Registration details for the 2020 season
Ballina Town FC youths registration is open to boys and girls aged six and over of all abilities. If you’re never played soccer before then no problem – just come along and enjoy yourself! Registration will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, February 11th, from 7 pm to 8.30 pm.
The following are the registration fees for 2020:
Academy U6-U10 (boys born 2011-2014 and girls born 2010-2014 – children must be a minimum of six years old upon registration): €70 x 1 child, €125 x 2 children, €160 x 3 or more children
Schoolgirls U13-U17 (born 2003-2009): €80 x 1 child, €145 x 2 children, €195 x 3 or more children
Schoolboys U12-U18 (born 2003-2010): €110 x 1 child, €190 x 2 children, €240 x 3 or more children
Family membership: €240
Membership fees do not constitute profit for the club, contrary to what some may believe. Ballina Town FC is proud to have fine facilities at Belleek Park but the costs involved in maintaining the grounds are huge. Money raised through membership fees goes towards rates and water charges, electricity and heating costs, pitch and ground maintenance (including tools/machinery), and legal and adminstration fees.
Additional costs include league registration fees for each player, insurance for each player, equipment for each team (footballs, bibs, cones, etc), and referee fees for every home game.
For the past few years Ballina Town has provided buses for away league and cup games in the county but it proved to be a loss-making exercise and is simply not sustainable, so the registration fee this year will not cover the cost of buses to away games. To reflect this, the registration fees have been adjusted for 2020. If buses are required, payment of €10 per player will be collected on the day. Otherwise carpooling will be required for away games.
For academy players (U8/U10 boys and girls) there will be weekend training sessions, home and away games, external blitzes and home blitzes.
For boys, there are odd and even age competitions in spring and summer respectively: i.e. U13, U15 and U17 leagues/cups in spring and U12, U14, U16 and U18 leagues/cups in summer.
For girls, the U13 and U15 league and cup competitions start in spring and the U17 competitions commence in summer.
In line with other years, spring competitions start in March/April and summer competitions start in June/July (the exact start dates have not yet been confirmed by the Mayo Schoolboys/Girls & Youths League).
NB: A player cannot register for Ballina Town FC without an original birth cert (if a new member of the club).