Well lads im finished in college for good there in the past few weeks , do i have to apply for a green card in order to go over to the States to play football and try get a job or whats the story??? Any help would be great
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wexford7 Posts: 2 Wexford 29/02/2012 14:07 New york football clubs looking for players?
Hi i am an intercounty footballer hoping to spend a few months in new york this summer. I was just wondering how to go about getting set up with a gaa club out there that might assist me in playing or getting a bit of work while i am over there. Any help would be great.
You will be aware that An Coiste Bainisti made a decision at their last meeting that all players who seek to receive a sanction to the North American, New York or Canadian County Board areas must obtain insurance cover from the GAA before a sanction can be granted.
This insurance cover will cost €40 and sanctions will not be processed going forward unless this insurance has been purchased, and receipt of purchase is submitted with a sanction application
Therefore, players who wish to receive a sanction to the NACB area, New York or Canada (or a Weekend Authorization in the case of New York) will need to purchase their sanction insurance at www.gaa.ie/sanction insurance where the €40 fee can be paid by Laser, Visa or Mastercard. After completion the player will receive a receipt by email. If the Sanction request is submitted by post, this receipt must be printed out and attached to the request; alternatively if the sanction is submitted by email this receipt must accompany the sanction form.
Where an individual is not in a position to register online, Postal or Money Orders to the value of €40 can be attached to postal requests.
I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you that any player who has been included on an Inter County Senior Championship panel in 2012 (i,e. whose name is on the list submitted to the Referee for a Championship game) is not eligible for a Sanction to the North American County Board Area, unless he holds a valid J1 visa or meets the requirements to obtain same...."