Membership

MEMBER’S JOINING PACK – SEASON 2017 – 2018

Before applying please read the following. You can download the form and rates at the end of this page.

Club Membership

Only players who are paid members of the club will be available for selection for official league and cup games. The first official games start on 9th September for the 1s, 2s and 3s, and 16th September for the 4s, 5s and 6s.

Membership Fees for Men

Membership for men is £75 plus a £10 match fee per game. Fees must be paid by the end of August but should be paid as soon as possible and priority in friendly match selection will be given to paid up members and after August 31st non members will not be available for selection. For players joining part way through the season, November onwards, a reduced rate is negotiated
Additionally we have introduced an incentive for our existing members to introduce new members. If an existing member introduces an entirely new full member the two memberships will cost £100. (3 is £150 and so on)…. this has to be done by the end of August.
We are also encouraging younger members with an Under-21 membership of £30 and a match fee of £5 per game.

Selection Policy

The Southern Amateur League states that “in all matches in which it competes, each Club shall play its strongest team in its 1st XI, its second strongest team in its 2nd XI and so on” and that “clubs are expected to hold regular selection meetings or a comparable electronic selection programme to select sides of relative sectional strength”. It is these rules, along with the fact that all players are members of Merton Football Club and should be available for selection for any team that informs the selection policy of Merton Football Club. This is the main principle of the selection policy; the details and structure of the policy are available at Selection policy page

Training

Each player is responsible for their own physical fitness. Attendance at training is encouraged and preferable but not compulsory. Pre-season training takes place at our home ground, Joseph Hood Recreation Ground from 7pm-8:30pm. Winter Training takes place at St Marks Academy, Acacia Road, Mitcham, CR4 1SF on Wednesday evenings from 8pm – 9.30pm but we advise arriving around 7.45pm for warm up. Visit the Training page for more details and directions.

Download the membership pack – Merton Football Club Joining Pack