Northern NSW Football (NNSWF) has once again tangibly demonstrated its commitment to ensuring that the region’s largest sport remains as affordable as possible for families.
NNSWF CEO David Eland is pleased to inform all stakeholders, in particular community players across Northern NSW’s seven Member Zones, that the Board of NNSWF has resolved not to increase the NNSWF component of player registration fees for Season 2017.
This is the second consecutive season that fees have remained stable through effective financial management which has led to the organisation’s ever decreasing reliance on registration fees as a source of revenue.
NNSWF remains on track to deliver a positive financial performance once again in 2016, with the major contributing factors being;
- Continued revenue growth through the Lake Macquarie Regional Football Facility and Football FIVE5;
- Member Zones and individual member clubs continued support of First Touch Football Supplies; and
- Established partnerships with major sponsors including Newcastle Permanent Building Society, NNSWF’s Official Partner of Community Football.
The following NNSWF Player Registration Fee (exclusive of GST), which remain unchanged from 2015 will apply in 2017;
- Entry Level (5-7yrs) – $13.10
- Juniors (8-11yrs) – $24.91
- Youth (12-18yrs) – $34.00
- Senior Amateur (18+) – $104.54
The NNSWF Player Registration Fee includes the provision of a Sports Accident Support Program for all players and a comprehensive suite of essential insurances for clubs, coaches, volunteers and match officials. The balance of final player registration fees for 2017 will be made up of;
- a Football Federation Australia (FFA) levy, which will be $11.45 for Entry Level, Junior and Youth age groups and $22.73 for Seniors (stable since 2014)
- a Member Zone component determined locally by each of NNSWF’s Member Zones, and finally
- a Member Club levy, determined locally by the respective community club.
‘In 2016, the average final total registration fee for Entry Level players across Northern NSW for community football was $113,’ NNSWF CEO David Eland said.
‘In detailed research undertaken by Sports Business Partners on behalf of the FFA, the average fee across all of the age categories in Northern NSW was $212, this compared to a national average of $348.’
‘It’s easy to look at a figure like this in isolation and make a personal judgement on it being expensive by comparison to other sports or recreational activities as a one off expenditure at the start of the season,’ Eland said.
‘But it is important to consider this figure in the context of weekly training sessions and regular weekend games, which equate to a minimum of 30 participation opportunities across a season, which from as little as just over $3 per session, provides exceptional value week to week for participants in our game.’
‘In addition to the maintenance of NNSWF’s component of registration fees, we will continue to work collectively with Member Zones and their clubs in order to continue to deliver football as cost effectively as possible to all participants within Northern NSW,’ Eland concluded.