UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants


Across the UHY Group, we advise a variety of clients within the sports sector, from providing individual players and athletes with personal tax and financial planning advice to auditing and advising clubs, government bodies, coaches and agents.

Our experience extends across many professional sports including, football, rugby, golf, cycling, cricket and motor racing. We also act for a number of health and leisure clubs across the UK.

We recognise the challenges that sporting professionals and businesses face and, whilst we appreciate that each client’s sporting circumstances are unique, there are a number of financial and business issues common to most professional athletes of which we have a deep understanding.

Our services to sporting businesses

Through years of experience working with community amateur sports teams through to the top professional clubs in sport, we understand the challenges you face and how best to overcome these issues. From gyms and leisure centres to clubs, government bodies, coaches and agents, we are able to provide you with the support you need in dealing with your financial affairs.

We can support your business with the following services:

  • Audit and assurance;
  • Corporate tax compliance and planning;
  • Corporate finance and financial modelling;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Business restructuring;
  • VAT planning;
  • Fundraising; and
  • Corporate recovery and insolvency.

Our services to sports individuals

Whether at the beginning of your career or entering retirement, we understand the pressures of being a sportsperson and so aim to simplify your financial affairs and offer the guidance you need to make informed decisions – leaving you to focus on what you do best.

We advise a number of clients in the sports sector across the UK; including cyclists, cricket players, premiership footballers, athletes and world-renowned rugby players and whether amateur or professional, we are able to provide the support you need. The long term relationships we have developed with these clients have enabled us to understand the challenges faced by sports individuals, and to offer advice based upon real understanding and experience.

The services we regularly provide include:

  • Specialist advice on image rights;
  • Termination payments;
  • Employment status;
  • Personal financial planning advice;
  • Personal tax and tax investigations;
  • Remuneration structures;
  • Pension planning and investments;
  • Wealth management; and
  • Overseas players’ packages.

The next step

If you would like to discuss the accounting and advisory services that we can provide, please contact our specialist Glenn Thomas.