Who is Preston Lions FC?
The Preston Lions Football Club JUNIORS is a branch of Victoria’s leading and most popular former Premier League club and former National Soccer League (NSL) giant, the Preston Lions Football Club.
The Juniors Sub-Committee in a working relationship with the Executive Committee of the club is responsible for the day to day running of the juniors program.
The club is committed to develop and nurture junior players and provide them with a genuine pathway to the Mens Under 21′s (Victorian State League One) and Womens Reserves (Womens Victorian State League Two Reserves) squads and eventually to the Senior Mens (Victorian State League Two) and Senior Womens (Womens Victorian State League One) teams.
In 2013 the club will appoint an accredited Junior Coaching Director. Also the club will only hire coach’s that are accredited or coach’s that will work towards ascertaining their accreditation.
What does my registration fee entitle me to?
The registration fee covers such items as Football Federation Victoria (FFV) registration and insurance, FFV team entry fees, uniform (shirt, shorts, socks, tracksuit, polo, sports bag), club membership, trophy, ticket to end of season presentation night, coaching staff, ground marking, equipment (including balls, cones, hurdles, ladders) and other expenses (including utilities, printing) associated with the operation of the club. It also allows you to use the club facilities on training nights and match days. Cost of referees on match days will be covered by other means by the club.
The club has worked hard to keep fees as low and competitive as possible while at the same time making sure that the interests of the club are maintained by appropriately charging fees that will cover the cost of operating the juniors program. Parents are strongly encouraged to ask what will they receive when comparing pricing with other clubs.
When do fees have to be paid by?
All player fees need to be paid in full before the player can be registered. Players who have not paid in full will not be permitted to play.
What do I need to provide when registering my child?
When a child is registered with Preston Lions FC you must fill in a “PLFC Player Registration Form”. If the child is about to play in the FFV competition for Preston Lions FC for the first time you must provide proof of age (see below) and a passport sized photograph. Team managers or another club official will provide all necessary paperwork to players.
Do I need to provide a birth certificate?
Children who are playing in the FFV junior competition for the first time will need to provide a copy of their birth certificate. This is not optional. If the birth certificate has not been provided we will not be registering the child to play.
Do I need a transfer form if I come from a different club?
Transfer forms are not required for junior players. If a new player comes to Preston Lions FC we will need to be told which club, if any, the player last played at. This will enable us to then transfer the player from that club to Preston Lions FC.
Transfers are treated as new registrations so the same documentation is required (registration form, passport size photo, proof of age (copy of birth certificate). Note that proof of age is required for all players new to the club. As a courtesy, we would ask that you inform the other club of your intent to transfer the player.
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