2016-17 S2 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new year again with a Come & Try night on the 2nd of February, 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 :-). Remember, the season starts the following week on 9 February, 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 also have caps and fins available, but if you have your own (regular sized, not scuba) fins then we recommend you bring those.

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).

flyer-2017

2016-17 S1 End of Season

Thanks to those attending the BBQ last Saturday :-). It was nice to see that despite the busy time of the year a decent number of us had found the time to catch up with other team players, which included their children, the next generation of Water Basketball players.

In addition to recognising the Division winners, DKHAC free entry vouchers were presented to winners of individual awards:

2016 Season 1

  • Best & Fairest Female: Ellie Bucher 17 (Sharks)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Sam Scandrett 18 (Beached Az)
  • Most Improved Female: Jemma Dazeley (Nuts)
  • Most Improved Male: James Barnes (Sea Snakes)

2016-17 Season 1 (switch to financial year season naming)

  • Best & Fairest Female: Alyce Francis (Beached Az)
  • Best & Fairest Male: Cole Dabner (Ducks)
  • Most improved Female: Caitlin Barber (Sea Snakes)
  • Most improved Male: Chris Waugh (Pink Pirates)

Congratulations everyone; all well deserved! The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) maintained his traditional number 1 spot on the top scorers ladder this season with 282 points, closely followed by Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) with 278 points and Markus Bucher (Sharks) with 227 points.

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 Andrew efforts in for providing us with game highlights on Facebook are appreciated as well. 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 in leading the competition through the recent organisational changes without really any noticeable negative impact to the game.

Since we now operate by financial year, which runs from 1/7-30/6, next season’s structure and cost will stay exactly the same. As per the Water Basketball Year Planner, we’ll start off with a (free) Come & Try night on 2 February and Round 1 on 9 February. The season will run as usual, with 14 regular rounds and 3 finals rounds, with the only break in the season for Easter. We’re scheduled to finish the season with the Grand Finals on 15 June, followed by our newly introduced mid-year Water Basketball event on Saturday 17 June.

It will be a dinner for all teams in the function room of the Ball & Chain and is shaping up to be a great night out so please keep this night free in your calendars. All we need now is a catchy name, somewhat Dark MoFo-like. The WeeBees? The Water Ball? Send in your idea and I’ll put up a poll during next season so you can all vote for it. Based on the votes, the board will make a final decision, consider it to be our Boaty McBoatface disclaimer, and the winner takes home a, possibly framed, DKHAC free entry voucher.

To assist in planning, it would be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year (so we can determine whether the competition will remain financially viable). Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (19 January at the latest) Captains should confirm their team’s ability to pay the current team registration fee of $960 (between about $7-$10 per player per game, depending on team numbers) submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

New/interested players are encouraged to attend the Come & Try night on 2 Feb and/or send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form.

Thank you all for another great season; hopefully you’ll have a great Christmas break and much health and happiness for 2017! πŸ™‚

Dave

Come & Try Night

Just a reminder that we’ve got our pre-season Come & Try night tomorrow, Thursday 21/7, 7:30pm – 9pm in the Dive Pool. Entry is free for all participants (just mention that you’re there for the Water Basketball come & try night at reception). As usual, we have fins and caps on lend but recommend those with fins to bring their own.

See also: https://www.facebook.com/the.hobart.aquatic.centre/

Flyer 2016 Come and Try

2016 S2 Come & Try Night

I can confirm that there will be a Come & Try night on Thursday 21 July (the week before Round 1 on 28 July) from 7:30pm – 9pm in the Dive Pool. Entry is free for all participants (just mention that you’re there for the Water Basketball come & try night at reception). As usual, we have fins and caps on lend but recommend those with fins to bring their own.

Anyone is welcome, but I thoroughly recommend that at least the captains of all teams needing players be present. Teams needing players should do some serious recruiting leading up to the Come & Try night and bring anyone interested along to that night.

