How to sell or to buy an athlete and not go into negative? Briefly about the "transfers" in our sport. A case from the work at the Congress of the Armwrestling Federation of Poland this year. ()
Actually, this is not just a transfer, but only a hint at it, but we are sure that the topic will definitely be raised at the next FAP meeting. But this situation with the change of club colors can occur sooner or later in any other (even European) armwrestling federation.
However, in this text is about the Polish realities.
So, how to "sell" an athlete?
Or even how to "buy" an athlete? This question is more interesting.
I have on my desk a document prepared by a law firm dealing with sports law. The document consists of several densely written pages and contains a bunch of problems...
These problems do not concern the armwrestler, but the football player, who is eleven years old! Eleven years! This child changes the club in a small town to a club in a larger city. The lawyers are full of work because of this, parents have exhausted kilometers of nerves, coaches are ready to gnaw each other's throats. A football player eleven years old!
Do we want such things in arm-wrestling? Or is it better to agree in silence?
We need to think hard!
Now Poland, in my opinion, is not a "state of law", but "the state of lawyers"... Even in so obvious things - you can not get a divorce without a lawyer. But we can only try to change something in our sports world.