What your subscription pays for:
Member fees are decided by the committee at either the AGM or an SGM. Revenue from membership fees enables the club to operate and run a community youth football club paying for equipment, match and training kits, playing and training facility hire, coaches kit, insurance, league and county FA affiliations, referees, member trophies, website, staff qualifications, and many more elements.
It is important to note that the fee is payable to become a member of Maidenbower Colts Football Club and in return, Maidenbower Colts Football Club provides football activities on a regular basis during September to August defined as a planned weekly training session. Although Maidenbower Colts Football Club strives to include every player member in matches it must be recognised that the fee does not guarantee the player a place in any of the Maidenbower Colts Football Club match day teams.
This may be because there is no team available for the member to play matches in or there is no matchday manager for a team or the Team Manager feels that it is in the best interest of the player to participate in training only. In these instances, the membership fee is reduced by 25%. If the player starts to play regular matches, we will as for the membership fee to be paid at the full amount.
Members must recognise that events beyond Maidenbower Colts Football Club control (e.g weather, staff availability, league structures) may affect the number of training sessions and matches that Maidenbower Colts Football Club can deliver. Maidenbower Colts Football Club does not provide any refund mechanism in these events.
New prospective members are welcome to attend up to two training sessions before they pay a fee in order to trial Maidenbower Colts Football Club. No Maidenbower Colts Football Club player must play in any match for Maidenbower Colts Football Club unless they are a full member and paid the relevant fee.
The period that the membership fee covers is a full year. The membership year runs from September (month 1) to August (month 12). If any member leaves Maidenbower Colts Football Club during the year they can apply to receive a refund if their annual membership fee was paid in advance.
In these circumstances, a pro-rated refund e.g. member joins in September (month 1) and pays £120 and then leaves in February (month 6) the refund will be 50%.
Any member not paying the membership fee without prior written approval from the management committee may be suspended or expelled from Maidenbower Colts Football Club.