Blue Square Bet
Published 14th May 2012
....allow Football League clubs to secure large sums of money for developing young players – whilst non-League clubs don’t receive a penny.
League clubs are able to claim six-figure sums to invest in from the youth and community development fund for bringing through their own talent.
And Carter believes the current system makes it a false economy for non-League clubs to produce players of their own.
“It’s ridiculous that clubs like Accrington Stanley can claim £400,000 in money when we can’t claim a penny,” said Carter.
“League clubs benefit from parachute payments and all other manner of incentives as well so it only serves to widen the gap between this division and the one above us.”