Football Queensland registration fees will drop in the Wide Bay region as participants reap the benefits of the Future of Football 2020+ reforms.
FQ President Ben Richardson said the implementation of the reforms have made the game more affordable and easier for regional Queenslanders.
“As promised, the once-in-a-generation Future of Football 2020+ reforms have resulted in the reduction of governing body fees throughout Queensland,” said Richardson.
“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.
“One of the key outcomes of the reform process is that all revenue from Wide Bay venue fees will be retained locally to support the delivery of regional infrastructure upgrades, facility costs and improved local services.”
FQ General Manager – Central Coast Region Andy Allan welcomed the reduction to FQ registration fees and said that participants would get more bang for their buck in 2022.
“The shift to a streamlined administrative model has minimised costs and allowed Football Queensland to make strategic investments to bolster local service delivery in our region,” said Allan.
“There will be no increase to team licence fees even as our clubs transition from the Wide Bay Premier Leagues to the new, connected FQPL system.
“We will also welcome a new Manager and a Club Development Ambassador in Wide Bay in 2022, which is a tremendous outcome for our region.”
2022 FQ Wide Bay Registration Fees
|PARTICIPANT CATEGORY||2022 REGISTRATION FEE (including GST)|
|Hervey Bay Venue Fees – MiniRoos||$73|
|Hervey Bay Venue Fees – Juniors||$87|
|Hervey Bay Venue Fees – Seniors||$85.50|
|Bundaberg Venue Fees – MiniRoos||$80|
|Bundaberg Venue Fees – Juniors||$95|
|Bundaberg Venue Fees – Seniors||$105|
|Maryborough Venue Fees* – TBC|
*Venue fees to be confirmed pending final leasing arrangements. The cost of managing football facilities is heavily influenced by local factors and is separate to the governance and administration of football.
Football Australia’s National Registration Fee ($14 for Juniors, $33 for Seniors, $67.75 for Professional) will remain the same in 2022.