We offer the best value for money Registration fees in the Football Brisbane competition. Why can we do this? We can do this because we have a hard-working group of volunteers- groundsmen, canteen operators, cleaners, facilities operations, coaches, managers and sports trainers- who put in a huge amount of volunteer time which in turn saves enormous amounts of money for our club.
We are also fortunate to have a core group of sponsors who assist us greatly with our bottom line and thus subsidise to some extent the cost of registration. Then there is our partnership with QUT FC/Sport which provide a significant proportion of our total playing numbers thus ensuring that for those people, their fees are reduced even further.
As we enter into our sixth year as a re-birthed Football Brisbane club, we are committed to providing quality football services to our players at budget rates.
Payment of Fees
North Brisbane FC recognises that for a number of our players, particularly university students, finding all the money up-front to pay fees can be quite a challenge. Consequently, anyone who is experiencing financial hardship, can apply to the Treasurer to enter into a payment plan. However, before any player will be allowed to play in a fixture match, they must have paid at least 50% of their fee and have a payment plan in place for the balance that is owed.
Please note there is a $30 discount for full payment of fees by the end of February 2020 ($500 total payment).
How to Register
All registrations are done online. Go to the Play Football website and click on register and nominate North Brisbane FC as your club. From there just follow the prompts. If you experience difficulties registering contact us via our Facebook page for further assistance.
How to Pay
Players can choose to pay through the FFA online Payment system. If doing so, you need to pay the entire amount of $530 (or $500 if you pay on or before the end of February 2020). Note that for the 2020 season, the credit card charge is 1.1% of the online payment.
Players can also choose to pay their fees directly to the club. You can do this by choosing the “Offline Payment to Club” feature when registering online and pay via the following options:
North Brisbane FC, like other Football Brisbane clubs, does not generally provide refunds to players unless they request de-registration prior to playing a fixture match. In these cases, a full amount of refund will be given, less a $50 administration and training fee.
Once a player has played a fixture match, no refunds will generally be made. That is because the Registration fee covers a range of “sunk” costs which the club still incurs even if a player ceases to play. The Treasurer may in exceptional circumstances decide to refund registration fees in whole or in part.
Where a player is allowed to pay in instalments, the full amount of the registration fee is owing once the player has played at least one fixture match. Where a player decides to cease playing before the full fee is paid, the balance is still owing and payment of the debt will be pursued if necessary (ultimately at the player’s cost) through QCAT.
Volunteering and Player Expectations
As a smaller club, we do not mandate volunteer levies or rosters. However, like other clubs, we are always in need of volunteers to cover a range of duties such as team managers, coaches, canteen, grounds, working bees, fundraisers etc.
The committee puts in a huge amount of volunteer work around the club but they can’t and shouldn’t always be the ones to do it all, especially with the increase in the expected number of teams for 2020.
No committee person gets paid a cent for their efforts - they do it to help the club and importantly keep player costs down. To help keep these costs down, we expect to see every player contribute a few hours of their time at least once during the year.
Lastly, as a club our fundraising strategy has consisted of Bunnings BBQ days and our annual Trivia Night which has become quite the occasion. There is a clear expectation that players attend at least our annual Trivia night (only cost $20 and you get a great feed).