Membership and Sponsorship
We need your support
St Bernard's OCFC is the biggest and most successful VAFA club in it's region (North-West Metropolitan Melbourne) boasting 4 senior teams, two under 19 teams, an under 18 team, and as well as 13 junior teams.
What we are:
The club is a non-profit organization run by volunteers. Our players are not paid but play for the love of the game and the enjoyment of representing St Bernard's in the prestigious VAFA competition.
In 2013 we will be again be a Premier section Club. We require all the support that we can get to enable us to be a true competitor for the illustrious premiership.
Your support whether it be as a club member, player sponsor, club sponsor or diamond dog coterie group member will allow the club to provide our young players with the best resources to achieve our goal as a club and to help the personal development of our players as footballers.
The committee has sought to introduce a range of membership packages that allow our supporters to select a membership package that suits their particular circumstance. If you prefer a straight membership that demonstrates your support for the football club, then one of the Traditional Club Membership packages might be for you.
Individual Player Sponsorship Opportunities:
Our players are not paid but play for the love of the game and the enjoyment of representing St Bernard's in the prestigious VAFA competition. Most of our players a young men under the age of 25 years who are still studying or completing an apprenticeship, but though they are not paid to play each of our players are still required to pay the costs involved with having themselves take the field.
Costs associated with playing include VAFA registration fees, player's injury insurance and a player's club membership fees. Therefore our club seeks to find individual player sponsors, who help to cover a portion of the costs that our young players face with being a player at St. Bernard's OCFC and in the Premier Section of the VAFA.
In season 2013, club sourced player sponsors will cover $235 of a players annual player subs of $385, unless of course you are sponsoring your own son, in which case your sponsorship covers all of your child’s subs. Either way, that is a massive assistance to our young players, whilst still ensuring every player on the senior list contributes in some way to the financial viability of the football club. That way every member of the football club has ownership of this great club of ours.