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How to join the Wattle Park Saints 

 There are two basketball seasons per year, with Summer season running from October - March, and Winter season from April - September.

Wattle Park Saints offers teams for:

Monday night games - Girls

Friday night games - Boys

Saturday games - Girls and Boys

 

Registration for the Winter 2024 season is still open, but a late fee may be payable

Every effort will be made to have team allocations communicated 2 weeks before season commencement.

Monday night Girls competitionhttps://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/2c5f0e

Friday night Boys competition: https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/2c5f0e

Saturday night Girls and Boys competition: https://www.playhq.com/basketball-victoria/register/74fc88

AGE GROUPS

 Age groups for MEBA competitions work as follows:-
a. Summer Season – Your child must be under the age of the prescribed competition (U8, U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) on the 30th June in the year in which the season commences.

 b. Winter Season – Your child must be under the age of the prescribed competition (8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18) on the 31st December in the year prior to which the competition commences.

So for the upcoming Winter Season, your child's age at 31st December 2023 determines the age group they belong to.

Age Groups for Winter Season
Under 8s – 01/01/2016 and Younger
Under 10s – 01/01/2014 - 31/12/2015
Under 12s – 01/01/2012 - 31/12/2013
Under 14s – 01/01/2010 - 31/12/2011
Under 16s – 01/01/2008 - 31/12/2009
Under 18s – 01/01/2006 - 31/12/2007


ii. Any player may be called upon by the Registrar, competition committee or Grade Secretary to supply proof of age. This proof of age must be provided within seven (7) days of the initial request.
iii. The prescribed age deadlines will be strictly adhered to.

If your child has playing preferences that would see them wanting play up, please ensure that is included in the comments when registering.

REFUNDS
 

Please consider your registration carefully as refunds for withdrawal are only available in limited circumstances (for example medical grounds). If you have already registered and decide you no longer wish to be considered for team placement prior to 10 March 2024, you will need to email the Registrar at info@wattleparksaints.org.au

All refunds will incur a $25 Administration fee and only apply to the Club portion of the Registration. We cannot refund the Basketball Victoria Annual Participation Licence fee of $29, the Basketball Australia Participant Fee (Game Development Levy) of $5 or any other administrative charges incurred by the Club in any circumstances. Any application for refund needs to be forwarded to the Registrar at  info@wattleparksaints.org.au setting out the reason for the refund.

 
Once teams have been arranged and if you subsequently decide you no longer wish to play, there will be no refund provided.  If there are extenuating circumstances for why a player is no longer available to play, you will need to email the Age Group Coordinator requesting a refund and this will be considered at the next available Club Committee meeting.
 
If a player is injured during the course of a season, there will be no refunds provided.  If it is a long-term injury, causing a player to miss over 75% of the season (including finals), you can email the Age Group Coordinator and at the next available Club Committee meeting, it may be considered to carry over the registration fees to the following season.
 
ADDITIONAL COSTS
Contribution to weekly team sheets & refereeing costs – your team manager will collect approx. $11 per week to cover the team sheets/refereeing costs. For ease of administration, some team managers may collect a larger amount once a term.

Basketball Victoria Annual Participant Licence for players (per 365-days)

 

This is a statewide participation licence that applies to domestic, and junior representative player registrations and is charged when the player doesn't already have a licence that covers them for the entirety of the season they're registering to.

 $29 – Junior (17 and under) playing participant

$43 – Senior (18 and over) playing participant

  

Basketball Australia Participant Fee (Game Development Levy) 

 

From January 1, 2024, an annual Basketball Australia Game Development levy of $5.00 (+GST) per competition player

will be introduced nationwide.

 

The levy will be collected by Basketball Australia and the additional revenue generated will play a pivotal role in sustaining the growth of basketball for generations to come.

 

This levy will be applicable to all players participating in regular season competitions, excluding coaches, officials, volunteers, and administrators (unless they are also registered as basketball players). Regardless of how frequently a player participates in the sport each week, the levy will only be due on an annual basis (similar to the Basketball Victoria licence).

 

The introduction of this levy will enable Basketball Australia to expand opportunities within the basketball community, providing enhanced services and support across Australia, expediting their priority areas of coach development, pathways for officials, and digital transformation.

 

Note: the $5 (plus GST) BA fee will be paid when a player next registers to a competition season (for existing players this may or may not coincide with the Basketball Victoria licence depending on anniversary dates).


UNIFORMS
If you are a new family to Wattle Park Saints you must order a uniform at the time of registration. Please note it can take up to six weeks for your uniform to be processed. 

Please order a playing uniform (or replacement items) through the link https://www.impactsports.com.au/club/wattle_park/
 

If you have any questions about ordering a uniform please contact Bhagya Srinivas by email at Uniforms@wattleparksaints.org.au

 
TRYOUTS / TEAM SELECTIONS
The club will not be conducting tryouts. Team selections will be based on the “Team Selection Policy” found on the club's website.
 
TEAM SHEETS
Team sheets will be emailed during the Term 1 school holidays.

WINTER 2024 SEASON DATES
Training will commence from Monday 15 April (subject to venue access)
Monday games commence on Monday 15 April
Friday games commence on Friday 19 April
Saturday games commence on Saturday 20 April

COACHES and TEAM MANAGERS NEEDED
Wattle Park Saints relies on volunteers to keep the club operating. We therefore ask all members to consider taking on the role of Coach or Team Manager when registering your child. Please indicate whether you are willing to take on this role when asked in the registration process.

Wattle Park Saints also encourages junior players to take on a coaching role for younger age groups. Junior coaches are paid $500 for their efforts coaching during the season. If your son or daughter wishes to be considered to coach a junior team please indicate this interest when asked during the registration process. The club will discuss what is required of junior coaches to anyone that expresses interest. Contact us at info@wattleparksaints.org.au for more details. 

COACH REGISTRATION
If you are a coach (parent or junior), you will also need to register as a coach through PlayHQ using the same registration link as above. You will need to enter your Working With Children's Check details.  There are no coach-registration fees.
 
TEAM MANAGER REGISTRATION
If you are a Team Manager, you will also need to register as a team manager through PlayHQ using the same registration link. You will need to enter your Working With Children's Check details.  There are no team manager registration fees.

TEAM SELECTION POLICY

Team selection policy can be found here.

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