Member Benefits

Information Guide 2013

WHO WE ARE

Football Federation Victoria (FFV) is the ONLY official governing body for the sport of football (soccer) in the state of Victoria. FFV is a not-for-profit sporting organisation, which reinvests funding to continually develop the sport in Victoria. Our members are part of the broader football family, both nationally & internationally.

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OUR MEMBERS

322* football clubs across the state are stakeholders of Football Federation Victoria (FFV). If you play, coach, or actively volunteer at any of these clubs you must register as a member on the MyFootballClub National Registration System.

Accredited officials, or referees, are also recognised as members. * Number is to the end of 2012 and varies every year.

BECOMING A MEMBER

To become a member of the football family you must play, coach, or volunteer at an affiliated FFV member club. FFV welcomes applications from new clubs every year, including existing clubs which participate in non-affiliated competitions or leagues.

The new club application form can be downloaded from the FFV website: www.footballfedvic.com.au

WHAT WE DO

We are in business to deliver the best possible football experiences & opportunities to our members.

We strive to do this through:

OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE

FFV is represented by 72 employees to deliver the following to its members:

The administration of weekly football matches*, including the development of appropriate rules of competition and the production of annual football fixtures for male & female players aged 8 and over;

The appointment of up to 3 accredited referees per match to facilitate a safer & more enjoyable participation experience*;

User-friendly websites & administration systems, such as the MyFootballClub National Registration System, Competition Management System & Club Finance System;

The delivery of FREE education programs & resources to coaches, referees & club volunteers;

Assistance in applying for various grants &/or scholarships, either offered through FFV or beyond;

Assistance in resolving disputes & member protection support; and

Promotion of the game through various channels & keeping members informed & updated on the game regularly through a dedicated communications department.

Members can expect a return phone call or email within 24 hours.

Members can also access information from the FFV website, FFV

Facebook or Twitter accounts.

* In some areas of the state these tasks are performed by affiliated regional competition administrators.

VALUE FOR MONEY

In addition to the outstanding customer service FFV prides itself on, members also receive:

Insurance coverage for the year of purchase (expires 31st December). This includes personal accident, public liability, professional indemnity & management liability insurance;

Access to FFA endorsed talent development pathway programs for players, coaches & referees;

Access to further coach education programs at heavily discounted & exclusive member prices;

Awards, including prize money, recognising outstanding team or individual performances every year;

Promotional resources & programs designed to attract new players to the game; and

Exclusive offers and priority access to Socceroos & A-League games.

Funds contribute to the running of national teams & competitions, as well as ensure the game can continue to be administered & developed at the local level.

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MEMBERSHIP FEES

Player membership fees are payable to the football club and can include charges for additional services provided by the club. Fees can vary from club to club.

A copy of FFV’s fee schedule is provided overleaf.

Active coaches and volunteers do not pay membership fees but must register online via the MyFootballClub National Registration System.

Before joining a club it is important to check whether it is affiliated or endorsed by FFV. Non-members do not have access to any of the services or privileges listed within this document.

Our Purpose

To advance the future success of the game in the state for the benefit of current & future registered members.

2012 STATISTICS

  •  There were 322 football clubs across the state
  • Close to 54,000 players played the game during the winter season
  • Close to 20,000 participated in Optus Small-Sided Football
  • Over 21,000 participated in Junior Competitions
  •  Over 13,000 participated in Senior & Veterans Competitions
  • Approximately 44,000 players were men & 10,000 players were women
  • FFV staff produced approximately 35,000 fixtures
  • There were over 1,000 accredited referees throughout the state
  • 11 facility development grants worth close to $1,000,000 were announced
  • Approximately 50 clubs received FFV administered grants, totalling $110,000
  • Over 530 members completed a FREE coach education course
  • Approximately 100 members completed a FREE referee education course
  • FFV delivered approximately 30 volunteer training & information sessions

FFV Official Partners

  • Supaturf
  • Abel Sports
  • Winning Edge Presentations
  • Physiohealth
  • Team App
  • RMF
  • BullyZero

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