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The Sports People category is a UK work permit category for professional sports people who intend to work as professional sports people in the UK. The Sports People category is part of the Tier 2 work permit system.
The Sports People category is only open to high-level sports people and coaches who are sponsored by a club (or a professional sports team) that has an Employer Sponsorship Licence issued to sponsor professional athletes.
To qualify under the Sports People category, professional athletes and coaches must:
Successful applicants under the Tier 2 Sports People category must pass the Tier 2 points test and will be issued a certificate of sponsorship by their employer. Once this certificate is received, the applicant can apply for entry clearance to the UK from their home country.
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