2021 Winter Season Update & 2022 Discount Fund Message from BDAFA
“On the 20th of August 2021 Bankstown District Amateur Football Association (BDAFA) announced the abandonment of the 2021 Winter Season.
Unfortunately, given the current challenges we all face at this point in time with respect to COVID, and the associated lockdowns, it has made the viability of completing the 2021 Winter Football Season untenable. The extended lockdown and restrictions announced by the government today only confirm this is our only course of action available.
We are sure many in the Bankstown Football family, like us, share the disappointment in the season being cut short. Unfortunately, the current landscape left us with no choice.”
2021 Competition Outcomes
When reviewing the competitions and possible competition completion scenarios, it was determined by the Board that the fairest outcome for all participants was to not declare any Minor Premiers or Premiers for the 2021 Season.
Player Fees – 2022 Discount Fund
The BDAFA Board has resolved to establish a fund of over $100,000.00 to be used for discounts by our Member Clubs for participants who played in the 2021 BDAFA Winter Season returning to play in the 2022 BDAFA Winter Season. This discount will be provided directly to Clubs who provide discounts on their 2022 season registration which will allow them to further discount this amount from players registration in 2022. The Clubs must also not have any outstanding invoices to be paid to BDAFA to be eligible for the discounts. The Board recently met with our Member Clubs in respect to this and many have already agreed to review and provide discounts for returning players where possible on their registration fees in 2022.
North Bankstown Soccer Club
North Bankstown Soccer Club will undertake to review the fee structure and provide discounts for returning players (where possible) on their registration fees in 2022.
Sponsorship: We will also be looking for sponsors, for individual teams or a whole grade, to cover the costs. This would range from $300 for 6’s to $1,000 for senior sides. Our aim is to make soccer effectively free for all juniors and heavily discounted for senior teams. Accordingly, There will be no family or student discounts under this model.
There is a host of commonly asked questions, so we have listed them here with the responses See our FAQ’s 2021 Winter Soccer Season
FAQ’s: 2021 Winter Season