French clubs visit UEFA

UEFA has been explaining its activities and other European football issues to representatives of the union of French professional football clubs.

Representatives from French clubs at UEFA headquarters in Nyon
Representatives from French clubs at UEFA headquarters in Nyon ©UEFA.com

UEFA has been explaining its activities and other European football issues to representatives of the union of French professional football clubs, UCPF, in the latest of a series of planned visits by clubs throughout Europe.

UEFA presentations
In the meeting at UEFA's House of European Football in Nyon, the presidents of French first and second-division clubs and UCPF delegates heard various presentations by UEFA's directors and departmental heads covering the broad palette of the work undertaken by European football's governing body.

Variety of issues
Presentations focused, among other things, on the local training of players, financial running of clubs, European club competitions and their formats and marketing, the governance of UEFA and European football, and UEFA's relations with Europe's clubs, leagues and players' bodies. The French delegates also held discussions with UEFA President Michel Platini.

More to come
Clubs from Spain have already been to Nyon for similar presentations and discussions, and it is planned that representatives of professional teams from other European countries will also be invited to UEFA's headquarters for such gatherings in the future.