Poole: 01202 663600
New Milton: 01425 610166

Please note: Princecroft Willis and Francis Clark have merged. Although it is ‘business as usual’ this site will not be updated and will be phased out over the coming months. For all the latest information please visit the Francis Clark website.

Professional Sports People

Princecroft Willis has acted for professional sports people for many years; lead director Martin Aldridge, in particular, has been involved for over 20 years having been a member of the British sailing team and a windsurfing World Champion in 1991. Martin's children compete at Junior and Youth Level within Royal Yachting Association National Sailing Squads.

We currently look after the affairs of a number of Olympic gold medallists and many athletes from numerous sports, delivering tailor made services while combining a professional and practical approach with a realistic and commercial understanding of the issues athletes encounter.

Our experience has given us an understanding of this specialist client group and we offer a comprehensive range of services, from a tax return to a full management service handling all the financial responsibilities of our sporting clients. This provides security and ensures that tax does not become an excessive cost or distraction - allowing our clients to fully focus on their sport.  We are also actively involved with our clients to ensure they make the most of and retain as much of their sporting income as possible so they can ultimately retire with financial stability.

We have substantial experience in:

  • offshore matters
  • athletes who become non-resident
  • tax planning with image rights and the use of trusts.

At the other end of complexity we assist our clients to:

  • obtain mortgages as there is little understanding within financial institutions how lottery or governing body funding works
  • complete financial forms issued by UK Sport
  • comply with HMRC when required
  • consider incorporation of businesses
  • ensure that their affairs are structured as tax efficiently as possible
  • VAT registration.

In addition to working with athletes themselves, we provide guidance and assistance to Sports Clubs, Associations and Coaches.

We strive at all times to do whatever is required to allow clients to focus 100% on reaching their goals, and in a small way share in their success.