Article 6 Duties of the clubs - Women's Champions League

Regulations of the UEFA Women's Champions League

Content Type
Competition Regulations
Enforcement Date
1 May 2024

On entering the competition, participating clubs agree:

  1. to play in the competition until their elimination and to field their strongest team throughout the competition;

  2. to play all matches under the direction of a head coach who holds the minimum coaching qualification as defined in the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations for UEFA Women’s Club Competitions, who is confirmed as the head coach by the relevant national association and who is responsible for the selection, tactics and training of the team and for managing the players and technical staff in the dressing room and the technical area before, during and after the match. The assistant coach assists the head coach in all football matters and must hold the minimum coaching qualification as defined in the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations for UEFA Women’s Club Competitions;

  3. to stage and play all matches in the competition in accordance with the present regulations;

  4. to comply with all decisions regarding the competition taken by the UEFA Executive Committee, the UEFA administration or any other competent body and communicated appropriately (by UEFA circular letter or by official letter or email);

  5. to observe the UEFA Safety and Security Regulations for all matches in the competition;

  6. to stage each match in the competition in a stadium meeting the structural criteria of the stadium category required by Paragraph 33.01;

  7. to comply with the monitoring requirements set out in the UEFA Club Licensing Regulations for UEFA Women’s Club Competitions;

  8. if appropriate, to confirm that the artificial turf meets the applicable FIFA quality standards and to send the UEFA administration a copy of the required FIFA licensing certificate issued by a FIFA-accredited laboratory no more than 12 months before the entry deadline;

  9. to indemnify, defend and hold UEFA, its subsidiaries and any LOS and all of their officers, directors, employees, representatives, agents and other auxiliary persons free and harmless against any and all liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, claims, actions, fines and expenses (including reasonable legal expenses) of whatsoever kind or nature resulting from, arising out of, or attributable to any non-compliance by the club or any of its players, officials, employees, representatives or agents with these regulations;

  10. to make every reasonable effort to make the players nominated for the respective UEFA season honours available for the relevant award ceremony, and (except in exceptional circumstances) to make the UEFA player of the match available for interview after the relevant match;

  11. to cooperate with UEFA at any time – and in particular at the end of each match – in the collection of items from the game and players' personal items that could be used by UEFA to create a memorabilia collection to illustrate the heritage of the competition, to the exclusion of any commercial use;

  12. not to represent UEFA or the competition without UEFA’s prior written approval;

  13. to update the UEFA administration in writing within 14 working days about any facts and information related to the admission criteria (see Paragraph 4.01) that have changed since the admission of the club (including changes affecting the official entry documents);

  14. to inform the UEFA administration about any disciplinary procedure opened against the club and/or its players and/or its officials by its association and/or its domestic league for allegedly arranging or influencing the outcome of a match at national level; the same applies for any football-related procedure opened by a state authority against the club and/or its players and/or its officials based on the criminal code.


The club may use its name and/or logo provided all the following requirements are satisfied:

  1. The name is mentioned in the statutes of the club;

  2. If required by national law, the name/logo is registered with the chamber of commerce or equivalent body;

  3. The name/logo is registered with the club's association and used in national competitions;

  4. The name/logo does not refer to the name of a commercial partner. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the UEFA administration in case of particular hardship (e.g. long-term existing name) at the reasoned request of the club concerned.

If so requested, the club must provide the UEFA administration with the necessary evidence.


By entering the competition in accordance with Article 4, each club authorises UEFA, UEFA subsidiaries and their respective suppliers and partners to:

  1. conduct such activities as are reasonably required for the proper delivery of the commercial programme for the competition, including, in particular, media production (including live and non-live media coverage of the club’s team, players and officials); and

  2. enter the club’s premises (including the relevant stadium) for the purposes of such media production and all related activities, both during and outside of the actual match.

The activities mentioned above are defined in Chapter XIII, Chapter XIV and Annex E of the present regulations and in the UEFA Women's Champions League Club Manual.