Membership Criteria

FCA Membership Application 

As per FCA Constitution Clause 2:

An application by a person for membership of the association:

  • must be made in writing (including by email or other electronic means, if the committee so determines) in the form determined by the committee, and
  • must be lodged (including by electronic means, if the committee so determines) with the secretary of the association.

Fees and Subscriptions – Joining & Annual fee

As per FCA Constitution Clause 11:

  1. A member of the association must, on admission to membership, pay to the association a once-off joining fee as determined by the committee.
  2. In addition to any amount payable by the member under subclause (1), a member of the association must pay to the association an annual membership fee as determined by the committee:
    1.  except as provided by paragraph (b), before the first day of the financial year of the association in each calendar year, or
    2.  if the member becomes a member on or after the first day of the financial year of the association in any calendar year— both on becoming a member, and before the first day of the financial year of the association in each succeeding calendar year.

Professional (Advanced) Coach Membership

The FCA constitution states that members must:

Be:

(i) an Australian citizen or permanent resident; or

 

(ii) employed by an Australian football club;

 

Hold:

(i) a valid “Pro”, “A” or “B” advanced coaching licence issued by the FFA; or

 

(ii) the equivalent qualification issued by an overseas authority, as determined pursuant to any FFA regulations or policy regarding the recognition of overseas coaching qualifications.

 

Professional (Associate) Coach Membership

C Licence Coaches

“C Licence” coaches are not constitutionally recognised given the recent decision to stop offering “C Licence” courses. Membership is designed to capture the ongoing FFA Advanced coaching licence categories – Pro Diploma, A, and B.

NOTE: Coaches holding “C Licence” qualifications will be able to initially register as ‘Associate Member’ (Professional). An Associate membership does not entitle a coach to vote or stand for office at the inaugural AGM.

A special resolution will be tabled at the inaugural AGM to amend the constitution to formally create the category of ‘Associate Member’ (Professional) and recognise holders of a “C Licence” as Associate Members.

Community (Associate) Coach Membership

Community coaches that do not hold FFA Advanced Licence or overseas equivalent are not currently constitutionally able to become full members.

NOTE: Community coaches will be able to initially register as ‘Associate Member’ (Community). An associate membership does not entitle a coach to vote or stand for office at the inaugural AGM.

A special resolution will be tabled at the inaugural AGM to amend the constitution to formally create the category of ‘Associate Member’ (Community).

FCA will be working with FFA Member Federations to support and align with the development and incorporation of future state and regional community coaching associations, where coaches will have full voting rights.