fewer

PayPal guide for 9 teams or more

PayPal guide for Charter Standard clubs

Visit Whole Game System

Once your club is set up Players can set up a PayPal account through the app and Managers can begin to collect match fees from all your players at a touch of a button.

Still not sure? Watch our how to setup video or view our FAQs. Otherwise you can get in touch with us below:

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