2020 was a year that has been like no other. We have encountered issues personal and professional that none of us would have ever forecast.
As you would have noticed during the year when we resumed, we were, and still are required to manage our members, competitions and venues safely in the context of an approved COVID19 safe plan. The expenses associated with the compliance has been marked. This expense has not been passed onto members since our resumption in July.
The expenses are related to;
- manage track and trace requirements
- venue sanitisation
- personal hygiene (sanitisation station at entry)
- purchase of wipes and alcohol based santiiser
- casual wages for additional staff to manage game day requirements 7 days a week
- daily cleaning of the stadium
To cover the increased expenses the association has carefully considered a range of options and will absorb $25,000 of the costs associated with managing a safe venue. For the remainder of the cost we will be implementing a levy to all players, for seniors an additional $20 and juniors $15. This will be applied to the annual player registration payments and once off for 2021.
Assuming circumstances return to some sense of normal at the end of 2021 application of the levy will be reviewed and where possible it will be removed for 2022 – it all depends on the circumstances the prevail towards the end of 2021.
We wish everyone a safe 2021 and are looking forward to seeing every back on court when we reopen on the 10th of January.