SOUTH YARRA SOCCER CLUB 

2021 COVID-19 RETURNS POLICY 

 

POLICY PURPOSE 

This policy outlines the refund that will be made available to members of South Yarra Soccer Club (“The Club”) as part of the process led by Football Victoria (“FV”) for the 2021 Season. 

BACKGROUND 

Due to the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the football season in Victoria could not be completed. We were approximately 74% through the season (this calculation includes pre-season as the Club incurs costs from this point onwards) when the most recent lockdown came into effect. With extensions of this lockdown, it was announced that the season would not be completed.  

Due to this, Football Victoria (“FV”) announced that a refund policy to all the clubs would be released. The FV’s refund policy can be found at this link 

Unlike last year, SYSC will be able to refund/credit a portion of the Club fees (Table A – $ SYSC Refund Per Player) alongside the refund that has been received from FV (Table A – $ FV Refund Per Player). 

THE CLUB’S COSTS FOR 2021 SEASON 

This season, the Club has incurred costs for the following: 

  • Coaching fees 
  • Administration and sponsorship fees 
  • Equipment fees 
  • Food and beverage fees 
  • Clubhouse preparation fees 
  • Registration fees 
  • Team registration fees 
  • Referee fees 

WHO IS THIS POLICY FOR? 

This policy is in the benefit of members that had registered to play in an FV competition team at South Yarra Soccer Club. To be eligible for this policy, the following criteria must be met: 

  • You must have registered to play at South Yarra Soccer Club 
  • You must have paid your registration fee in full 
  • You must not have received a discount from the Club for your membership (early-bird does not count as a discounted fee) 

THE OPTIONS  

As in 2020, there will be 3 options available for members that are eligible for the Club’s refund policy. The options are below:  

  1. You can donate the amount related to your membership in Table A ($ Refund per player) to the Club to help cover general expenses that are required to operate the Club – including equipment, ground hire etc. 
  1. You can carry forward the amount related to your membership in Table A ($ Refund per player) to discount your membership fees for 2022. This would be a direct credit for the same amount as listed in Table A ($ Refund per player)  
  1. You can request the amount related to your membership in Table A ($ Refund per player) to be paid back to you into a nominated bank account. 

Please note that if you registered after the season commenced, you will need to contact secretary@southyarrasc.com.au as we will need to manage each situation on a case-by-case basis.  

REFUND/CREDIT AMOUNT 

Table A 

Competition 

FV and SYSC Fees & Credit 

 

$ SYSC Refund Per Player 

$ FV Refund Per Player 

Total Refund/Credit 

Metro Juniors (12-18) 

$281.30 

$18.70 

$300 

MiniRoos  (11 and Under) 

$244.10 

$10.90 

$255 

Senior Club – All Members* 

$94.40 – 81.20 

$25.60 – $38.80 

$120 

*Note: The Total Refund/Credit amount was averaged out across all Senior Club members due to: 

  • Varying lengths of pre-season and season lengths 
  • Costs incurred by the club varied slightly across all teams

With all the above considered, the refund amount differences were very similar and so the General Committee agreed to average the total amount received by each member in the Senior Club.  

PROCESS TO RECEIVE REFUND/CREDIT 

To receive your refund/credit, please follow this link and fill out the form. This form must be completed by October 31, 2021. If you have not completed this form by October 31, your answer will be assumed to be a donation to the Club. 

All refunds will be transferred to your nominated bank account before November 30, 2021.