Online registration for players wanting to play for Thirroul JFC in the 2017 season will be available from Tuesday, January 3.
The registration fee for all Thirroul junior, men's, women's and amateur players in 2017 will be $160. This represents a $15 increase from last season.
Where a family has more than one player registering with Thirroul JFC the following scale will apply - $160 for the first two players and $130 for all other immediate family members. The $30 discount applies across the club for players in junior, men's, women's and amateur teams.
Thirroul JFC has taken the decision to increase the registration fee in 2017 to help offset the cost of drainage works undertaken on the two main fields at Gibson Park during the off-season.
The club contributed about $15,000 for the installation of slit drainage at Gibson Park, while the unavailability of the grounds for Summer 7s is estimated to have cost Thirroul JFC more than $20,000 in revenue.
It is a policy of Thirroul JFC that all players pay the same registration fee, whether they play Under 6s or First Grade for the Thunder or Thunderbirds.
However, the families of Mini Roos players (Under 6s to Under 11s) are not required to perform canteen duty during the season.
The cost for each Thirroul JFC player in the 2015 season was estimated to be approximately $288, comprising of:
* Football South Coast Capitation fee, which includes fees imposed by FFA, FNSW and FSC
* Wollongong City Council Ground fees for playing and training at Gibson Park
* Referee's fees
* Maintenance costs, including electricity, equipment and field maintenance.
The difference between the cost of playing and the registration fee charged by Thirroul JFC is funded through canteen takings, sponsorship and fund raising activities.
Further details about how to register online will be posted here before January 3.
Registration Days will also be held at Thirroul Bowling, Recreation and Leagues Club on Saturday, January 28 and February 4, between 10am and 2pm.