UHY Hacker Young | Chartered Accountants


At UHY Hacker Young Manchester, we have a long established and growing client base of professional athletes. 

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.

Nationally, 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.

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 understand your business is complex and 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; and
  • fundraising.

Our services to sporting individuals

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.  If you are a professional or former professional sports person, coach or manager we have the expertise to cater for every need.

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.

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 further information on the accounting and support services that we can provide, or to discuss your specific circumstances, please contact us.