From 2016 onwards, any person wishing to act as an agent on behalf of a player must be registered with the DRA.
The definition of an agent is someone who carries out "Agency Activity" on behalf of a Player: "Agency Activity" acting in any way and at any time in the capacity of manager, agent, representative or adviser to a Player, either directly or indirectly, in any aspect of the negotiation, arrangement or execution of any kind of commercial arrangement including any sponsorship arrangement.
Any person who carries out Agency Activity must be registered with the DRA.
If a player uses a person who is not a Registered Agent to carry out Agency Activity they are in breach of Rule 4.1 of the DRA Rules.
The initial registration fee is £500+VAT and the annual renewal fee is £250 inclusive of VAT.
The process to become a Registered Agent is to complete the application form and follow the guidance.
For applicants to be a Registered Agent who live outside the UK please contact the DRA at firstname.lastname@example.org before starting the process.