Why do some teams ‘charge’ extra on top of membership?

Each team is free to operate its own system of funding to cover costs it may incur.

Sometimes funds are needed to pay for referees on the occasions when volunteers cannot be found. Also some teams like to have a fund to provide a treat for the players at Christmas or perhaps in the summer.

Many choose to add extra equipment for their players over and above what is provided by sponsorship or by the club.

Nova United itself provides key equipment, including training balls, match balls, bibs, cones, poles, kit bag and first aid kit. Some teams choose to supplement this with other training aids or perhaps additional functional clothing, such as training tops and coats.

Team funds are often supplemented by asking for a small weekly contribution from parents or by pitch-side activities during games, such as selling hot drinks and snacks or raffle tickets.

If your child thinks this season might be the time to get involved in football, we’d love to see them. You can get in touch by emailing us at: enquiry@novaunitedfc.co.uk