The Ghana Football Association (GFA) has reduced the admission fee for any newly-formed Juvenile/Colts Club from the initial GHS5,000 to GHS1,000.
This follows consultations between the Executive Council of the GFA and the Regional Football Associations.
According to a letter signed by GFA’s General Secretary, Prosper Harrison Addo, the disbursement of the admission fee will be as follows:
– 10% of the fee goes to the GFA for processing of juvenile club
– 30% to the Regional Football Associations
– 60% to the District Football Association of the respective new juvenile club.
Speaking to the Chairman of the Juvenile Club Owners Association of Ghana (JUCOAG), Selasie Glover told Class 91.3FM Sports that these policies from the GFA are positive.
“These are very good policies that are being put in place. I think for the first time in a very long while, we are getting something positive on the ground from the FA. So, catching them young for them to take charge of the game is a good thing”, Glover indicated.
The new financial revision follows the cancellation of officiating fees in next season’s juvenile matches due to the catch-them-young refereeing policy and the outdooring of a Mini Van to assist grassroots coaching agenda.
According to the JUCOAG chairman, transportation “will always be a challenge.”
Therefore, the Mini Van initiative is a “good step in the right direction.”
Mr Glover expressed gratitude for the steps taken by the GFA and is hopeful that there will be more vans in the future, at least, one for every region.