About Burnley FC Former Players Association

The BFPA is an independent non profit-making organisation governed by a Constitution and managed by former players and others with specific skills.


They provide a comprehensive range of Health & Welfare support to all former Burnley players and not just retired players. In addition to our primary purpose, our operations also include running the “Vintage Clarets” charity football team, organising sporting & social events, supporting other charitable & community events, maximising commercial opportunities for former players, and developing our links with Burnley Football Club, the business community and Burnley supporters among many other things.

Dedicated to improving the quality of life for former players and their families

Since the formation and with the invaluable assistance of both the Professional Footballers Association (the players union) and Burnley Football Club, the Burnley FPA has been able to help a number of former players who have required it, this will remain the core purpose of our existence. From the beginning, business standards have been applied to the management of the association that continues to operate as a very professional, efficient and effective organisation that is respected throughout the UK and now, as members of European Group of Former Players Associations (EFPA), in Europe.

The Burnley FPA provides the platform for members to renew friendships and make new ones through its annual calendar of sporting and social events, which has been instrumental in reuniting hundreds of former players from all over the world. Whilst participating in many of these events, former players are also supporting a primary objective of the association, which is our commitment to raising funds for charities and worthy causes.

The Burnley FPA is also geared to provide support to all types of community projects and corporate events such as dinners, seminars, conferences, product launches, golf days or any other event that may be helped by the personal appearance of former Burnley players. Burnley Football Club has a proud history and a bright future. Burnley Former Players Association continues to champion both with distinction. 

The Constitution

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Our Constitution
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Meet The BFPA

Veronica Simpson

Geoff Salter

Peter Briggs

Andrew Greaves

John Deary

Roger Eli

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