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Player Registration & Fees

REGISTRATION & FEE PAYMENTS

This page covers:
  (A) Annual online registration to play District basketball with Basketball SA
  (B) Transferring to or from another District club

  (C) Purchasing West Adelaide training & playing uniforms

  (D) Using school sports vouchers

  (E) Paying your Fees for Bearcats U8 Cubs or ACBA basketball

  (F) Paying your West Adelaide Club fees for District basketball

(A) BASKETBALL SA ONLINE REGISTRATION 

2024 District Player Registration - Championship Season

Before the start of the 2024 Championship season all players must re-register with BSA to be eligible to play – this also provides players with injury insurance coverage through BSA.

The registration link for 2024 District players can be found in section (F) below, as are Club Fees.

Basketball SA District player online registration requires an annual payment to BSA, which varies from about $30 to $50 depending on age group. It is a 365 day registration.

The BSA District player registration fee and other BSA levies go to BSA and is separate to game day fees (which also go to BSA) and West Adelaide club fees, which are explained lower on this page.

Both BSA registration and club fees require use of Basketball Connect 

If you have not used it before, you can find out more about Basketball Connect and the appropriate version for your phone/computer from the link here: https://basketballsa.com.au/basketball-connect

Weekly Game Fees

BSA will also use Basketball Connect to collect their weekly game fees.

(B) TRANSFERRING DISTRICT PLAYERS - INFORMATION

If you are transferring and have previously registered at any time with another District club in SA, you will need to be cleared to play with the Bearcats, which is a BSA process.

 

To obtain a clearance you must email the Secretary of your previous club and provide a copy (cc) to BSA DistrictLeagues@basketballsa.com.au.

 

The previous club must respond within 14 days, either granting the clearance, or providing a reason why the clearance cannot be granted. The only legitimate reason for not granting a clearance is if the player is non-financial with their previous club or is holding club equipment. 

Once you have your clearance please inform West Adelaide and Basketball SA by forwarding the email to Pat Coppick at the club at westbearcats.caoffice@gmail.com 

The same process applies if you wish to be cleared from the Bearcats to play with another club. Please contact Pat Coppick via email as the first step. There is a $55 administration fee to be cleared from the Bearcats. 

(C) HOW DO I GET MY BEARCATS UNIFORM & PLAYING NUMBER?

If you are playing District Basketball with the Bearcats you will need to buy playing and training uniforms, but first get issued an official uniform number. The club will arrange loan uniforms early in the season if necessary. 

Detail for how to do this is on our DISTRICT UNIFORMS page. 

(D) SCHOOL SPORT VOUCHERS ($100) – EXPANDED SCHEME

The South Australian State Government has a program for school children which grants families $100 per child each year toward the playing fees for a sporting club for an eligible child.

The voucher can be used for children from Reception through to Year 9, inclusive. You can use the school voucher program only once per child each year. 

If you have a school student, you can use your $100 'State Government Sports Voucher' toward your fees for U8/9 Cubs, ACBA or District basketball with West Adelaide (but not Aussie Hoops). 

Please note: Your fees must be paid first (or a payment plan entered for District) - we will then refund you the $100 once approval is received from the Government (see step 3 & 4 below). 

At West Adelaide Basketball the Sports Voucher process is: 

1. Parent to download and print the Sports Voucher form - they are available online at www.sportsvouchers.sa.gov.au ​(external site)

2. Parent to fill out the Sports Voucher form and bring it into the club office on a Saturday or Sunday morning or Tuesday afternoon (or Saturday afternoon for Aussie Hoops & Domestic), along with your Medicare Card for us to sight. The form will then be marked 'verified' by the club.

3. Once the voucher form and Medicare card details are received, the club sends the voucher/rebate claim into the Government (this happens in a batch once a fortnight). The process is required so the Government can confirm that the child is eligible and the voucher hasn't been used at another club as well (it can only be used once). 

4. Once the Government has confirmed eligibility, the club will contact you and refund the $100. 

If you have any queries then please contact the club by email at westbearcats.caoffice@gmail.com

(E) ACBA FEE PAYMENT

For ACBA information visit this page (ACBA) and contact Tracey Doherty via email at westbearcats.ACBA@gmail.com

(F) WEST ADELAIDE CLUB FEES – DISTRICT PLAYERS

For all District fee enquiries please email Pat Coppick (westbearcats.caoffice@gmail.com

IMPORTANT NOTE: AGREEING TO CLUB POLICIES 

By paying your West Adelaide club fees you are agreeing to abide by the following codes and policies:

  • Bearcats' Player and Parent Codes of Conduct

  • BSA Behaviour Management Framework

All the club codes and policies are available to read on the Governance & Club Policies page on this website. 

LINKS FOR 2024 CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON BSA REGISTRATION AND CLUB FEE PAYMENT

 

The links for District player BSA registration and Club fee payment are now below. Please note - whether you are charged for the BSA registration portion will depend on the expiry date of any existing 365 day registration; you will be charged for the club fees portion.

About half of the season fees are required as an upfront commitment, prior to the season beginning. The West Adelaide Basketball Club strives to keep fees manageable and will always work with families on options for payment; please contact Pat Coppick via email at westbearcats.caoffice@gmail.com. You can use a State Government school sports voucher for $100 reimbursement if eligible (see instructions above).

 

Our Club fees cover court hire for all training (including the Port Adelaide courts, which we hire from BSA and the cost of which has risen 25% in the last 2 years); coach payments and reimbursements, including our newly employed Junior Development Officer; training equipment; our club finance & administration positions; a season pass with free family entry to our NBL1 home games (no other club does this); and stadium improvements (such as the new 3x3 court and water fountain at Port Adelaide Stadium). 2024 Championship Season fees will also include a new Club Warm-Up Top (for all Junior District players) and the State Championships carnival fee (for Junior Division 1 & 2 players).

DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON FEES (FEBRUARY 2024 TO AUGUST 2024):

  • Under 10 = $435 full season - please CLICK HERE to register & to pay first part-payment of $235  

  • Under 12/14/16/18 Division 1 & 2 Players = $690 full season - please CLICK HERE to register and to pay first part-payment of $330 

  • Under 12/14/16/18 Divisions 3 and below = $540 full season - please CLICK HERE to register and to pay first part-payment of $330

  • Youth League (U21/23) = $310 for full season (one payment) - please CLICK HERE to register & pay

  • Senior District Men & Women = $310 for full season (one payment) - please CLICK HERE to register & pay

 

The remaining part of the Championship season fees for Junior District players will be invoiced in April 2024. 

DISCOUNTS & OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

  • You can use the State Government School Sports Vouchers to reclaim $100 for school children up to and including Year 9 – see Section D above for further detail. Please sign up for or pay your fees first and the full amount of the sports voucher will be reimbursed to you after it is approved by the Government

  • There are discounts for third children and for country players – please contact the Treasurer via email at westbearcats.treasurer@gmail.com to make arrangements 

  • The club can also make alternate arrangements with people, including credit for volunteering and inclusion of fees in sponsorships. Please contact the Treasurer via email at westbearcats.treasurer@gmail.com to make arrangements 

  • Coaching and Age Group Coordinator reimbursements will be paid at the end of the Championship season – details regarding amounts and payments will be communicated directly to those people who give their time to do these jobs

Domestic Fees
District Fees
School Vouchers
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