Whether you are joining Wixams Wanderers FC for the first time or are a returning member, the season ahead will be again the biggest yet for the club. The club continues to increase in size since it was established and I am very proud to have fourteen teams playing matches in this, our sixth season. We have maintained our FA Charter Standard status which is a very important accreditation in youth football and for some leagues, a mandatory requirement.
We now within the club have
1 x UEFA A - male coach,
1 x UEFA B - female coach,
1 UEFA B GK coach,
1 x FA Level 2 coach &
8 x FA Level 1 Coaches, this in itself is a great achievement.
The running costs of the club has been reviewed and the subscription fee for the 2018/19 season is to be £130.00 per player or £140.00 which can be spread over 7 months starting in August.
The subscription fee covers :
- Bedfordshire FA affiliation fees
- League and player registration fees
- Criminal Record Bureau checks for coaches and Committee members Insurance, which were made mandatory on 27th Feb 2017 for anyone involved with a team.
- Coaching courses
- Club website costs (www.wixamswanderers.com)
- 3G facility hire (all home matches will be played here to avoid winter postponements)
- End of Season Trophies
One of the club’s on-going principles is to try and set a subscription fee as low as possible.
Clubs with equivalent facilities in Bedfordshire are charging up to £160-£190 for the season and some which use grass pitches had the same subscription cost as ours this season, last season. We do try to keep the fees as low as possible but this can only be done with the support of fund raising that takes place during the season, which last season was not very good.
Please do your best to contribute to the fund raising efforts such as Last Man Standing and the tea & coffee bar on match days for example.
When is payment due?
Payment of £65 is required by 01st September with the second £65 due by the 01st October.
This season you can spread the payment over 7 months but with a slightly higher total cost of £140 with a payment of £20 per month starting in August. You can pay the full £130 in September but it is essential everyone pays at least £60 by October as the club has to pay for the winter training up front while also paying match fees weekly and the affilation fees for each season to the Beds FA and each league which we pay in July.
Please speak to your child’s team manager if there are any issues with payment.
How can we make payment?
We are keen to offer a range of payment options including:
1) Pay directly into the club bank account quoting your child’s name and age group as the reference. For instance “bradyu8”. The bank details are:
Sort code 30-99-66
Account number 48472868
2/ Pay via PayPal - You can find the PayPal payment option on the righthand side of this page or any page within the 'About the Club' section. Payment is fully secure and will take you to the Paypal site to complete payment.
As the club continues to develop, the image and reputation of Wixams Wanderers increases in importance. By your child becoming a member of the club, the player and their parents are agreeing to adhere to the Club Code of Conduct.
This year we are introducing a Registration and Consent Form to formalise our records and enable us to register the players where leagues are this season using the FA Whole Game Sytem.
Please complete this and pass to your team manager before 20th August 2018. This is required from every player.
Thank you for being part of WIxams Wanderers FC and I hope you enjoy the season.