Registration Fee Policy
Set fees to be as low as possible and fair to all players whilst maintaining the financial viability of the club.
The club has limited sources of revenue, typically:
Whilst we enjoy the support of multiple sponsors, the reality is that this is a small component of the club's expenses that have risen sharply in recent years with respect to ground hire, Association Charges (especially from Council Fees rising by 8% per year) and insurance costs contributing the majority of these increases.
Sponsorship within the current economic climate is difficult, but we have been successful in obtaining a couple of generous sponsors, but they don't always last. New Sponsors are needed. Small or large amounts do help in maintaining our expenses.
Fundraising for the club has been discussed at length with players and parents in recent years. The Club in the past few years had incorporated fundraising in the Fees but this has been dropped in favour of the older model of season fundraising, through Raffles.
Fundraising will also be conducted through Gala Days and Fundraising evenings during the season.
Costs through Council Fees and Association Fees have risen sharply in the past couple of years and the cost of providing resources such as new Nets are user pays from Councils and have risen.
So the Fees have been adjusted accordingly, whilst attempting to keep them reasonable for players.
The balance of the expenses must be met by registration fees. The executive must budget for a small surplus and therefore calculate the fees basis to ensure the financial viability of the club as well as the fee structure being fair in its distribution across age groups and competitions played in.
1. JUNIOR FEES 17-18:
In2 Cricket $100.00.
U8s to U12s will be $200.00
U13s to U14s $250.00.
Junior Club Turf Players U15s to U17s $350 (Includes full Clothes Pack of Training gear and Shirts.)
Ensure that the policy is prominent on the website.
At the commencement of each season, ensure that the fees are communicated along with what the fees pay for (eg shirt etc) as well as the fundraising component.
The policy and guidelines will be reviewed every two years and incorporate comments and suggestions from children, parents and volunteers.