Football Victoria have announced a developed formula in order to deliver funds back to clubs and players in order to support football journeys into 2022 and beyond.
This sum will total to $1.75 million that will be injected into the Victorian footballing economy.
A press release from Football Victoria reads:
“For players, the refund from FV’s component of the fees will be returned via Clubs. FV will finalise reconciliations with Clubs by September 30 and requires Clubs to return funds to players by November 30, unless a different arrangement is requested by the player of their Club (for example, roll-over of the credit to offset 2022 Club fees).
“Please note that FV’s refund policy only relates to the FV portion of fees. A further Club/Association-specific policy may apply in relation to the balance of fees paid directly to Clubs and Associations.”
President of Football Victoria, Antonella Care stated that providing clubs clarity as soon as possible following the cancellation of the campaign was of utmost importance.
“While we are actively working towards the 2022 season, we must address the legacy that the 2021 cancellation leaves and importantly, that includes today’s refund policy release. This policy has been structured to deliver over $1.75m of refunds back to Clubs and players, to support our football community through this challenge.
“Given the interrupted season, many Clubs have reinforced a strong desire to play football in any format, when it is safe to do so. The call of the pitch is strong and we will be working with Clubs to provide football in all ways, at venues across the state in spring and summer. We look forward to sharing more information on this shortly when we have direction from the Victorian Government,” she said.