The cost of administering football in Queensland will drop as a direct result of the Future of Football 2020+ reforms, reducing governing body fees for every participant and halving the FQ team fees for more than 500 teams in community competitions across the state.
Football Queensland President Ben Richardson confirmed that governing body registration fees would be reduced in every region and the registration process would be simpler for participants.
“As promised, the once-in-a-generation Future of Football 2020+ reforms have resulted in the reduction of governing body registration fees throughout Queensland,” said Richardson.
“Affordability was one of the four key areas we outlined in our Reform Process Implementation Plan, which was published in our Recommendations Paper in March.
“Football Queensland has delivered on this promise, implementing a streamlined approach to service delivery across the state, reducing duplication and unnecessary administrative costs by more than $1 million.
“Previously, participants paid a Football Queensland registration fee as well as a zone fee. Now, the zone fee has been eliminated and nearly 50 different tiers of zone registration fees have been reduced to just three across Queensland: MiniRoos, Juniors and Seniors.
“In regional Queensland, there will be no increase to team licence fees even as clubs transition from their local Premier Leagues to the new, connected FQPL system.
“One of the key outcomes of the reform process is that all revenue from regional venue fees and Zone Legacy Funds will be retained locally to support the delivery of regional infrastructure upgrades, facility costs and improved local services.
“The pandemic has created difficulties across the Australian football economy, but here in Queensland we are proud to have lowered the cost of football while delivering record participation growth.”
FQ CEO Robert Cavallucci said the reduction in registration fees has been complemented by the recruitment of key personnel to service regional participants.
“At the centre of this reform process is a commitment to continue to grow the game and lowering the cost of football for participants, with a focus on delivering better services to our football community,” said Cavallucci.
“Moving to a streamlined administrative model has reduced unnecessary layers of administration, allowing Football Queensland to make strategic investments to bolster local service delivery.
“Football Queensland staff from across the state have embraced the new, more agile organisational structure which places participants at the heart of everything we do.
“2021 has been a pivotal year in this critical reform process and we look forward to working with the football community in 2022 as we continue to unite the game in Queensland.”
|PARTICIPANT CATEGORY||2022 REGISTRATION FEE (including GST)|
Football Australia’s National Registration Fee ($14 for Juniors, $33 for Seniors, $67.75 for Professional) will remain the same in 2022.