The Covid-19 pandemic has effected all our lives greatly. Many of us have experienced hardship and turmoil during these very difficult times. I hope that all of you recover and look to a promising future.
Our football club has obviously endured difficulties and uncertainty. The football community has obviously resigned itself to no sport for quite a few months until the recent announcement by both Federal and State authorities allowing us to restart training and a possible competition.
For many reasons, our club committee with feedback from our coaches have decided to not participate in the 2020 season due to the shortfalls outlined below:
· More than 70% of our parents and players have made the decision to forgo the 2020 season because of the risks, restrictions and uncertainty posed by the restricted return. Many feel that a reset button has been pressed in their own lives and will return for the 2021 season with the hope things return to normal.
· We do not have enough numbers for each age group to nominate teams in the proposed shortened season.
· Financially our club cannot subsidise player registrations or sustain field & floodlight hire to council because of the loss of registration money. Our main sponsor, Auburn Sports Soccer Club (ASSC), whose money we heavily rely on to help pay for the above, is not able to support us because of the massive revenue loss they have experienced.
Any members who have paid registration fees (not including the Kids Vouchers) and require a refund of the difference, please contact the club to organize the repayment. Otherwise paid fees can be held as credit for next season.
We hope that all our members understand this was a sad decision to make, but it is the right decision considering the environment we are in and the status of the club in the current situation.
We encourage all our members to come back next year when registration restart in February for bigger and brighter season of Football.
Regents Park FC Committe