Hi all, unfortunately the time has come.
From 1st September, for the very first time, we will be increasing the price of games from £5 per player to £6 per player.
If you want a breakdown of the reasons why we’ve had to make this change, read on. If you don’t, you’ve got all the information that you need.
In recent months, the increased cost of our expenses has reached a point where the company bank accounts are not in a particularly healthy state. In fact, after paying the corporation tax bill for the Reddish side of the business for the last financial year, we didn’t have enough money left to pay the accountants and that months wages (we knew we’d make that up, but it gives an indication as to how close to the wind we’ve been sailing).
The price of £5 per player to play in my leagues has been in place since the business started in 2016, and even before that when I ran the leagues while working for Life Leisure, I had the price set at £5 per player. I mean, if you want to go back even further, when I worked at Powerleague I was able to change the Tuesday and Wednesday league format and make the price £5 per player.
Unfortunately, a fiver doesn’t get you as far as it used to, and purely from a survival point of view, this price increase is essential. The cost of footballs has nearly doubled since we started, and the referees have had two pay rises in the lifetime of the business. I can assure you that I don’t pay myself a huge salary!
We hope you understand the reasons, if you have any issues with this, please feel free to give me a shout.