Beecroft Football Club Fee Policies
Refunds and COVID
At the moment, it remains unclear whether the season will proceed. If the season is cancelled, a refund procedure will be implemented. We are currently awaiting information on the refund policy of the association.
The association has fixed costs (e.g. office staff) that we will need to contribute to. We are currently unsure about insurance and other money that has been paid on players behalf.
Be assured that we will refund every cent that we possibly can and that the club will take a revenue neutral approach to this. As the situation progresses, we will update our position.
The standard refund policy is suspended for this season as being no longer applicable (as all dates are on the assumption of a normal April start).
Please be patient as we do our best to ensure we balance everyone’s right to as full a refund as possible with ensuring we have a club and association next year.
Refunds will be provided according to the time-frames below:
- Requests received prior to payment by the Club of player insurance and initial registration, i.e. typically 1 week prior to the season commencement, will be entitled to a Full Refund less any costs incurred.
- Requests received after the season commences but before the last Friday in May will be entitled to a 40% Refund.
- On or after the last Friday in May, No Refund will be given.
For families who register multiple players, there is no discount for the first three registrations.
- The fourth and subsequent registration/s will receive a 30% discount. An email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the names of the family members so the Registrar can arrange for a refund of fees paid for the discounted amount.
- Family Discounts do not apply where one of the first three registrations is a Committee Member ‘Free Registration’.
- In recognition of the time involved in running the Club, all Committee Members receive 1 free registration, which they can apply to one family member of their choice.
- This is contingent on the Committee Member fulfilling their duties adequately and attending 75% or more of all Committee meetings.
Players may join the Club after the season has commenced or wish to transfer from another club prior to the end of May deadline. These people will often request a reduced fee due to less time on the pitch or fees already paid.
- For a player signing up late in the season, the Club is still liable for full association fees and registration as well as usual fixed costs i.e. strip and running costs of the club, so in general, no discount will be offered.
- However, if it is in the Club’s interest to have the player join i.e filling a gap in a team lacking players or if the player is keenly sought by the team involved, the Convenor, Registrar and Treasurer may decide on a reduced fee which should not be less than the association fees + 20%.
- For players transferring from another club, the GHFA will refund their original club half their membership fee but not the insurance fee and will charge us the full membership and insurance. They should seek a partial refund from their original club. We will usually charge them full fee however clause 3 will apply.