 

2016 S1 Results GF

Thursday 16/06/2016

Pink Pirates 31 def by Brothers 48
Nick 21, Mitchell 22

The Nuts 42 def Ducks 26
Cole/Ron each 8, Tony 20

Congratulations to Division Premiers The Nuts (Div 1) and Brothers (Div 2)! It was a bit more of a quiet affair in the stands last night; perhaps too cold for people, or not having the awards night, but hopefully we can all come together for a big awards night out on the 3rd of December to celebrate the victories and individual awards of both seasons and for all teams to have a fun night out.

We don’t want to keep you in suspense regarding the Individual Awards, so congratulations to the following winners. In the category Best & Fairest Female, Ellie Bucher (Sharks) with 17 votes and Best & Fairest Male Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) with 19 votes. The complete Best & Fairest list (of those who received points) has now been updated in the Stats section for this season.

The Most Improved Player awards were awarded by the Board to Jemma Dazeley (The Nuts) and James Barnes (Sea Snakes) for having noticeably improved this season and having made valuable contributions to their respective teams. The achievements of this season’s 3 top scorers, Tony Edmondson (The Nuts) 315, Sam Scandrett (Beached Az) 262 and Ellie Bucher (Sharks) 198, should also be recognised.

The contributions of duty teams and umpires are appreciated as always as well as Andrew efforts in for providing us with game highlights on Facebook all season. We were fortunate again this season to have 8 (reasonably) solid teams with a thank you to all Captains for keeping their teams organised and engaged and the Board for their work behinds the scenes.

Peter Gardiner has resigned from the Board and will take a 6-12 month break from Water Basketball to focus on the various Schools Sports initiatives he’s involved in. On behalf of the Board and all players I’d like to thank him for all his work at Water Basketball throughout the years and wish him all the best in his other endeavours.

This brings the numbers down to 3, which are bring back up to 5 by welcoming Alison Scandrett and Tony Edmonson to the Board. The exact roles and responsibilities of each Board member will be published prior to next season. This will be the approach for the 2016-17 Financial Year and once Water Basketball has navigated the transition into its new Incorporated structure we will schedule its first Annual General Meeting to vote on and elect new Board members. Going forward this will be the new way of determining the Board composition.

As mentioned in last week’s post and the week before that, next season’s structure will stay the same and the cost per player will remain similar, so we hope to see you all back next season which, as detailed on the latest year planner, commences 28 July. Captains may be contacted in June to work out any further details and we aim to have the final arrangements on the website for you by early July, so we can confirm the necessary team commitments by mid-July at the latest.

To assist in planning, it would also be very useful if the Captains could indicate as early as possible whether their team will continue to play next year. Similarly, the sooner umpires can confirm with John whether they intend to continue umpiring next season the better. Closer to the start (22 July at the latest) Captains should submit their team sheets to me, so we can get the stats and scoresheets side of things organised.

New/interested players are encouraged to send us an email with your inquiry through our enquiry form. There will most likely be a Come & Try night on 21 July, which always proves valuable in getting a feel for what it’s like to play Water Basketball.

Thank you all for another great season πŸ™‚

Dave

 

2016 S1 Come & Try Night

We’re kicking off the new year again with a Come & Try night on the 28th of January, 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 :-).

Pool entry is free, just mention at Reception that you’re there for the Water Basketball Come & Try night. We also have caps and fins available, but if you have your own (regular sized, not scuba) fins then we recommend you bring those.

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).

Flyer 2016 S1

2016 S1 Start

Hi all, hopefully you’ve all had a great break, enjoyed Christmas and are having a good start to the year. All the best for 2016!

The 1st season of 2016 will start with a Come & Try night on Thursday the 28th of January (7:30pm) and Round 1 of the 2016 1st regular season on the 4th of February at the usual times.

The flyer for the Come & Try night will be published soon and the roster will be provided closer to the start of the season, after some further communication with the captains and last year’s umpires.

Cheers,
Dave