2016/17 Memberships

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 Claire Reeves

It's that time of year again, when we ask people to renew their membership with the AJL (or sign up for the first time - we're not an exclusive club here!). You can sign up for 2016/17 memberships via the website "Shop" menu. The direct link is http://jugger.org.au/index.php/ajlshop/memberships/levels

We ask you to become a member because we rely on membership fees to pay for things like:

  • Incorporation fees - these make getting money legal, and protect our members.
  • Buying and repairing gear - consider most spars are around $70 to make (plus someone's time and effort). Repairs occur for most club gear around once a year - the more popular/abused ones are 2-4 times a year. This is the massive recurring cost that occurs but without club gear we can't get new players, and we would struggle to field regular games.
  • Promotions - to grow bigger (and have more meat targets aka "people" to play against) we need to advertise.
  • Website fees - to maintain a presence online and host resources for the Jugger community.
  • First Aid - There is a first aid kit supplied every weekend that is restocked by the AJL.
  • Tournaments - There are costs involved in holding and promoting tournaments.

In addition to benefiting from all of the above, and helping Jugger to continue and to grow, financial members also influence the development of Jugger as a sport in Australia.
Ordinary members can run for elected committee positions and can vote on changes to the official rules of playing Jugger in Australia.
All financial members (Associate and Ordinary) are eligible to vote for committee positions.

Which brings me to the next point -  we will be holding an Annual General Meeting in the new financial year. Part of this will be electing committee members. There will be a thread going up on the forum sometime in the next couple of weeks where you can nominate to be on the committee or volunteer for non-elected roles.

Elected positions

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer

Appointed Positions

  • Secretary
  • Representatives of local Jugger clubs
  • Anything else for which you would like to volunteer

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