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What is the cost of football for parents? (Other than cold fingers and toes)

If you’re a parent and your son or daughter is fanatic about football, you might have had a rather cold start to the weekend. Standing on the edge of a muddy football pitch, shouting words of encouragement isn’t as easy when it is 2 degrees and you can’t feel your toes. But you do it because it’s great to see how excited they are when their team is winning and it’s heart-warming to see them working as part of a team.

It’s important that your son or daughter appreciates the money and time you invest into their sport. Those early starts on a Saturday after a busy week at work and the cost of membership fees, kit and driving them to wherever they need to be. No matter whether it is football, rugby or horse riding they’re into, there are plenty of ways to get them involved in the financial commitment of playing a sport so they can learn that these things certainly aren’t free.

  • One great way, is to get them setting savings goals to contribute to new football boots or next year’s membership fee for swimming club (or whatever it might be). If they do a good job, then you can contribute to this as a reward for sticking to it.
  • Simply sharing with them the details of what their hobby they love so much is costing you, can be a real eye opener. Sports Minister Helen Grant has declared the rising charge for the use of football pitches is making it a game for children with rich parents. Around £50 - £70 annually for the membership, £40 for the kit and anything up to £75 for football boots, you can see why.

So, here’s to you football mums and dads. Get the kettle on, and defrost those fingers. Just maybe it is worth sharing this with your son and daughter to get the big thank you that you deserve.

 

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One thought on “What is the cost of football for parents? (Other than cold fingers and toes)

  1. Great idea... We spend a lot on their clubs and sports.... Something my parents never did... Realising the value would be something I want my child to know.

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