Professional Player Contract

Professional Player Contract 

What is the difference between a Professional and an Amateur Player?

Article 5.1(b) of the National Registration, Status and Transfer Regulations (NRSTRs) provides that “a Professional is a Player who has a written contract with a Club, under which he or she is paid more than the expenses he or she effectively incurs to play football for that Club”. 

The NRSTRs further state that the contract must be in the form of the Professional Player Contract (FA Prescribed Form NRR05) and the body of the contract must not be amended. 

Article 5.1(c) of the NRSTRs provides that “An Amateur is any Player that is not a Professional. A Club may pay or reimburse a Player any expenses incurred by that Player without affecting his or her status as an Amateur, including but not limited to travel, kit, equipment or insurance premiums. If, however, an Amateur is paid or reimbursed more than $115 a week by a Club, the onus is on that Club to satisfy the Competition Administrator [Football West] that the amount paid accurately reflects the expenses incurred by that Player. If the Club fails to satisfy this onus, that Player will be deemed to be a Professional.”


Football West Guide to Completing the Professional Player Contract (NRR05)

Football West has created a guide to assist both Players and Clubs when completing FFA Prescribed Form NRR05 – Professional Player Contract.

Please click here to view this guide.

NRR05 – Professional Player Contract (Single Season)


NRR05 – Professional Player Contract (2 Year )


Prescribed Form 18 - Amateur Declaration form

Prescribed Form 18 - Amateur Declaration form

NRR09 – Mutual Termination of Professional Player Contract

Should a Player and Club agree to the early termination of the Professional Player Contract, a Mutual Termination of Professional Player Contract Form (FFA Prescribed Form NRR09) must be completed by both the Player and the Club and submitted to Football West for processing.

Please click here for the Mutual Termination Form.

NRR06 – Transfer or Loan of Professional

NRR 06 2011 Transfer or Loan of Professional.pdf (

For further information regarding the process of transferring or loaning a professional player, please contact Football West’s Competition Team via club support or dial (08) 6181 0700.

For the most recent version of the National Registration, Status and Transfer Regulations can be found here: National Registration, Status and Transfer Regulations Football Australia Document