SANFL, in a united decision with the AFL and all other State Leagues, has made the decision to postpone the 2020 Football Season.
From November 1st, 2019 SANFL will introduce a Player Registration Fee for all registered Club Participants in Football in SA. The fee will be charged at the time of registration on the SportsTG Membership platform and will be compulsory for all players across SA to become registered for the upcoming season.
The fee will be charged in two categories – Senior Football Player (18 and above) and Junior Football Player (below 18) based on the players age at Jan 1 in the year of competition.
Senior Player Registration Fee – $15
Junior Player Registration Fee – $10
Through consultation with Community Football Leagues SANFL have agreed to freeze these fees for 2 years.
At the end of the 2021 season a review of the Player Registration Fee will be conducted, with feedback from key stakeholders across Community Football tabled for consideration.
Players are a key stakeholder in the game and the future growth and sustainability of Football in South Australia is a team effort.
Currently SANFL invests $3M per year into Grassroots Football through staff and programs that support the growth and sustainability of Football across the State. Programs such as Auskick, School Football and clinics, Mulitcultural Academies, Inclusive Programs, Coach Education, Club Development Programs and Facility Grants are just a handful of the programs and initiatives that benefit over 220,000 participants each year.
By paying a Player Registration Fee, players are supporting these programs and the future sustainability of football in SA.
Football is the number 1 Club participation sport in the state and has long being the most affordable sport to play in SA. With the introduction of the Player Registration Fee Football will continue to be the most affordable club sport in SA and South Australia will continue to be the cheapest State in the country for Australian Rules Football.
* Fee comparison is based on fees paid directly to the state sporting bodies. Information has been provided by participants and may vary.