It’s great to see that all 8 teams have been able to commit to the new season and I’m happy to report that the Board has achieved a lot during the break and we’re now in a position where we can continue to enjoy playing water basketball.
The year planning will be by financial year from now on, to coincide with DKHAC’s planning and fee schedule. This means the upcoming season is the 1st season of the 2016-17 financial year; see the bottom of the roster page for the updated year planner.
The roster for the 2016-17 Season 1 commences this Thursday 28/7 at 7:30pm (for the usual 7:45pm game start) and has been published on the Roster page, including the first 5 rounds of umpiring roster. Umpires, as usual, please discuss any scheduling issues with John asap. There may come a time during this season or the next where we need to shift to a 7pm start, but I’ll let you know at least a month in advance when/if that time comes. For the time being it’s business as usual.
Water Basketball Tasmania is now an Incorporated Association, owning (and responsible for) all its equipment and we are required to pay DKHAC for pool hire in advance, which is why we’re asking you to pay your membership fees in advance. I won’t go into detail here, but if you would like to know more, please talk to your team captain whom has been provided with full information.
Please transfer your fees to your team captain, who will transfer them to the Association’s bank account as soon as that has been established. To be clear, all of your fees will go towards payment of pool hire, insurance, equipment and whatever we can put towards keeping the competition healthy and enjoyable.
We also have updated Board, Captains and Umpires lists. Captains, please provide your updated Team Registration Sheets to Alison, Kyle and/or myself asap.
Lastly, we are planning a big end of year social function mid-2017 after the second season (see year planner), since that is a nice end to the (water basketball) year and having it then will not conflict with the busy December month. We originally planned a social function on 3 December as well, but we’d like to talk to players and captains a bit more about that over the next few weeks (whether people can make it and if so what kind of event).
Have a great season and if you have any questions, please talk to a board member.