Membership

Welcome to AFC Portchester Youth, we’re glad you’ve chosen our club for your child to play football. We are one of the biggest and best run clubs in the area and have unrivalled facilities for you to use.

ALL your money is used within the club – we do not run for profit. The cost to play in the 2021-2022 season is as follows;

A one-off annual membership fee of £35 (£25 for a second sibling) taken by Direct Debit on 1st August.  If your child joins mid-season, then the membership fee will be payable with your first monthly payment.
£25 per child, per month, payable by Direct Debit, starting 1st August 2021 and running for 9 months. Final payment taken on 1st April 2022.
All payments are taken by direct debit, please ensure you click through to our direct debit form once you have completed the membership form. If your child joins mid-season, then the membership fee will be payable with your first monthly payment.

What your membership and subscription covers:

A smart new training kit for every player comprising of top, shorts and socks
Equipment like cones, balls and bibs for your team
Entry and affiliation to the leagues, cups and county competitions
Entry for your team into our summer tournament
Cost of pitches at Wicor Rec, Portchester Community School and Red Barn School
Midweek training facilities on 3G pitches during the darker months
Referees (Under 10s onwards) at home games
Cost of coaches’ and managers’ qualifications (all must achieve FA Level 1 status) and First Aid courses
Insurance
FREE entry to all First Team league home games in “the cage” for kids and a parent
10% discount in the members’ bar
Discounted rates on hiring the Clubhouse for events and parties – great for kids’ and adults’ events!
Access to other events such as Fireworks Night, Xmas party, NYE and much more throughout the year

What your subscription and membership doesn’t cover;

Playing kit for your team – a great opportunity for your business or that of a friend/relative to get involved with the community and get some good advertising by sponsoring the cost
More expensive equipment like Samba goals etc, although we run lots of fundraising events to help teams raise money for this sort of thing
Additional training your team may choose to run

Things to remember:

EVERYONE involved at AFC Portchester Youth is a volunteer, we always need more help, both with coaching and with events – please don’t be shy if you want to join in
The weather is not always on our side and things can get cancelled/postponed at little or no notice – we try our best to keep everyone informed.
Some football leagues have large divisions, some have smaller ones, we don’t guarantee a minimum amount of playing time but do our best to ensure every player has regular, fun football.
This is kids’ football, not the Premier League. It’s fun to win but we can learn from losses too!
Aggressive, unpleasant behaviour is rare at this club and WILL result in you being asked not to return.
This is a community club. Should ANY family feel that financial difficulties might stop their son or daughter playing football, they should contact a committee member directly and in strict confidence so that we can ensure that doesn’t happen.

As always we welcome all feedback and suggestions.

We look forward to meeting you and hope you and your child enjoy your football with us!