New fee structure after July 1, 2011

A message to all waterbasketball players intending to play after July 1st 2011.

As of July 1, 2011 there will be a new entry fee structure for all players of waterbasketball.

All players will be required to pay an entry fee of $9.25 per night.
There will no longer be any season registration payment as such (which is currently $40 for Hobart Aquatic Centre members and $50 for non-Hobart Aquatic Centre members who play waterbasketball.) Player registration will now be included as part of the slightly higher weekly entry fee.

When players come to play on any given night (both HAC members and non HAC members) they will be required to pay $9.25 at the front desk and collect a waterbasketball payment receipt. Team captains will need to collect these receipts and place them in team envelopes with names on them.
Teams playing players who have not paid an entry fee will forfeit their game.

Hobart Aquatic Centre members are required to pay the weekly entry fee as waterbasketball is not considered to be a program which is included as part of their membership package.

This fee structure has been developed to create an equitable situation for all players, Hobart Aquatic Centre members and non-members, and is designed to fund the on-going costs associated with the program, which include all playing equipment, caps, balls, scoreboards, backboard replacements, flippers, Svensen Cup night nibbles and awards, and Pool space hire.

Fee structures are set in place by the Hobart City Council, and this fee structure to be introduced has been supported by the majority of the Waterbasketball Board and was the result of negotiations between myself and the Hobart Aquatic Centre Management.

If you have any concerns or issues about this proposed change to the current situation regarding personal entry costs involved in playing waterbasketball, could you please forward them to me and I will then forward them to Centre Management for review.

Peter Gardiner
Waterbasketball Program
Hobart Aquatic Centre
Ph 0414 896 834


About Water Basketball Tasmania
Water Basketball is a sport developed by The Hobart Aquatic Centre. It involves two teams of 6 players, who pass the ball down the pool to their goal end, which is a hoop similar to basketball. Each player wears flippers (and a cap to identify which team they are playing for). Goals are scored as two or three points depending how far from the goals you are.

4 Responses to New fee structure after July 1, 2011

  1. Lisa says:

    another suggestion… perhaps we could have a season cost rather than a nightly cost – perhaps something like $150 (which is probably around the same as paying per night). if HAC could issue a pass for WBB (as they do for kids swimming lessons) then the whole burden on team captains and board members tallying up receipts each night would be over. those people who dont want to register and only play the maximum 3 games could play 9.25 per night. this strucutre would also encourage people to pay straight away as if they dont it would mean they pay 9.25 for every night they are not registered and then have to pay $150…

    • Thanks Lisa, we’ll include your suggestion in our next board meeting. A card would be handy, but THAC has rejected that in the past. The pay lump sum being cheaper than per night concept is good, as not everyone consistently pays rego and we have to chase them up.

      • Lisa says:

        they provide a card for swimming lessons (and one for the parents too!) which is only valid for the days of swimming lessons (aligned with school terms). we use the same card for successive swimming terms, which means that there is not ongoing costs associated with the cards (and we have to pay for a replacement card). so i dont see why they would reject it as it fits with the current model they already use!

        good luck!

  2. Heidi says:

    The new fee structure sounds fine, as long as THAC dont mind that it means I will be cancelling my membership. It seems less and less is included in the membership… pay for aqua classes, pay for wbb….and fees just to ride their bike? No thanks.

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