There can be some variation between clubs registration fees. Examples of contributing factors could be:
– Local Council ground hire fees
– Incorporation of weekly referees fees within clubs registration fees
– Inclusions such as clothing, equipment, or extra coaching
For more information on registration fees ask your club for a breakdown on what is included.
2. Club philosophy
Do you feel the club provides a positive environment for players and parents?
Are boys and girls of all abilities welcomed at the club?
Do club officials, coaches and managers ensure that players are able to enjoy their football experience in a safe and positive environment?
The MiniRoos portal provides players, parents and coaches with all the information they require regarding MiniRoos.
3. Focus on safety
Is there a focus within the club on providing a safe playing and training environment for players?
This will include having club members trained in first-aid, adequately stocked first-aid kits being readily accessible and clubs carrying out match day inspections aimed at preventing injuries to players as well as harm to others present at the venue.
4. Accredited coaches
Does the club engage appropriately accredited coaches capable of delivering safe and enjoyable training sessions?
For more information on community coach education please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/getinvolved
5. Child Protection
It is obviously most important that children are in a safe environment when joining a football club. All clubs must adhere to the FFA Member Protection Policy and ensure that any adult working with children in roles such as coach or manager must have undertaken the appropriate working with children checks, in line with the relevant Child Protection legislation in each state or territory.
To view the FFA Member Protection Policy please visit www.footballaustralia.com.au/insideffa/statutes