Work demands make it difficult for sporting professionals to manage their own finances.


Champion Accountants take on the responsibility of assisting clients with their personal accounting and tax affairs throughout every stage of their career.

We are proud to act as advisors to the PFA (Professional Footballers Association) and count a number of international professional footballers, football managers, cricketers and rugby league players as clients.

Our skilled sports team have an in-depth understanding of this sector and years of experience in problem solving and providing expert guidance. We look beyond the present day, helping clients plan for future years, ensuring peace of mind regarding their own and their family’s financial security.

We can assist with:

  • Accounts preparation and bookkeeping services
  • Self-Assessment and tax compliance
  • VAT advice and preparation of VAT returns
  • Tax planning
  • Domicile and residency issues
  • Image rights, endorsements and merchandising contract issues
  • Professional footballers pension scheme
  • Career-end insurance


Paul Brides
Paul Brides
Head of Tax & Payroll


“I’m very grateful for the work the Champion team have done for me over a number of years. I have always had a great service from them.”

James “Jimmy” Anderson, England’s International all-time leading wicket-taker


“Champion Accountants has helped me manage my money for more than 15 years. My advisor, Paul Brides, has seen me through a number of changes in my career, and has guided me financially at every step.

“From managing an injury pay out at the end of my playing career, to annual tax returns, ensuring my holiday home works as an investment and now sharing advice as my daughter launches a new business, Paul has always understood how to operate in my best interests. Although he’s my tax advisor, he gives me a complete service. I can get in touch any time and know that I’ll receive a prompt, considered, expert response.

“Overall, Champion has been brilliant. I’ve been really happy with the service I’ve received, and I trust them and value their help without reservation.”

Gary Rowett, Personal Tax Client

For more information about how champion accountants can help,

Contact your local champion office today.