The window for players to make switches ahead of the 2018-2019 Barbados Football Association Domestic Season just got smaller. A mandate handed down by FIFA, the governing body for the sport has seen the local association forced to bring forward the original date to close the transfer window.
Originally opened on August 2ndand set to run till October 5thfor the Barbados Premier League and December 7th for Divisions One, Two and Three, a new date has been set for all tiers in the upcoming season. Due to a 12-week maximum stipulated by FIFA for transfer periods, the window is set to close on October 24th for the Premier League, lower leagues, as well as Youth competitions.
With the Women's League window closed and the competition already underway, that competition will not be affected.
Youth players also have an opportunity to make moves between clubs via signed consent forms. However, with the Guardian Group Youth Tournament getting off the ground this past weekend, players who would have played in the opening games at the Wildey Turf on September 15th, are not eligiblefor transfers.
The Premier League is also set to have a one-day window opened on December 7th for any last-minute business where all transactions must be completed by midnight. All applications for international transfers must be communicated to the Barbados Football Association within the transfer period. Players who have legal status from the Barbados Immigration Office are not considered as overseas players and are not required International Transfer Certificates. They can be registered as normal.