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Club membership fees 2015

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With only a few months until the Down club season commences, I have seen a variation in the price of membership for adult players within Down clubs.

I know membership is a major fundraiser for some clubs in terms of getting through the year and maybe future plans rely on some funding but some of these membership fees listed below seem extreme considering if you want to play you 'have' to pay whatever amount it seems. I know your club is about the community and love for your club but are 'SOME' clubs taking advantage of this considering they also holds numerous functions throughout the year which you'll be expected to attend for funding.

Correct me if I am wrong but here is a list i've compiled and feel free to add any club to the list
St. Johns: £50
An Riocht: £25
Castlewellan: £120
Carryduff: £140
Warrenpoint: £60
Clonduff: £40
Bredagh: £110
Ballymartin: £40
Mayobridge: £40
Liatroim: £40

Would £40 membership seem to be a fair price above with anything around £100 abit extreme???

Down_man (Down) - Posts: 3 - 10/02/2015 15:40:47    1692148


crazy prices from some teams. always thought it was about £30 nowadays

offtheground1 (Down) - Posts: 128 - 11/02/2015 13:30:44    1692456


£30 wouldn't cover the insurance levy put on each adult team you field so unless clubs have some other revenue stream to make up the difference then the players are actually costing the club before a ball is struck/kicked.

bricktop (Down) - Posts: 2501 - 11/02/2015 15:31:59    1692517


Bright: £50
Killyleagh: £20
Ardglass: £20
Rostrevor: £80
Ballycran: £50
Ballygalget: £60
Ballykinlar: £30
Aughlisnafin: £40
Saval: £50

Down_man (Down) - Posts: 3 - 11/02/2015 16:46:18    1692565


As far as I'm aware, clubs that took part in that Down GAA membership scheme with the monthly prize draws etc had a minimum membership fee of £120.

OgraAnDun (Down) - Posts: 406 - 11/02/2015 22:01:16    1692707