Football Victoria (FV) is pleased to release details of its team entry and player registration fees for season 2019.
Following five consecutive years of no fee increases, Football Victoria has adjusted its component of the player registration fees for 2019 in line with CPI, taking into account the recently announced changes to the National Registration Fee (NRF) by Football Federation Australia.
Notwithstanding this adjustment, social football player registration fees for junior and seniors will remain unchanged, and that MiniRoos Girls (U7-11) teams will continue to carry no entry fee.
All other team entry fees for 2019 have been adjusted in line with CPI.
A clear focus on growing the game
Football Victoria has a clear agenda to support the ongoing growth and development of our game in Victoria. That means maintaining an obsessive focus on and investing in the health and prosperity of the 340-member clubs across the state – making sure they remain strong and have the resources and ongoing capability to keep serving their communities.
With that in mind, an important initiative has involved the introduction of the Football Victoria Club Engagement Program. The success of this program, both current and future, depends on increased investment so that we can keep expanding the program in a way that provides even stronger support for our clubs through 2019 and beyond.
Another area of focus for Football Victoria continues to be on growing participation numbers – across all levels, ages, genders, cultures and abilities. This requires both a concerted effort and additional investment in the right capabilities and dedicated programs that enable us to actively engage local and state government officials in an effort to secure more funding for new and improved football facilities. This is critical for our game if we’re to meet the demands our clubs face every day, and particularly as participation numbers continue to grow.
We’re pleased to say that this effort has begun to reap some early wins, following the recent announcement by the Andrews Labor Government of a $20 million extension to The World Game Facilities Fund. This is in addition to the $5 million committed earlier this year and comes on top of various other State Government funding initiatives that have seen in excess of $77 million in additional projects funded for a range of clubs and communities across the state.
Our local government partners have received funding through The World Game Facilities Fund, the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund, the Female Friendly Facilities Fund, the Regional Growth Fund, the Growing Suburbs Fund and also the Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme. These funds have been allocated towards 48 grassroots football facility projects across Victoria, benefitting more than 50 clubs so far. We thank our local government partners which have contributed over $50 million into these projects.
This level of investment is a first for Victorian football and it marks a tremendous step forward for our game, helping to deliver improved facilities and much-needed football infrastructure across the community, particularly as the game continues to experience strong growth at all levels - especially among women and girls.
Reinvesting on behalf of our clubs and participants
While the funding boost is welcome, we know there is so much more that can be achieved if we, as a football family, work together.
That’s why 2019 will see increased investment by Football Victoria in the marketing and promotion of our game, along with a focus on growing our commercial and grants revenue to reinvest back into the game.
We’ll also continue to provide high quality programs, benefits and services to clubs and participants across all Football Victoria sanctioned competitions, and we’ll be investing in our digital capability including a new FV website to be launched soon, a new national online registration portal, and a new competition management system.
And, building on the success of the FIFA World Cup and leading into next year’s AFC Asian Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup, Football Victoria remains committed to making football accessible to as many people as possible, thereby increasing participation at all levels of the sport – particularly among women and girls and for the many multicultural communities who bring a unique flavour to our game.
We’ll continue to work in the interests of the Victorian football family to ensure we can enable that growth in a responsible and sustainable way.
Football Victoria has a clear commitment to supporting our clubs and growing the game on behalf of the hundreds of thousands of people who take to football pitches every season – year in, year out.
We also look forward to introducing other opportunities and greater access for these and other members of the community to participate in recreational formats of the world game.
Thanks, as always, for your continued involvement and support.