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Player Registration & Fees


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



BSA District player online registration requires a 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 goes 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.

2023 District Player Registration

In 2023 Basketball SA (BSA) is moving to a new player registration and administration system called "Basketball Connect". 

All 2023 West Adelaide Junior District players (U10/12/14/16/18, both new and existing players) will need to register or re-register in the new BSA system before the end of January 2023 via the link below (Senior and U21/23 players are not changing systems yet). 

When you register you will have to pay BSA a registration fee, which is: 

  • U10/U12 = $32.26 + transaction fee

  • U14/U16/U18 = $42.28 + transaction fee

Registration link for West players:


You should also download the Basketball Connect app appropriate for your phone/computer from the link here:

About the BSA registration

The new Basketball SA affiliation fee will last for 365 days; if you have a current BSA registration under GameDay, the new 365 days will commence on the day your previous BSA GameDay registration expires. Current BSA registration information has been uploaded into Basketball Connect from Gameday.


E.G. PLAYER BOB has a valid BSA registration that expires on 1/6/23. BOB will need to pay the BSA fee again upfront when registering on Basketball Connect before the end of Janaury 2023. The new 365 day membership will begin on 2/6/23 and end on 1/6/24.

For BSA memberships that expire AFTER the end of the 2023 Championship season (August 2023), the BSA fee will initially show when registering in Basketball Connect, but this will drop off when you "claim your profile".

For all new users on Basketball Connect or if you have not claimed your profile, you will need to pay the BSA fee.


BSA memberships will hereafter be automatically extended  every 365  days with payments deducted from the payment method entered into Basketball Connect. Users will no longer need a reminder to pay their BSA fee during a competition season.


Weekly Game Fees


As part of the new system, BSA will also use Basketball Connect to collect their weekly game fees (this replaces TeamPay). The BSA game fees for Junior District League 2023 are listed below:

  • U10 = $10.50 per game

  • U12+ = $12.50 per game


When you register in Basketball Connect, credit/debit card details are added (1 account only) and Basketball Connect will deduct the weekly BSA game fee automatically after each game (payments are processed overnight) after confirmation of a player being added to the IPad.

BSA will no longer provide discounts on weekly game fees for coaches or families with multiple players, while they will absorb the Stripe transaction fees.

If you have any queries please visit the Basketball SA website here:

If you are having problems please contact Pat Coppick via and Pat will try and assist.


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. 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 Pat Coppick 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 Pat Coppick as the first step. There is a $55 administration fee to be cleared from the Bearcats. 


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. 


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.

From 2022 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 Aussie Hoops, Domestic or District basketball with West Adelaide.

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 ​(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


Fees for the new ACBA competition (Term 4 2022 & Term 1 2023) are charged and paid via a separate system. Please contact Tracey Doherty via email at 


  • Bearcat Cubs U8s: Saturday Afternoon Domestic - $150 for the term includes Saturday game and a training session (training day/time/location varies by age)

Please check with Melissa Howard about availability before paying as some days or sessions may be full (email:


To pay Cubs Fees please follow this link: CUBS FEE PAYMENT (opens new window)


For all fee enquiries please email Pat Coppick (


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 Code of Conduct

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

Club fees cover court hire for all training; coach payments and reimbursements; training equipment; our club finance & administration staff position; a season pass with free family entry to our NBL1 home games (no other club does this); a contribution to the NBL1 program; stadium improvements; and a warm-up top for new Under 10 players.

Invoices for the 2023 Championship Season period (February 2023 to August 2023) will be issued in February.

LAST SEASON: Club District Fees for the 2022/23 District Grading or Pre-Season (October 2022 to December 2022) 

  • Under 10 = $225

  • Under 12/14/16/18 - Division 1 & 2 ("Pre-Season") = $300

  • Under 12/14/16/18 - Teams 3 to 10 ("Grading Season") = $260

  • Senior & Youth League = $200

District club fees are invoiced directly via email (so it’s important we have a correct email address - we will use the Basketball SA database in the first instance). You will receive an invoice generated out of our Xero accounting system with the chance to pay the fees by EFT or credit/debit card.

You can also pay fees in cash or using EFTPOS at the club office (open Saturday & Sunday mornings & Tuesday afternoons), or by direct debit into our bank account (BSB: 325-185 Account: 03718848). Please use the formula ‘Invoice Number - Age Group - Surname’ if you make a direct debit.

Please note: If a player only plays part of the season fees can be refunded pro-rata.


  • 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 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 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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