From September 1 to November 1, the 2020 Early Registration Campaign was in full swing.
The first 400 children registered won either a ball or a double pass to the movies. For clubs, they had the chance to win $5,000 cash, an AFL game day experience valued at $2,000 or one of three $1,000 Burley Vouchers. The prizes were given to the top 5 performing clubs which was measured by the amount of re-registrations measured against club members, meaning smaller clubs weren’t disadvantaged.
The top performing club this year was Rockingham Junior Football Club, who re-registered 43% of their members. President, Michael Holland, said the success was a credit to the work their registrar had put in, emailing parents weekly reminders to register their kids.
One of the benefits of the early registration campaign is that it puts clubs in a better stead for their recruiting in 2020. Parents were also assured which sport their child will be playing, and that they have a club and team to join. Rockingham JFC also ensured that it was only open to Rockingham players, which meant they secured their spot in the club for next season. Now the early registration campaign is finished, new players are welcome and we encourage you to register.
Michael is grateful for the prize money, as it will help fund key initiatives for the club in 2020.
Across the state, there were over 2,000 players who re-registered early. This was up from the 600 participants who re-registered early in 2018.
Although the Early Registration Campaign is over, club rit will help fund key initiatives for the club in 2020 registrations will now remain open until the start of the 2020 season.
A big congratulations to all those who won, and we look forward to seeing you in the 2020 season!