Football Victoria have confirmed scheduled fee relief and refund proposals were sent to clubs on Thursday.
Fee relief and refund proposals that have been sent out to date include approximately $1 million in reductions, with over $600,000 for community competitions.
“Relief packages across all tiers of football have been funded by the foregoing of registration and participation fees that would have otherwise been due payable to FV for participation in 2020 competitions,” FV said.
“In determining the portfolio of these packages, FV has sought feedback from football stakeholders, including players, parents, clubs and associations.
“The packages are aimed at supporting the safe return to football at all levels and ensuring the viability of our 355 clubs and the game in Victoria more broadly.”
In a statement on Thursday, in regards to NPL clubs, Football Victoria said: “All NPL clubs received the initial proposal based on self-funding from within NPL revenues, without cross-subsidisation from other levels of football. It is noted this tier of football is impacted more than any other due to the current restrictions on crowds and further, the offer will cease if/when the State Government enables gatherings of more than 300 people.”
The governing body also stated there will be a 20% reduction on team entry and registration fees for those competing in senior state leagues. Senior women’s sides at a community level will have their team entry fees reduced by 100%, as well as a 50% reduction in registration fees.
Its position on junior and other community competitions such as the Men’s Metropolitan and Masters leagues, was still under review.
Football Victoria President Kimon Taliadoros claimed: “We understand that this has been a very challenging time for our community and would like to recognise the extraordinary efforts of our club officials and volunteers. We hope that these proposals assist clubs in getting back to playing our game.”