I havent heard any talk so far about club functionality having a subscription , or payment attached to it .
Thats not to say they are not considering it . It would be bold to try that approach I would say thats for sure from where it is today , I guess we would have to see what was being offered and at what cost .
Equally I havent heard Zwift say they are trying to monetize (club) jerseys, again not that they arent , just it has been stated on a few occassions that offering money alone wont get you a jersey . I doubt if that approach would scale for the number of clubs in zwift versus designer time, hence my suggestion to turn this on its head and move away from the replica idea . That would leave Zwift still with option to monetize as appropriate with those who did want that approach.
As for the problem with content why would this be any more of an issue that the arguable more open ability to type anything you like inapprpriately in your user name ( the current way we publisise our club as a tag entry on our lastname). As it would be set at club level there was some degree of additional control over it , and probably easier to address if it was the case , e.g DQ for any club in breach of anything deemed unacceptable. Its not difficult to think of other ways to keep this under control , club kit being enforced in events ( which many of the more serious ones … including zwifts own ZRL series) are insisting on .
I dont think there would be any resource required to “approve” jerseys . Because they would be designed by template only and assigning the club name to them .
If there is one thing I think Zwift are clearing struggling with is how to scale club and event management so anything that required that level of intervention would not work. If I read anything at all between the lines of what we are being told here it is that they have to solve this problem (authomation) to get these features out the door . What I am suggesting to Zwift on the subject of jerseys is scale it right back to real basics dont let us design our kits online , just let us pick a jersey type , choose the colors and put our names ( or even tags ) on it . It would be a start most of us I think we would take for now .