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Offline gratlog

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O.P. « 2009-Feb-01, 03:35 PM »
I know a lot of forum members have kids playing sport.

Must be hard for some families.

http://www.news.com.au/couriermail/story/0,23739,24990032-5007190,00.html

I was President of a large junior club some years back and it was really cheap to play then.   $60 for the year but they got to keep their jerseys plus the got a team photo and trophy at the end of the year.  We also put on a free party for everyone at season end. We still had enough to build a new clubhouse and maintain high quality fields.

What changed it a lot was the insurance after 9/11. Now I'm told that you have to even pay to watch your kids play. Incredible.

My grand kids love their sport and are just lucky that their parents can afford for them to participate, but gee I feel sorry for the kids who cannot get involved.

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« 2009-Feb-01, 03:42 PM Reply #1 »
Christ, i saw this heading and thought don't tell me Old Larsy has his kick in junior sport as well. Than i noticed its a Gratlog posting.

 :sad:  Now I'm told that you have to even pay to watch your kids play. Incredible.  :sad:



I find that abit hard to believe ?

Offline woodywob

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« 2009-Feb-01, 03:48 PM Reply #2 »
my son started playing soccer last year ...... under 8's ...... cost was around the $400 mark ........

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« 2009-Feb-01, 03:56 PM Reply #3 »
Christ, i saw this heading and thought don't tell me Old Larsy has his kick in junior sport as well. Than i noticed its a Gratlog posting.

 :sad:  Now I'm told that you have to even pay to watch your kids play. Incredible.  :sad:



I find that abit hard to believe ?

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Offline BurntToast

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« 2009-Feb-01, 03:57 PM Reply #4 »
Just signed my boy up for soccer yesterday (u6's), $120 - but $20 of that gets refunded at the end of the season if you volunteer for stuff like coach/manager/canteen etc. and then $7 per game. Still has most of his kit from last year, got him some new boots though, all sizes only $20 through the club which is cheap (includes trophy and end of season party at the end of the year too gratlog, and they've just built a new clubhouse, lol... have to pay for our photos though).

Of course he also has swimming lessons at about $12/w (runs most of the year), and Tennis $7/w during the school terms... so it all adds up.

My youngest turns 3 in another month, he already does swimming too, but will have to start him on other sports in another year or so, lol.

Offline gratlog

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« 2009-Feb-01, 04:58 PM Reply #5 »
BT, it will all be worth it when he signs up in a few years time with one of those Pommie soccer clubs.

Matt, in Townsville you had to pay to watch the kids play Rugby League and now my son lives in Albury and I think it is the same for the Aussie rules


Offline titans2007

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« 2009-Feb-14, 03:54 AM Reply #6 »
it cost 120 dollars in townsville to play league, but only50 dollors in albury go figure

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« 2009-Feb-14, 07:46 AM Reply #7 »
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Offline OldLarsy

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« 2009-Feb-14, 07:52 AM Reply #8 »
 :wtf: has that got to do with Junior Sport?

Offline BurntToast

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« 2009-Feb-14, 07:56 AM Reply #9 »
There seems to be a lot of variance in prices because a lot of clubs include different things to others... club memberships is a big variable - some clubs probably don't even have a clubhouse, while others are quite extravagant - most sporting clubs include membership for both parents. Some places also include the weekly game fee in the signup cost, while others (most), charge you an additional $7-$10 a week for games. Then you've got things like bals, bags, shirts etc. that some clubs include too...

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« 2009-Feb-14, 07:59 AM Reply #10 »
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Offline Hamish Crayfish

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« 2009-Feb-14, 08:01 AM Reply #11 »
Also depends on sponsorship which usually can be a big subsidy on rego fees.

Then again, some clubs like to accumulate money for bragging rights. Other more sensible clubs put their money back into equipment and improvements.

Also some clubs include gear (shorts, socks, polos, training singlets) etc into rego fees whilst others have it as an extra cost.
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Offline titans2007

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« 2009-Feb-14, 08:02 AM Reply #12 »
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Offline Hamish Crayfish

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« 2009-Feb-14, 08:04 AM Reply #13 »
Looks like we have a newly registered serial pest on our books  :mad:

Offline titans2007

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« 2009-Feb-14, 08:17 AM Reply #14 »
my daughter wants to play junior golf at school, she was told she required a 36 handicap, meaning I have to pay 100+ dollars for a school sport, so much for free education

Offline Hamish Crayfish

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« 2009-Feb-14, 08:23 AM Reply #15 »
People should do some elementary homework before they have kids which will tell them that kids cost money !

I am sure that your daughter does not have to play golf, but can play a cheaper (or free) sport at school.

It is also free entry into most restaurants, but if you wanna eat, you gotta pay !

Offline titans2007

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« 2009-Feb-14, 11:38 AM Reply #16 »
My daughter works at macdonalds and gets A at school, all sports have to be excellent at and even my son who is triling for albury hockey team is not allowed as teacher does not know him.

Offline Sporty

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« 2009-Feb-16, 10:20 AM Reply #17 »
Yeh shes not cheap....this year i've put Brooklyn who as just turn 6 doing tennis...as well goes to judo...at the gold coast pcyc...loads of activites there for kids...Tiffany who is 8 now...she does Phyiscal culture...dancing ....only been doing it a year she as and made the the national titles running 3rd...and also does cheerleading....volin classes...$$$$$$$$$$... :sweat:....but there worth it... :love:.


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