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Being a volunteer gives you confidence, enables you to make a difference, meet new people, be part of the community, learn new skills, take on a challenge and most importantly have FUN!! Albion Park Soccer Club is full of AMAZING people who give their time freely for the benefit of the club. But we know there are more of you out there, we need YOU!
The canteen is a major revenue stream for the club and to open and operate it at its full potential requires all of us to roll up our sleeves and pitch in. The canteen proceeds are to support paying our referees, trophies and end of year presentation. As it stands now, including the loss of income from the recent wet weather, we have not been able to reap our usual finances to pay for the referees, trophies and presentation day.
We are calling for volunteers who are willing to assist to manage/operate the canteen for a couple of hours on weekends. It is really easy to learn the ropes and experienced volunteers will always be on hand to train you. A team roster will always be created for all homes games to ensure there is ample assistance. We just require one (or more) person to take charge.
If you can assist in any manner, or are aware of someone who may be able to help, please contact Reg on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadly, our Canteen/BBQ will remain CLOSED on game days until we can find a canteen manager.
Good afternoon parents and players,
Please read carefully information provided below by Football South Coast in relation the competition summary update as of 27th May 2022. The links provided will give you further information based on each competition, starting with the FSC Competition Summary.
As a committee, we fully understand everyone's frustration at the current wet weather and ground closures. We are also super keen to kick off our season at Terry Reserve, but please know we are working very hard behind the scenes with Shellharbour City Council and FSC to have as many games played as possible in the interim. We thank you for your continued support and patience during these unprecedented times.
Note: When downloading the Excel spreadsheets, please ensure you use the tabs at the bottom of each sheet to provide you with the revised rounds.
FSC Competition Summary Update - 27th May 2022:
Revised Community League: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1K2LeXZA_O3Gwaf7O_aJD-cizlzevLHEvvY2Y28-y9os/edit?usp=sharing
Revised Junior Competition: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/14sFJ9SjJCFwbbz5CD9qk7IuMcRrPQ4SoU4fxIW4Aw1A/edit?usp=sharing
Revised Women's Competition: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Kr2abwGv5-L77YnELk0JF3prL04BGsXdjYyAUeR8UC8/edit?usp=sharing
Furthermore, FSC have provided the following statement:
Dear Member Clubs As per our last correspondence we indicated that 28 May would be the assumed resumption date. Unfortunately the continued wet weather has meant there are still a number of grounds that are not operational and/or unavailable. On Thursday 26 May, we had a conference call with FNSW and all other associations - the pain of the weather is being felt across the state and we are certainly not alone.
The State Cup is likely to be cancelled and a lot of associations stated:
• the focus was on the number of games and many would cancel final series.
• There was an increasing number of insurance claims as a result of injuries caused by spectators slipping on fields and walk ways, etc - this may have an impact on fees in the future.
As a result of recent discussion with Councils and other key stakeholders, we have attached the following:
• A summary document with the way forward for the remainder of the season
• Competition grids for Community League, Women and Juniors indicating the proposed scheduling
Refund Information and Fee Breakdown
Here are some key points to be considered in relation to refund requests by players:
* Player Registration Fees comprise of fees from a number of organisations. This includes; Football Australia, Football NSW, Football South Coast and the local Club component. These together make up the total player registration fee.
* As an example an Under 13 player within the Junior competition will pay fees as follows; $14 to Football Australia (FA) via a National Registration Fee (NRF); $23 to Football NSW (FNSW), $35 to FSC and the club retains their portion of $90. In this example the total registration fee paid by the player is $162 and for many junior players the Active Kids Voucher subsidises $100 of this fee.
* Refunds cannot be obtained on the $100 Active Kids Voucher.
* Each organisation will have their own policies in relation to potential refunds and credits. FSC's policy can be found in the FSC Registration Regulations.
* Many other associations include referee fees and ground hire in their fees - this is not the case for FSC. This is paid for by Member Clubs. Therefore there are associations who may cancel rounds and will not incur ground hire fees and referee fees and as a result they may be able to provide refunds or fee reduction the following year.
