Following an extensive consultation with key football stakeholders in Victoria, Football Victoria (FV) has finalised its refund policy for the 2020 season.

Despite the effort of FV to keep the sport running through the pandemic, all football competitions in Victoria have been impacted to varying degrees.

The organisation has been working extensively with Clubs and other football stakeholders to come up with a fair and reasonable refund policy for player registration and team entry fees.

Football Victoria chairman Kimon Taliadoros acknowledged how difficult this year has been for the sport.

“Our Clubs are the heartbeat of this game. We have to do everything in our power to make sure they are looked after during this period. We know they are hurting so much and there is no hiding that this pandemic has put a significant number of our clubs at risk of disappearing,” he said.

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FV will also be announcing the cancellation of all competitions they have administered, in response to most recent announcements from the Premier in relation to state restrictions.

The policy was shaped by the advice of a specially-appointed committee, drawn from within Victoria’s own football community.

Many of the clubs and the FV itself has had to put up upfront and unavoidable ongoing costs that come with planning for a season.

FV’s Refund Policy relates only to the FV portion of fees for competitions administered by FV. Clubs and Associations will develop their own policies in accordance with their own costs incurred to date.

You can view the Refund Policy here.