A number of concerns have been raised regarding the recent increase in playing membership fees from £10/Month to £15/Month for the upcoming 2018/19 season.
These concerns have centred around the justification and necessity to raise fees this year and how the individual membership fees will be spent.
We would like to try and outline the reasons for the increase and hopefully in doing so alleviate some of the outstanding concerns.
Grassroots football clubs are survived by their priceless volunteers, members and the local business community. After a worrying period where the club nearly folded, the newly formed committee implemented various policies and a development plan that will hopefully ensure the sustainability of the club. One of these policies was the Membership fee policy. This comprised of a fee needed by members to cover costs of opportunities for participation and the everyday running of the club. This included league fees, tournaments, referee costs, travel costs, pitch maintenance and occurring league costs, an example of which are our training fees which cost over £12,800 alone. Kilmore Rec is a community club with the overarching aim of providing opportunities to play football at all age groups, social inclusion and the foundation to develop players to progress.
Every single playing member for Kilmore Rec will pay a monthly fee of £15 – this ensures sustainability. Despite this rise we are still one of the cheapest clubs in the area and we believe this fee offers real value for money. KRFC is a not for profit organisation and any monies made will be reinvested back into the club and community. We are operating a community of practice model and aim to ensure KRFC remains at the heart of the Crossgar community.
Any concerns over membership pricing please do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, the club wishes to advise that we are continuously looking for volunteers to help progress further our great club.
Kilmore Rec FC Committee