Player Registration & Fees
REGISTRATION & FEE PAYMENTS
This page covers how to:
(A) Register to Play Metro & District Basketball
(B) Transfer to or from another District club
(C) Purchase your training & playing uniforms
(A) BASKETBALL SA ONLINE REGISTRATION
All Junior and Senior District players must register with Basketball SA (BSA) before they can play. This registration will require a payment to BSA, which varies from about $24 to $40 depending on age group. This payment is separate to club fees, which are explained in Part D of this page.
District Players please use this link to register with Basketball SA: BSA Registration link (opens new window and takes you to external site)
If you are transferring from another Club, you will need a clearance - see details at 'B' below.
(B) TRANSFERRING PLAYERS - INFORMATION
If you are transferring or have previously registered with another District club in South Australia at any time you will need to be cleared to play with the Bearcats.
To obtain a clearance you must ask the Secretary of your previous club in writing and copy in Basketball SA (). 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 not financial with the previous club or is holding club equipment.
Once you have your clearance please inform West Adelaide and Basketball SA by forwarding the email to Sue Porter (West Adelaide Club Secretary) at and BSA Competitions at
The same process applies if you wish to be cleared from the Bearcats to play with another club. Please contact Sue Porter 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?
Please do not purchase a Bearcats uniform or get allocated a number until it is confirmed you are in a District team. The club will arrange loan uniforms early in the season if necessary.
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.
Uniform Number: Before purchasing any uniform you will need to be allocated a uniform number by the club. This number will go on your playing and training uniforms. To request the uniform number you must send an email to with the following details: Player Name, Date of Birth, Gender, Age Group (e.g. Under 16 Boys, Under 10 Girls) and the Division the player is most likely to be in (e.g. Div 1/2, Div 5/6 etc). You will receive your allocated player number by return email within 2 days.
Playing uniforms: Our playing uniforms (singlet & shorts) are now available for order via the club office between 9.30am and 12 noon on Saturdays; 9.30am and 11am on Sunday mornings; and 4.30pm to 6pm on Tuesday afternoons. The playing uniform costs $120 (singlet & shorts). You will need to try on a uniform for sizing. There is an approximate 6-8 week delivery time for uniforms.
Training uniforms: Our training uniforms (reversible red/black tops) are also available to order from the club office between 9.30am and 12 noon on Saturdays; 9.30am and 11am on Sunday mornings; and 4.30pm to 6pm on Tuesday afternoons. Training tops cost $70. There is an approximate 6-8 week delivery time for playing tops.
(D) CLUB FEES & FEE PAYMENT
In this section:
Metro & District Fees
Domestic Player Fees – $100 per Term (8 weeks)
U8/10/12: Saturday afternoon - $100 for term includes Saturday game and a training session (training day/time varies by age)
U16 Boys Train-On Squad - $100 for two training sessions plus scratch matches
NOTE: PRIMARY SCHOOL SPORTS VOUCHERS
The State Government provides a $100 voucher to go toward sporting club fees for primary school children. Please provide a completed voucher to the club. You can only use your voucher once and for one sport per calendar year. More about Sports Vouchers can be found here (School Sports Vouchers) - we require payment of fees first and will then refund the sports voucher amount once it has been approved by Government.
To pay Domestic Fees please follow this link: DOMESTIC FEE PAYMENT
Metro & District Player Fees for the 2021 Season
NOTE: AGREEING TO CLUB POLICIES
By paying your fees you are agreeing to abide to the following codes and policies:
Bearcats' Player and Parent Code of Conduct
BSA Code of Conduct
BSA Zero Tolerance Policy
All the club codes and policies are available to read on the Governance & Club Policies page on this website.
CLUB FEES FOR METRO & DISTRICT PLAYERS
Fees for the different ages and Divisions for 2021 are as follows:
Under 10 - all Metro/District players
Full year (Summer + Winter season) = $570
Summer season only = $228 (4 months)
Winter season only = $342 (6 months)
Under 12/14/16/18 “Metro League” players (Div 1 & 2)
Full year (Summer + Winter season) = $870
Summer season only = $348 (4 months)
Winter season only = $522 (6 months)
Under 12/14/16/18 “District League” players (Divisions 3/4/5/6 etc)
Full year (Summer + Winter season) = $770
Summer season only = $308 (4 months)
Winter season only = $462 (6 months)
Under 21/23/Senior players
Full year (Summer + Winter season) = $500
Summer season only = $200 (4 months)
Winter season only = $300 (6 months)
Included in the 2021 club fees will be:
A new warm-up top for every fee paying Metro & District junior player (U10-U18)(value: $45 if purchased separately)
Free family entry to our nine NBL1 Central home games at Port Adelaide (plus any home finals)
A team session with a new Dr Dish shooting machine ( which the club plans to purchase later this year when stock arrives from overseas.
You can use a Primary School Sports voucher towards junior fees (see below for how).
WHOLE YEAR (10 months)
Monthly payments: NOW CLOSED. Sign-up for a full-year monthly payment plan has now concluded (from end April 2021). If you signed up for a whole year monthly payment plan during Summer season you need take no further action. Your monthly debits will continue and cover Winter season.
If you did NOT sign up for a whole year plan during Summer season, you can pay fees in the following ways.
SUMMER FEES (4 months)
There is now only one option to pay Summer fees.
One payment for all Summer fees can be made online here: SUMMER SEASON FULL PAYMENT LINK
WINTER FEES (6 months)
There are two options for how to pay Winter fees:
One payment: a single payment for all Winter fees can be made online here: WINTER SEASON FULL PAYMENT LINK
Monthly payments: Payment by six equal monthly direct debits for Winter season can be made by signing up here: WINTER SEASON MONTHLY PAYMENTS LINK
Monthly payments can be cancelled at any time if a player stops playing. If you sign up for monthly payments you will receive a confirmation email from the service provider IntegraPay. If you do not receive the confirmation email please let the club know.
DISCOUNTS & OTHER ARRANGEMENTS
You can use the State Government School Sports Vouchers to reclaim $100 for primary school aged children. 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 – see how here: https://www.westbearcats.net/school-vouchers
There are discounts for third children and for country players – please contact the Treasurer via email at to make arrangements
You can pay fees in cash or using EFTPOS at the club office (open Saturday & Sunday mornings & Tuesday afternoons)
Coach, Coordinator and Team Manager reimbursements will be paid at the end of 2021 – details regarding amounts and payments will be communicated directly to those people who give their time to do these jobs
The club can also make alternate arrangements with people, including direct debit, but you must contact the club via email at firstname.lastname@example.org