As a community club, the majority of our funding is provided by the player registration fees, and all of the effort is supplied by our hard working volunteers.
Our other (and important!) sources of funding come from fundraising, sponsorship, and donations.
All income and expenditure at the club is allocated to either the Juniors (ages 5 to 18, which includes the MiniRoos) or the Seniors (ages 19 and over).
Player registration fees
Each player at the club pays a registration fee, which covers the following items:
We operate two ongoing fundraising areas – the Canteen & BBQ, and Merchandise (which operates principally as a cost recovery model to allow all players as best access to clib merchandis as possible)
Teams undertake rostered shifts in the Canteen and on the BBQ each weekend of the winter season.There is also a lot of crossover between these two areas, as families from the whole club purchase items from these two places.
It would be very difficult to determine which portion of a sale should go to Juniors or Seniors!
We also will run additional fundraising events throughout the year.
The income from all fundraising is used to purchase additional items to help our players, such as:
- Coach development and training;
- Equipment to help players’ development;
- Items to assist the club’s operation (for example, a larger container).
One example of an additional fundraising event was the Trivia Night held in 2014, which raised a total of $3,730 profit for the club.
As for spending fundraising monies, we purchased the 40ft containers for storage at Waramanga Oval. We can also use it to assist teams represent the club at interstate competitions.
Sponsorship and Donations
We do receive sponsorship and accept donation monies, which are usually directed towards assisting a particular team.