Fees

The Grange Thistle Board will decide on the level of playing fees and charges for the 2020 Season shortly.

 

The Board is committed to maintaining a moderate fee status and aims to keep the Football Club fees affordable for as many families as possible, while at the same time meeting the expectations for our members and improving the quality of the facilities and football services offered to our members.
 
It is important to note that playing fees paid by members at Grange Thistle do not cover all the cost of running this Club. The remainder comes from sponsorship, clubhouse income and fundraising events. Even allowing for these initiatives, the playing fees are still in line with other Clubs at the same level.
 
Online Registrations through the FFA's Play Football system for the 2020 Season will open in early January 2020 and we look forward to welcoming returning and new players to the Club for what promises to be another exciting year for the Club.

The Following Fee information is from our 2019 Season and will be altered once the Grange Thistle Board have determined the new rates.

The fees do not include transaction fees that may be charged by financial merchants for online payments.

* Variation in Fees may occur if a paid Coach is required.

2019 Club Fees

Grange Thistle Football (Soccer) Club is a not-for-profit organisation. However, we need your financial support in order to be the Club we are and to participate in playing football.

 

After review by the Club Board, registration fees have been set for 2019. This includes all fees and charges passed to the Club by Football Federation Australia (FFA), Football Queensland (FQ) and Football Brisbane (FB).

 

2019 fees pay for Football Association fees

  • FFA/FQ – corporate fees including player insurance

  • FB – registration, competition and referee development fees 

 

Where Does Your Money Go?

Unlike many other sports in Australia, Football (Soccer) is not subsidised in any way by any Government, Sporting or Administrative institution. All costs associated with the running and management of the Club are the responsibility of the Club. Financial contribution of volunteers in Coaching Roles, Team Managers Roles, Management Committee, Executive Committee and Administration save our members more than $500,000 in costs every year. Without these volunteers, the cost of playing at Grange Thistle or any other Football Club would increase by more than $900 for every junior and senior player currently in the Club. Fees paid to join Grange Thistle are used to pay for the following items:

 

  • National Registration Fee (FFA),

  • State Registration Fee Football Queensland

  • Player Insurance.

  • Football Brisbane Registration Fee

  • Football Queensland - Team coach Registration Fee

  • Football Queensland - Small Sided Games Team Leader Registration Fee

  • Grange Thistle Football Club membership

    • Full membership for 1 parent/caregiver and Associate membership for the other.

    • The membership entitles you to hire the Club for private functions if available, without having to pay the Hall Hire Fee.

    • For more details, contact the Club Manager or President

  • Team Photo Presented at Year-End Valued at $15 - Juniors Only

  • Individual Player Trophy Valued at $15 - Juniors Only

  • Technical Director’s Wage

  • Director of Coaching Wages

  • Coaching Staff Wages

  • Canteen Staff Wages

  • Senior/Junior coaching licenses to upskill coaching staff

  • Buildings and contents insurance

  • Public Liability Insurance

  • Council fees (water)

  • Field Rental

  • Miniroos / Grassroots Refs course / Senior / Junior coaching licences

  • Maintenance and purchasing of coaching/playing equipment

    • playing jerseys, balls, cones, bibs, portable goals, ladders, pump, line marking machine, nets, corner posts, whistles, linesman flags, etc. etc.

  • Maintenance of Club Facilities & Office Equipment

  • Upkeep of Computers, Printers

  • Maintenance of Equipment in Canteens and Bar

  • Security Systems Costs

  • Electricity – field lights, clubhouse & canteen

  • General field maintenance throughout the year

  • Weekly Line Marking

  • Yearly Maintenance of fields including re-turfing, fertilising and aerating fields

  • Training and provision of Small Sided Football (SSF - U6-U9) / MiniRoos (U10) Referees

    • this is a decision taken by the Club Board to encourage involvement of up-and-coming junior players into refereeing.

    • All junior referees receive a small match payment.

If full payment of fees is an issue, please contact the Club Manager or President to discuss alternative payment plans.

Grange Thistle Football Club © 2018. Designed by Connor Rainbow.

Contact
Email

info@grangethistle.com

Phone

Office: 07 3356 8553

Club Manager: 0420 972 044

Mailing Address

PO Box 72, Alderley 4051, QLD

Location

Lanham Park

Prince Street, The Grange

Queensland, 4051

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon