Fee Policy

Effective January 2022
  1. Outstanding Fees
    • Outstanding fees includes all playing fees across winter, summer, social and indoor competitions, as well as volunteer levy and any other fees charged to the player.
    • Unless otherwise agreed between the Club and the player, any player with fees Outstanding from any period since 1 January 2018 will not be eligible for selection for any Club team in any competition until that player has either:
      • paid their Outstanding debt is paid in full; or
      • entered into a payment plan with the Club and paid the minimum payment in accordance with that payment plan.
    • The Club also reserves the right to inform Hockey Victoria that the relevant player is not financial and prevent any transfers to another club until fees are paid in full.
  2. Winter Season
    • Winter Season fees will be set by the Executive Committee after consideration of the Club Budget for the relevant financial year.
    • Winter season fees will include playing fees and a volunteer levy.
  3. Winter Season fees due date
    • By Round 4 of the Winter Season, each player must either have;
      • paid the Club’s fees for that season in full; or
      • entered into a payment plan with the Club and paid the minimum payment in accordance with that payment plan.
    • Any player that has not complied with paragraph 1 above will be considered to have fees Outstanding and be subject to paragraph 1.1 above.
  4. Winter Season cancellation:
    • Should the season, at no fault to the Club, be cancelled, abandoned or incomplete, a minimum fee will be charged to all players.
    • The minimum fee will be determined by the Club and will be calculated based on a range of factors, including whether or not Hockey Victoria and other suppliers discount or refund costs which the Club incurs or has incurred to operate. The Club reserves the right to charge full fees even if the season is cancelled in order to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Club for member’s benefit in future years.
  5. Winter Season Injury:
    • Should a player play less than 6 games in total in a season due to injury or injuries that player will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays 6 games or more then full fees are payable
  6. Winter Season minimum number of rounds:
    • Should a player stop playing hockey or moves to another hockey club and the player can no longer play for the Club during the season and play less than 6 games in total they will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays 6 games or more then full fees are payable.
  7. Winter Season Pre-season
    • Premier League and Premier League Reserve players are expected to attend pre-season over the period of December to February each year and as such $250 of total annual fees are due by no later than 28 February. Should the season be cancelled or a player be unable to play due to injury during the season this part of their total fees is not eligible for any refund.
  8. Summer Outdoor Season
    • Summer outdoor fees will be set by the Executive Committee after consideration of the Club Budget for the relevant financial year.
  9. Summer Season fees due date
    • By Round 1 of the Summer Season, each player must either have;
      • paid the Club’s fees for that season in full; or
      • entered into a payment plan with the Club and paid the minimum payment in accordance with that payment plan
    • Any player that has not complied with paragraph 1 above will be considered to have fees Outstanding and be subject to paragraph 1.1 above.
  10. Summer Outdoor Season cancellation:
    • Should the season, at no fault to the Club, be cancelled, abandoned or incomplete, a minimum fee will be charged to all players.
  11. The minimum fee will be determined by the Club and will be calculated based on a range of factors, including whether or not Hockey Victoria and other suppliers discount or refund costs which the Club incurs or has incurred to operate. The Club reserves the right to charge full fees even if the season is cancelled in order to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Club for member’s benefit in future years.
  12. Summer Season Injury:
    • Should a player play less than one third of the total games of the Summer Season (excluding any finals) due to injury or injuries that player will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays one third or more of the games then full fees are payable
  13. Summer Season minimum number of rounds:
    • Should a player stop playing hockey or moves to another Club and the player can no longer play for the Club during the season and play less than one third of the total games of the Summer Season (excluding any finals) in total they will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays one third or more of the games then full fees are payable.
  14. Indoor Season/s including Club Championships
    • Indoor fees will be set by the Executive Committee after consideration of the Club Budget for the relevant financial year.
  15. Indoor Season/s fees due date
    • By Round 1 of the Indoor Season, each player must either have;
      • paid the Club’s fees for that season in full; or
      • entered into a payment plan with the Club and paid the minimum payment in accordance with that payment plan.
    • Any player that has not complied with paragraph 1 above will be considered to have fees Outstanding and be subject to paragraph 1.1 above.
  16. Indoor Season/s cancellation:
    • Should the Indoor Season, at no fault to the Club, be cancelled, abandoned or incomplete, a minimum fee will be charged to all players.
    • The minimum fee will be determined by the Club and will be calculated based on a range of factors, including whether or not Hockey Victoria and other suppliers discount or refund costs which the Club incurs or has incurred to operate. The Club reserves the right to charge full fees even if the season is cancelled in order to ensure the ongoing financial viability of the Club for member’s benefit in future years.
  17. Indoor Season/s Injury:
  18. Should a player play less than one third of the total games of the Indoor Season (excluding any finals) due to injury or injuries that player will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays one third or more of the games then full fees are payable
  19. Indoor Season/s minimum number of rounds:
    • Should a player stop playing hockey or moves to another Club and the player can no longer play for the Club during the Indoor Season and play less than one third of the total games of the Indoor Season (excluding any finals) in total they will be eligible for casual fees. If the player plays one third or more of the games then full fees are payable.