Kew Football Club has been in existence since 1876. For the 2020 season, we planned to field 2 women’s teams, 3 men’s teams and a men’s under 19’s team. As always, there is a significant effort and cost involved to start the pre-season in November and continue through into the new year. Now more than ever we need the support of our community to get through this year and be able to start afresh in 2021.
In 2019, our running costs were in excess of $220,000. Player subs accounted for 25% of this. Sponsorship and club memberships accounted for 30%, with rest raised through canteen sales, and functions.
In 2020, our sponsors, members and players have been fantastic in supporting us again, but our ability to raise funds through other avenues is almost zero. The impacts of Covid-19 have resulted in lower player sub payments, and no capability to run fundraising functions.
Nevertheless, the club has been incurring expenses since 1 November 2019, the start of our financial year. These are the normal expenses associated with pre-season and starting the new year, such as
· player insurance
· VAFA and other fees.
Our VAFA fees have been significantly reduced, however there is still a cost to continue to support the association, as well as be ready to start again for season 2021.
Ongoing financial stability of the club is extremely important and requires a huge amount of work behind the scenes by our volunteers. We have set a target of $30,000 and are asking our wide community to help secure our position for a restart and into the future. All donations to the Kew FC Future Fund through the Australian Sport Foundation are tax deductible. So please donate today!