As we start off the new season, we have been getting a number of questions around payments and membership.
All the information around being a member of the club can be found in the ‘Welcome Packs’ at www.whitchurchhockeyclub.com/joining
The fees below cover players to be a member of Whitchurch(Shropshire) Hockey club from 1st July 2023 to 30th June 2024. These can be purchased via ‘Store’ on Teamapp
All players are required to join as members to represent the club at any level. These cover affiliations to England Hockey, Regional bodies, insurance, club investment, etc.
The deadline for payment this season is Saturday 14th October 2023 after which an additional £5 admin fee will be added.
|Senior membership(Over 18)||£93|
|Student membership (Year 8 and above or in full time education) *||£50|
*NUS card required for over 18s in further full time education
** Players who play infrequently or are away at university in the coming season but who would still like to play when at home.
|Senior member||£6.50 per match|
|Student||£5.50 per match|
|Associate||Dependent on which of the above two you come under with age / student status|
|Academy*||£4 per match|
*paid in cash on the day to the team organiser
Throughout the season we capture who has played which games via Teamapp, we then at intervals throughout the season issue invoices to the players for the games played via email (important that contact details in Teamapp are up to date). It is these fees that cover pitch hire, officials, food, etc.
We also rely heavily on players paying promptly and getting in contact if you have played games but haven’t received invoices. For Under 18s who have been given parental permission to be contacted directly, invoices will go to the player, so please pass on to whoever is paying.
Senior training on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings is predominantly paid for by the collection of match fees which is why at Whitchurch we offer free training to anyone who regularly plays for any of the senior teams during the season.
For those who play infrequently or only attend training we take a register each week and will invoice £3 per session at various intervals throughout the season.
For summer training we don’t have income from match fees to support free senior training so we charge £3 per session to all players, this will be invoiced as per the match fees.
Academy is run separately from the senior club and whilst selected players may attend both Academy sessions on Saturdays and senior training during the week the payments are separate.
For Academy we charge in half term blocks and payment is made in advance of the blocks starting. These blocks can be paid for via ‘Store’ on Teamapp.
This allows us to minimise the administration of the coaches and volunteers at the session to focus on delivering hockey, it allows us to cover the cost of the pitch hire and allows us to plan in advance the number of coaches and volunteers required to cover the numbers of players attending.
Unfortunately this is none refundable based on attendance.
We have tried for many years to keep the costs of hockey to a minimum and are one of the cheapest, if not the cheapest in the area to provide hockey to as many people as possible.
If you have any issues or questions about payments please get in touch with treasurer James Partington at firstname.lastname@example.org as we are willing to support wherever possible to help people play.