The Board of The Gap Football Club continues to focus on keeping our fees as low as possible. Last year we committed to transparency in where we were spending the revenue we generate from junior registration fees and we are continuing that commitment for the 2019 season.
In 2018 the new part-time paid position of Administrator was introduced to help us with the ever-increasing workload that is straining our core volunteer base. This proved to be a very successful initiative and will continue this year.
Approximately 2% of the junior revenue will again be used to support our men's first team and we are now seeing senior players commit their time and energy in support of junior teams.
Football Federation Australia (FFA) have raised their fees for 2019 by $1.40 to $14.00 and we are now paying them approximately 3% of the junior revenue. Football Brisbane (FB) and Football Queensland (FQ) appear, at the time of setting the fee there had been no indication they would change, to have held their fees steady for 2019 and sit at 5% and 7% respectively of junior revenue.
The junior section has decided to administer all referee fees from U6 to U16 through club payments into bank accounts and therefore no cash will be collected on game day as has happened in previous seasons for our Miniroo referees. This has meant we have put through a $20 rise in Miniroo fees to account for this.
We have also made the decision to issue sublimated playing strips for all our junior teams in part to maximise sponsorship exposure and align with our club strategy that everyone plays in the same colours and strip. Last season we only had sublimated playing strips for teams or age groups that had a sponsor. Again this rise in expenditure has been accounted for in the 2019 fees.
Table of fees
Please note that the names of the fee packages may change prior to the January 2020 registrations opening.
|U8–11 – Komodos||$490|
|U5–11 Siblings||$320 or $340|
|U12 HPT players||$575|
|U13–16 HPT players||$795|
|U12–16 Divisional players||$490|
|*Includes referee fees|