CUFC rely on players fees to pay for equipment, ground hire, facility maintenance, uniforms, insurance, and other club operating costs. The fees are set by the Club Board each year and are communicated to members prior to the new season during parents meeting, via website, email, and parent meetings.
In the event of any discrepancy between public advertisements, brochures, letters or other communication, the printed copy of CUFC current fees at the office will prevail and can be provided upon request.
All costs, which include Mainland Football levies, registration fees, referees' fees, tournaments fees, travel expenses and any other fees and expenses, are payable by due date stated on the invoice, or as otherwise indicated (e.g., some fees are required to be paid along with registration).
CUFC reserves the right to review any fees charged and will notify players accordingly.
Mainland Football Levies, Training Fees, Referees Fees
Football School U4-U8
Training fees must be paid online at the time of registration via the club website https://cufc.co.nz/ or in person at the office with cash or EFTPOS every term prior to attendance of the second session. Any child may attend only one free trial session a year.
If the child moves to the higher level (Pre-Academy U9), the level upgrade fees will be charged where applicable.
Football Academy U9-U20
Payment options are - once a year, at the beginning of a new season, by term or by special payment plan arrangement.
A payment plan can be arranged with the office. These payments can be made in person or via internet banking or an Automatic Payment to the CUFC bank account. The regular intervals and amount will be set up and approved.
Payments can be made online to the club bank account or in person at the office with cash or EFTPOS. Please ensure to use the player's name as a reference for the online payment.
Mainland Football Levies are required to be paid during Term 1. If the player decides to leave the club or move to another club after Term 1, levies will be refunded or transferred to the new club only if the written confirmation of the withdrawal is received before 20th of March 2023.
If the player moves to a higher grade, the grade upgrade fees will be charged where applicable.
Referees fees are collected on behalf of Mainland Football and must be paid by all players in U13-U20 participating during winter season.
A Player Agreement must be signed at the beginning of Term 1 by each player and their parent. These must be signed and returned to the Club. If they are not signed, they will be unable to participate in Academy Trainings.
Winter Season Players
Mainland Football Levies and Training Fees must be paid online at the time of registration via the club website https://cufc.co.nz/ or in person at the office by cash or EFTPOS or by special payment plan arrangement if approved by the office.
Reserves and U20 Players
Mainland Levies, Yellow/Red Cards (Misconduct fees) charged by Mainland Football and Referees Fees are required to be paid by the due date stated on the invoice.
Training Fees must be paid at the time of registration via the club website https://cufc.co.nz/ or in person at the office at with cash or EFTPOS or by special payment plan arrangement if approved by the office
Flexible number training days for U9-U20 during Term 1 and Term 4 only
CUFC offers an option to train less days. Your intention should be clearly communicated via email if you would like to adjust your training days. This must be confirmed in writing by CUFC.
Tournaments Fees and Traveling Expenses
Tournaments Fees, all traveling expenses and coaches' expenses if applicable, are evenly divided among players who participated at the tournament. Payments are collected by the team managers and confirmed at the office for the records, so it can be traced if necessary.
Refund and Cancellation Fees
No compensation is given for public holidays.
The written request for refund or credit will be considered only if:
· the player has a long-term injury (medical certificate may be required)
· the player is sick for an extended period (medical certificate may be required)
· the player is going to permanently relocate to another city or overseas.
If the player decides to withdraw from the club for any personal reasons, the membership must be cancelled in writing two weeks prior to the last date of attendance. Only then can the period after the confirmed date be credited.
If the player is registered, but does not attend trainings, the term fees will not be refunded.
If the training is cancelled due to the reasons outside the Club's power - weather, facility, etc.), an alternative training will be offered. No credit or refund will be considered.
Late Payment of Fees
Default interest may be charged on any amount not paid by the due date, at the rate of 2% per month compounding.
If the previous term fees are not paid, the player will not be allowed to resume trainings until it is paid in full.
If the payment arrangement is agreed upon is not adhered, CUFC reserves rights to impose a 'stand down' policy until an unpaid installment is fully covered.
The parent or caregiver of the player is responsible for the payment of any costs incurred by CUFC in recovering debt. The costs of recovery shall include any debt collection agency fees and legal fees incurred in the collection of such fees and expenses.
CUFC accepts an application for the hardship grant only if the player commits the whole year program.
The amount of hardship grant is considered on a case-by-case basis. Please be aware that the Club does not guarantee that the hardship grant covers the whole year fees. The parent who receives the hardship grant is notified by email regarding the amount of hardship grant allocated and any shortfall to be paid by the parent.