Kilnamanagh A.F.C

Founded 1978

Co. Dublin

Chairman letter to members

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Dear Members,
As we approach the end of the season, I wanted to provide you an update on the increase in membership costs at the start of this season and the status of the clubhouse development.
The club has grown rapidly over the last 5 years and unfortunately so have the costs involved. I would just like to make it clear that the increase in membership fees was not done to help build the clubhouse. It was to ensure the membership covered our running costs. The information below details how each members fees are spent to help run the club (based on 600 schoolboy/girl members) and will hopefully answer any questions you have:
Gear | €120
Insurance Costs (Public Liability, Astro, Lawnmower etc) | €15
Coaching/Physio Costs (Coaching Courses, Coaching Team, Physio) | €30
Referee Fees | €25
Pitch Maintenance  | €20
Equipment Costs (Footballs, Goals, Cones etc) | €50
Hall Hire | €20
Equipment Maintenance/Pitch Marking/SDCC Pitch Fees | €20
Petrol/Diesel | €10
Coaches Gear | €10
Contingency (New Kit Cost, Transport etc) | €10
Total Cost | €330
We are now reaching the end of Phase 1 of the development. Phase 1 of the project included construction of the shell and core of the building with final building costs coming in at just under €400K. The delay in receiving planning permission made that Phase 1 cost about €100k more than it should have been. There has been lots of delays due to the weather and our contractor being involved in other projects, but all going well the scaffolding and hoarding will come down in the next fewweeks and we will be able to show you round the building at the Family Day if you are interested. The exterior of the building will also be rendered.
This brings us to the next phase of the project which will involve kitting out the interior of the building and adding all the services etc. We are currently awaiting news on our Sports Capital Grant application(decisions will hopefully be made in September), but in the meantime we need to raise funds ourselves because the Phase 2 costs will be higher than the Phase 1 cost (estimation is currently underway).
Following the success of last year’s Football Marathon, we are going to run the marathon again this year on the 22nd – 23rd June, with the Family Day to follow that afternoon. This is key to our fundraising efforts, and we really need all club members involved. If members in the club can each raise a minimum of €50 each, we will raise €30,000. If members know of any companies that might also want to sponsor us, please let us know or pass on the online donation link to them.
Please help us make your club even better with this development and let’s have a great Festival of Football that weekend to celebrate all the teams’ successes!
John Mackin
Club Chairman

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