Fees

Fees for the 2023 Season are being assessed by the Board and will be released later this year.

The Grange Thistle Board have decide on the level of playing fees and charges for the 2022 Season.

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 season will open in early January 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 current for the 2022 Season.

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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.

Club Fees

Grange Thistle Football 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 2022. This includes all fees and charges passed to the Club by Football Federation Australia (FFA) and Football Queensland (FQ).

2022 fees pay for Football Association fees

  • FFA/FQ – corporate fees including player insurance, registration, competition and referee development fees 

Refund Policy

The Club refund Policy can be found within the online registration process and under the Policies & Procedure page of this site.

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 (Football Australia),

  • State Registration Fee (Football Queensland)

  • Player Insurance.

  • Football Queensland - Team Coach Registration

  • Football Queensland - Small Sided Games Team Leader Registration

  • 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 MiniRoos (U6-U12) 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.