GHFA Constitution

27. Fees and Fines

(1) Nomination Fees:

(a) The Nomination Fee is the fee payable by each Club at the time of nomination of teams by that Club.
(b) The Nomination Fee payable in respect of a team in any season shall be an amount equivalent to three times the Competition Fee for a player in the team nominated.
(c) Save as provided in Rule 27(2)(b), the Nomination Fee is not refundable.

(2) Competition Fee:

(a) The Competition Fee shall be the fee charged to each Club for each player registered with the Association for the current season.
(b) A Club shall receive a credit for the Nomination Fee referred to in Rule 27(1) where players are registered in the team in respect of which the Nomination Fee was paid.

(3) Forfeit Fee: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}

A Forfeit Fee shall apply to any team deemed to have forfeited a match.

(4) Protest Fee:

Any Club submitting a Protest must cover such Protest with the prescribed fee. Such Fee to be refunded if the Protest is upheld.

(5) Appeal Fee:

Any Club submitting an Appeal must cover such Appeal with the prescribed fee.

(6) Withdrawal of a Player:

A Withdrawal Fee being a proportion of the Competition Fee as set out below will be applicable to any player who withdraws on or before the following dates: -

  • Withdrawal Fee of 25% of the Competition Fee for withdrawal prior to the start of the competition.
  • Withdrawal Fee of 50% of the Competition Fee for withdrawal prior to the 31st May of each year.
  • Withdrawal Fee of full 100% of Competition Fee for withdrawal after 31st May of each year.

(7) Referees Fees:

(a) The Association shall contract with the GHFRA for referees and assistant referees to officiate at competition games.
(b) The fee for each age group shall be as determined annually by FNSW. (c) The contract fee shall be paid by regular accounts.

(8) Fixing of Fees:

The Competition Fees which shall be applied to the various grades shall be recommended by the Executive Committee for ratification by the AGM. Failing any recommendation to the contrary the Fees as applied in the previous season shall continue.

(9) Reimbursements

(a) Clubs will be reimbursed for Council charges for grounds hired by them on the production of the Council invoice for winter season weekend hire of their particular ground.
(b) An amount to be determined by the MC will be paid to each Club for line marking per season where Councils do not maintain those grounds.
(c) Clubs which use non-Council grounds will be reimbursed an amount equal to the cost of the nearest equivalent Council ground plus the amount determined in (b) for line marking per season.

(10) Fines:

(a) Undressed Grounds: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club not dressing its allocated ground by 8.00 am will be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(b) Unserviceable/No Soccer Ball: {See By-law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club not supplying a match ball or supplying a match ball in an unserviceable condition will be subject to the imposition of a fine per team involved.
(c) No Result: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club failing to supply results of the days matches to the Association by the time set down by the MC will be subject to the imposition of a fine per team involved.
(d) Non-Attendance Fine: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club failing to be in attendance at Meetings of the Association shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(e) Team Sheets: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club using unofficial team sheets shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
Any Club failing to complete team sheets correctly (shirt numbers/ID numbers) and any Club failing to include upgraded players in the space provided for such purpose on the team sheet shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(f) Non-Numbered Shirts: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club failing to number (unduplicated) players shirts in Under 9 to All Age shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(g) Other fines or bonds
The MC or Board may impose on any Club or Official such fines and/or bonds as it may consider necessary where such Club and/or Official has acted in a manner considered prejudicial to the interest and good name of the Association.
(h) Small Sided Football: {See By-Law relating to Non Competitive Footbal and Fees and Fines}
The MC or Board may impose a fine and/or bond on any team and/or Club and/or Official infringing the rules of mini soccer.
(i) Armbands: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
The Club of any coach or manager reported to have not worn an armband shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(j) Alternate Strip Fine: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any team failing to supply a change of strip as indicated in the "List of Strip Clashes" shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(k) Incorrect Result Fine: {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Any Club failing to supply the correct result of any match will be subject to the imposition of a fine.
(l) ID Card Confirmation {See By-Law relating to Fees and Fines}
Failure of a team manager to sign in the appropriate space on the team sheet to confirm that ID Cards for the opposition team have been sighted shall be subject to the imposition of a fine.

(11) Payments:

All payments due to the Association shall be due and payable within thirty (30) days of the date of the Invoice. All amounts remaining unpaid after thirty (30) days shall attract interest at the rate of 25% per annum to be calculated on a daily basis until the outstanding amount and interest is fully paid and the MC may review the affiliation of the Club.

(12) Insurance:

Insurance premiums, if applicable, shall be paid at the time of lodgment of player registration.

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