* In 2020 and 2021, $190,000 was rebated by FNSW and FA and was passed to clubs, however there is unlikely to be any refunds / rebates for 2022 as recently advised by FNSW
* In relation to FSC Fees specifically we note the following:
o FSC fees are one of the lowest in the state this is because player fees are subsidised by the many other programs run by FSC (ie School Holiday Clinics, Summer Football, 5 A Side, etc). These programs have also been impacted by the weather and have therefore impacted on the ability to provide any reduction on fees;
o On average across all clubs FSC collects 17% of player fees, 22% is collected by FNSW and FA and the remainder, approximately 60% is collected by our clubs; and
o Our FSC necessary expenses will continue to apply regardless of the impacts of the weather this includes rent, electricity, staff costs, insurance and other overheads. In fact some parts of our business are extremely busy (eg management of Ian McLennan Park). In every other aspect FSC staff are working extremely hard behind the scenes to reschedule games, amend draws and provide timely updates to all of our stakeholders.
In addition, please note FA, FNSW and FSC components cannot be refunded for players whose deregistration was finalised after 30 April. The Club component or part thereof can be refunded after this date as per your own policy.
We thank you for your continued patience and understanding. We will also look to provide relevant information to our registered players with some clarification on the season plan and fee breakdowns.
Yours in football,
Football South Coast
FSC Competition Summary 27th May 2022
All sessions deliver a safe, fun and inclusive environment with the key focus on providing additional coaching opportunities to supplement what the players receive from their team coaches. This is a 5 week program ($50.00) offered to all registered Under 8 to Under 11 players APSC players only.
Football South Coast has released the first two rounds of the 2022 draw. The draw can be viewed on the Albion Park Soccer Club Mobile App https://albionparksoccerclub.teamapp.com/ Please note only two rounds are currently available for viewing.
This App has a multitude of functionalities including the latest club news, draw, ground locations, documents, links to social media platforms, our apparel store and much more .....
NOTE: The commencement of Round 1, set to begin on the weekend of 23rd April, is dependent on the weather and grounds reopening. Your coach and manager will have all latest information emailed to them by the club when we find out more details in relation to training and Round 1 – they are always your first point of contact for information relating to your team.
Lastly, if you notice an error in the draw on the App, please email email@example.com
* Junior Boys - Ages 5+
* Junior Girls - Ages 5+
* Women's Youth League - Ages 17-21
* All Aged Women (Open)
* Women’s Over 30’s
* Men’s All Aged (Open)
* Men’s Over 35’s
Our 2022 fees are reduced as an act of GOODWILL due to the shortened season incurred by the COVID pandemic. Every age group has a $20 REDUCTION on last fees and also includes one FREE pair of socks per player.
Do not forget your ACTIVE KIDS REBATE voucher PRIOR to registering online for a $100 discount.
Register at www.playfootball.com.au and select ALBION PARK SOCCER CLUB
Check out this website for further registration information by using the 2022 'Registation tab in the menu.
REGISTRATIONS CLOSES SAT 5th February - 2:00pm sharp.
Not too sure when the playing starts? Here is the playing calendar for all age groups.
Please remember all players must register and pay online PRIOR to the closing date of Saturday 5th February 2:00pm to ensure they are placed into a team.
Registration at www.playfootball.com.au - selecting Albion Park Soccer Club.
Are you 13 years or over & interested in becoming a Referee?
Being a referee you will get to keep fit, develop your management and communication skills, build a network of friends, all whilst being paid and enjoying the game you love!
Level 4 Referee Courses are OPEN!
Date & Venue: 12 & 13th Feb at Harry Graham Park, Figtree
APSC committee strongly encourages all our coaches/managers to register for this coaching course.
Reimbursements of the $90.00 fee will be given to 2022 coaches at the completion of their course.
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CONGRATULATIONS to Sophia who is the Major Prize winner $1,000 from IMB Bank Moment of the Week competition.
Albion Park Soccer Club also wins $1,000 - brilliant news!!
Based on information received from the Chief Health Officer, here are some key points in relation to the easing of restrictions from this weekend 26th September 2020:
Interregional community sporting competitions may recommence without restricting these activities to regions or zones, provided there is a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place
More than one parent may now attend community sporting activities if physical distancing of at least 1.5 metres can be maintained between people that are not from the same household
Non-essential adults should continue to be excluded from sporting activities
Community sports organisations and participants should continue to avoid shared travel arrangements such as car pooling and bus travel
Continue to minimise gatherings before and after the event
Ensure strict compliance with all other elements of the COVID-19 Safety Plan.