On occasions, we get asked by members or those considering joining the club as to “what do the fees/subs account for”? It’s a fair question.
FC Twenty11 is funded by members subs, community grants and sponsors:
Community grants (link) are pivotal to the club’s sustainability. The community grants provided by CERT, NZ Community Trust and Christchurch City Council etc enable the club to purchase replacement equipment, offset some coaches fees and operating costs. This requires many hours of reviewing grants, submitting formal applications having met a series of requirements, then reporting on the costs and outlay from the club. We want our community actively engaged in local sport. To do this, we need these grants to enable the club to reduce membership fees for more people to play and enjoy the game.
Sponsors (link) enable the club to purchase or off-set some costs. A couple of 2019 examples being RayWhite’s sponsoring all the junior player of the day trophies, New World Ilam’s sponsoring of chocolate bars for the First Kicks and Fun Football player of the day award and Mega Mitre 10 Hornby’s purchasing of twenty (20) Youth coaches jackets to keep our volunteer coaches warm during training sessions and games. Our Mens Premier League was kindly sponsored by Sheet Metal Solutions (SMS) enabling the team to receive new shirts. We are always on the lookout for local businesses in a position to sponsor the club. If you are in the position to assist, please email Admin@FCTwenty11.co.nz.
The remaining costs are funded by members through their subs. FC Twenty11 has always tried to keep the subs as low as possible.
Please find below the breakdown of the 2019 costs across the various operational categories eg. Mainland Affiliation fees, Insurance fees, Facilities (field lights for training) etc.
Please note: The above table includes gross costs, excluding any community grants or sponsorship attained. For example, if we receive a grant for coaching this would reduce our coaching costs.
With Covid-19, and the subsequent lockdown, all community sports clubs will be faced with some tough decisions. There will be limited community grants available and some businesses will no-longer be in a position to sponsor their local club. With a potential shortened season this will limit our revenue options while still incurring ongoing operating costs; putting more pressure on the local community clubs to remain sustainable during and beyond this crises. We are very grateful to all those involved in the club – our volunteer board members, coaches and helpers that assist the club through their time and passion for the sport.
We thank you, our members and guardians, for your continued support and look forward to resuming football within our community as soon as possible.
FC Twenty11 Chairperson