Fitzroy Football Club: Great football, Great community, Great culture.

We Need Your Support


It came to our, and our other Yarra City Council sports clubs' attention, late on Friday afternoon, that a significant change will be proposed at an upcoming meeting of Council to the Sportsgrounds and Facilities Allocation Policy. You might have seen the story in the Herald Sun that has just been published.

The change being proposed is to increase the fees to ground and pavilion hire. And they are price hikes that go beyond anything we could have expected from Council, especially without consultation.

Under the proposed increases, it would see our Club pay 378.993% more than what we paid for our last season in 2019.

Our 2019 costs for grounds and pavilion use was a total of $6576.48

Proposed charges under Option 1 of the current proposal are:

Grounds $17,141.10

Pavilion $14,359.80

Total: $31,500.90

Increase: $24,924.42

Again, this is an increase of 378.993%.

A Council meeting is scheduled for 7pm, this Tuesday night, March 30 and will be online.

We are asking all our players, volunteers, sponsors, members and supporters to please log on to the Council meeting on Tuesday night from 7.00pm (dressed in your FFC gear if you can!) to show your support for our Club as we use the meeting to put questions to Council and raise our concerns regarding this significant price increase.

You can join the meeting by clicking here or copy and pasting this link into a browser:

Anyone is welcome to join the meeting, ask your friends, family, anyone, to help support our Club and we thank you in advance for standing with us on this important issue.

Go Roys.

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