The following is an explanation of the 2019 Annual Football Membership fees. Traditionally these fees were built into the cost of Registration, and the local clubs would pay these fees to these Parent Associations. With the introduction of Online Registration, your money goes directly to them now (which means that the cost to the local club is adjusted accordingly). Here is a brief overview of the Associations and what the fees are.
Football Canada is the governing body for ALL football in Canada. In 2016, BC became a member of Football Canada in order to benefit from National Certification, and to have input at a national level regarding rules and the development of the game. Membership is mandatory. However, this Registration has to be done separately (just like in some other sports).
BC Provincial Football Association - $23 ($13 BCPFA membership & $10 insurance)
The BCPFA is our Provincial governing body for ALL Football in BC. This includes the BCCFA and BCFC Junior Football, the BCFOA, and UBC. They manage the required Insurance for players, and provide guidance to all associations. This fee is paid automatically when you register with your local club, and has always been built in to Registration.
BC Community Football Association - $20 ($10 BCCFA membership & $10 coaching development)
The BCCFA is the governing body for Community Football, including Spring Flag, and Tackle Programs across the Province, as well as facilitates the Provincials for Community Football. Coaching Development is a priority, with a focus on Making Ethical Decisions and Safe Contact. The 5 Zones include Vancouver Island, Vancouver Mainland, Valley, Southern Interior, and North. This fee is paid automatically when you register with your local club, and has always been built into Registration on esportsdesk.
The combined $58 for National membership, Provincial Membership, Insurance, and Coaching Development is less than the National Average for Football than other sports. This is something that we are extremely proud of. These memberships are paid only once per calendar year. *Please remember to use only one esportsdesk member ID to avoid duplication in the system and to avoid paying the non-refundable annual football memberships more than once.