2018-19 S1 Results R2

Thursday 09/08/2018

Brothers 42 drew Clownfish 42
Anna 20, Brett/Natalie each 14

Sharks 38 def Sheep Stations 27
Mikalah 20, Clinton 11

The Sisters 54 def Ducks 21
Rebecca 28, Katie 8

The Nuts 54 def Beached Az 26
Jemma 44, Wes 14

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Reminder for Umpires and Captains: Umpiring meeting next week on 16 Aug at 6:30pm in the Dive Pool meeting room. The Regulations must be read prior to that meeting.

Weekly Rule Highlight

Only 2 players of each team are allowed to occupy any space within each 2 meter area (see 15.8 and 15.9 of the Regulations).

For full details on the rule, see a previous post, but to highlight the things to do when this foul is called in the offensive team’s favour:

  • The player with the ball at the time (or nearest if no possession) gets to take the free throw.
  • You must take the free throw either on the spot that player was on at the time of the foul call, OR, directly in front of the basket on the 2-meter line. It’s your choice and you should make your decision clear to players and umpires.
  • If you take the free throw in the 2-meter area (on the line is also considered in the 2-meter area), then only 1 other player from your team can be in the 2-meter area.
  • From the free throw spot (you may be called back if not on the designated spot), you may shoot, pass or swim.
    • If you swim, the umpires will call Play On and the defenders may resume defending.

Please remind your team mates of this process, since umpires keep having to explain the rule even to experienced players, and it can get confusing trying to shout a rule explanation over the water to people with ear guards on.


Umpiring Round 2

Hi all – just a quick note to let you know that some of our regular umpires are unavailable this week (round 2), so a few of the games will need to be umpired by single umpires. As always, we count upon each player’s understanding of limited visibility as well as their intent on making each game a positive experience for everyone involved.

On a related note, it would be much appreciated if the captains of teams that are providing no umpires or just 1 umpire, can try and find some suitably experienced candidates for the umpiring role (email to Tony and Dave). Ideally we’d like to be able to call upon 2 umpires from each team. The more umpires and better spread across teams we have, the more we can guarantee 2 umpires per game, as well as some breaks for the regular umpires.

2018-19 S1 Results R1

Thursday 02/08/2018

The Nuts 60 def Sharks 33
Jemma 38, Ellie 10

Clownfish 26 def by Beached Az 47
Julie 10, Sam 27

Ducks 30 def by Sheep Stations 51
Andrew 10, Rob 18

Brothers 42 def The Sisters 30
Anna 14, Clare 12

The ladder and top scoring rankings have also been updated under Statistics.

Weekly Rule Highlight

As in previous seasons, fill-in scores for players registered with other teams (as well as those of non-registered players) count towards the team total during the first 3 rounds of every regular season (see Section 6 of the Regulations). The intention is to give teams the opportunity to settle in and get their line-up sorted out. In addition, during the first 3 rounds, there is no minimum of 4 own players requirement and the minimum of 4 players can be met through use of fill-ins from other teams.

Fill-in scores are, during the entire season, noted in the score sheet’s Fill-In section for the team and fill-in players are excluded from top-scoring and Best & Fairest stats for their fill-in game(s). Any players written into the scoresheet’s printed player list (which as mentioned above is incorrect) are considered fill-ins for stats purposes.

Round 4 onwards goals from fill-in players registered with another team do not count (and are not noted on the scoresheet). Scores from new (non-registered) players however continue to count and should still be noted in the Fill-In section of the scoresheet.

Once a player has played 3 games with any team, he/she must register for water basketball and nominate a specific team, as agreed with its captain. During the remainder of the season (after the first 3 games) the minimum of 4 own players or forfeit rule (see 3.5.4) applies.

2018-19 S1 Roster

The roster for 2018-19 Season 1 has been published on the Roster page. The rest of the umpiring roster will be added closer to round 4. Please get in touch with Tony regarding unavailability.

The Annual General Meeting will be held ahead of round 1 on the 2nd of August, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. All members are welcome and particularly captains are encouraged to attend.

The first Umpiring meeting is scheduled for the 16th of August, ahead of round 3, 6:30pm – 7:30pm. The Regulations must be read prior to that meeting. Captains are strongly encouraged to attend; we are always struggling to get enough umpires so could you please canvas your teams and have a good try at convincing anyone to umpire. For those teams that are not volunteering at least one umpire (who is also attending the meeting), could you please either attend the meeting or nominate someone from your team to attend.

Duty teams, please be on time and have sufficient team members available to set up/clean up. A refresher of the tasks involved with Duty can be found here.

To assist the umpires in keeping the games running smoothly, all players are requested to read the Regulations at the start of each season. Aside from understanding the practicalities of the game, saving umpires the effort of having to shout an explanation over the water, it will also help you to understand how minor fouls (S15) and gross-misconduct fouls (S16) are enforced and how you can follow up on conflicts between players (S20).

Lastly, a reminder of the kind of sport Water Basketball is, the social environment it is played in and how that should inform your behaviour.

While Water Basketball is a sport, it is primarily a social game. Unlike sports played by large numbers of people and as such more categorised by ability, Water Basketball is a mixed sport, played by a small number of people, who therefore differ more in skill level, age, strength, fitness and motivation.

This means greater responsibility and consideration is needed from each player with regards to their impact on other players.

Water Basketball is also run by and dependent on volunteers. People who sacrifice their personal time, without compensation, for the benefit of each player. Umpiring any sport is difficult. Professional umpires are paid, thoroughly trained, and still make mistakes. It’s even more difficult to umpire a sport, where half the action is underwater.

Competitiveness is fine, but not if it comes at an unfair cost to others. That includes your team mates, other players and volunteers. Consider your actions, physically and verbally. Abusive behaviour of any kind is not acceptable, even if you personally think you have a good reason for it. When it is pointed out to you, don’t get defensive, but reflect and actively try and adjust your behaviour. The umpire’s word is always final, but it would be nice if it doesn’t have to come to that.

The Board and umpires continuously aim to improve the game, but we can’t do this without your goodwill and positive input. To help with this, please all read the Regulations and discuss any ambiguities with your Captain and/or the Board members. When in the pool and you’re finding yourself in a physically escalating situation, swim away, take a deep breath and think before you act.

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

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.
  • 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.



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 🙂 . 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 Association’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 – 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. 🙂