2018-19 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new season again with a Come & Try night this Thursday the 19th of July, at 7:30pm in the Dive Pool. To those new to the game, come and check it out and to existing players, bring your friends along :-). The 2018-19 Season 1 starts 2 weeks later on Thursday the 2nd of August, so now’s the time to give it a go!

Pool entry is free; just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We have plenty of caps but limited fins, so bringing your own fins is recommended.

If you’d like to print the below flyer (for yourself or to help out by giving it to friends, posting it at your work, etc.) then click on the pdf image below (Adobe Reader required).

2018-19 S1 Come & Try Night

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2018-19 S1 Roster Update

Hi all,

Please note the following updates to the 2018-19 first season planning. Note, that the Come & Try night will still be on Thursday 19/7 as originally scheduled.

  • Round 1 has been delayed by 1 week due to the Australian School Sports Swimming Championships (DKHAC apologises for the late notice) and will now take place on Thursday the 2nd of August.
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  • The Water Polo Nationals are scheduled for the first week of October, so Water Basketball will have a break that week.

The planner on the Roster page has been updated accordingly.

It is currently also unclear whether we will have 8 or 9 teams. This depends to a large extent on whether certain teams are able to find a few more players during the Come & Try night (so the Round 1 delay may not be such a bad thing).

Once that has been confirmed, we’ll be able to finalise the season structure, possibly further affecting the dates and introducing byes if we end up with 9 teams.

We aim to publish the detailed roster for the first season of 2018-19 during the weekend prior to Round 1 at the latest.

Cheers,

Dave

2017-18 S2 Results GF & Awards

Thursday 14/06/2018

Sheep Stations 37 def Sea Serpents 34
Rob 21, Cole 14

The Nuts 44 def Sharks 26
Tony 22, Ellie 10

Please see this previous post for the final scores and awards for the 2017-18 Season 1.

The awards for both both seasons of the 2017-18 financial year were presented during the Winter Water Basketball dinner last Saturday. A big thank you to the 35 in attendance for making it another success.

With regards to the 2017-18 Season 2, congratulations to the Championship winners of Division 1, The Nuts and of Division 2, Sheep Stations. A big congratulations also to the winners of the Individual Awards:

2017-18 Season 2:

  • Best & Fairest Female: Nicki Fox (Ducks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Tim Hynes (Beached Az)
  • Most improved Female: Julie Mc (Clownfish)
  • Most improved Male: Dylan graham (Sharks)

The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season. With 286 points for the season, Jemma Dazeley once more bagged the top scorer spot, closely followed by Tony Edmondson with 275 and Cole Dabner in third with 215 points.

As usual, I’d like to take a moment here to recognise the contributions of duty teams, captains, umpires and board members! Without everyone’s help and enthusiasm we wouldn’t be able to keep this competition running as smoothly as it has been. A small effort on everyone’s part constitutes a significant result for everyone to enjoy. As always Sylvie’s help with setting up equipment continues to be appreciated ๐Ÿ™‚ . We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams, so a special thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged, particularly with the added membership fee collection effort, and the Board for their work behinds the scenes.

The Incorporated Associationโ€™s Annual General Meeting is due and will be held prior to Round 1 of next season, which will be on the 26th of July, 6:30pm โ€“ 7:30pm in DKHAC meeting room 1 (Dive pool). All players are invited to attend. The agenda will be communicated to the captains via email closer to the meeting date. One of the items discussed will be Board membership. The current Board members have all confirmed they’re happy to continue in their current roles. However, if any player wishes to nominate themselves for a position on the board, the nomination should be submitted to me via email by Friday 20 July 5pm at the latest, so it can be voted upon (via email through captains) in the lead-up to, and confirmed in, the AGM.

We’ll kick the 2018-19 first season off with a Come & Try night on 19 July, followed by the first round on the 26th. For the full year’s schedule, as usual, check the Roster page.

It sounds like all teams are good to continue and have their captains in place. To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will need help with finding new players, and if they do, please make sure to attend the Come & Try night. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with Tony whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Captains will need to submit their team registration sheets by Sunday the 22nd of July at the latest (start with confirmed players only; it’s easier to add than to remove when doing the Stats).

The fees for the 2018-19 financial year have been negotiated to remain the same as last year, which is great news, and the usual detailed information wil be emailed to the captains for distribution.

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night and/or send us an email with your enquiry through our enquiry form. The usual notification and poster will make its way onto the website and into DKHAC in the lead up to the night as well. Kyle has posted the event on our Facebook page, so you can share that on your timeline.

Thank you all for another great season; hope to see you all back in the pool in July. ๐Ÿ™‚

Dave

2017-18 S2 Results SF

Thursday 7/06/2018

Sharks 38 def Beached Az 32
Caitlin 14, Kylie/Christy/Wes each 10

Ducks 22 def by Sea Serpents 48
Nicki 8, Cole/Carrie each 16

The Grand Finals roster is now available on the Roster page, including Duty and Umpiring arrangements.

A reminder regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements. Please make sure you get your RSVP/Payments in ASAP.

Dinner Reminder

A final reminder to get your RSVPs/payments in for the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements.

Hope you can all make it ๐Ÿ™‚

Good luck with the Semi Finals tonight!

2017-18 S2 Results QF

Thursday 31/05/2018

Sheep Stations 33 def Ducks 22
Nicole 24, Shane 14

Beached Az 44 def Clownfish 41
Sam 24, Julie 16

Sea Serpents 54 def Brothers 26
Bec 10, Cole 22

The Nuts 52 def Sharks 40
Jemma 30, Mikalah 10

The Semi Finals roster is now available on the Roster page, including Duty and Umpiring arrangements.

The Water Basketball Planner for the 2018-19 year is now available on the roster page. The roster may change still, depending on the number of teams playing and the finalisation of Water Polo Nationals scheduling.

Lastly, a reminder regarding the Winter Water Basketball Dinner. See a previous post for a summary, and please follow up with your captain if you haven’t yet received the more detailed email with RSVP and payment arrangements. Hope you can all make it ๐Ÿ™‚

Dark Mofo: Landing

Dark Mofo organisers and artist Tanya Lee have asked me to help them communicate one of their events and encourage our players to participate. Please see below for details:

I’m getting in touch on behalf of Dark Mofo and artist Tanya Lee to let you know about a project called Landing that is coming up as part of the Festival that the Water Basketball might be interested in. We’d love to have you involved!

We are looking for swimmers to dive into the 50 metre pool at the Hobart Aquatic Centre to help us swim the distance between Australia and Manus Island in a continuous 24 hour relay. We need hundreds of swimmers to participate to make the project work!

The project is taking place from 6pm on Saturday 9 June- 6pm on Sunday 10 June and is free to participate.

For more information: https://darkmofo.net.au/program/landing-tanya-lee/

Flyers/Posters
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