Payment Policy 

Objective 

The Narre Magic Basketball Club (NMBC) organises teams to play in competitive basketball games against other clubs, with the Casey Basketball Association (CBA). 

The Club aims to offer basketball in a fun and safe family environment, fostering an enjoyment and knowledge of the game while developing a sense of team spirit, positive self-esteem and good sportsmanship, through equal participation. It also aims to keep player fees reasonable so it is affordable for families but needs to ensure that it covers the costs of entering teams and running the club. 

What is included in player fees? 

Player fees are comprised of many components, including the following: 

  • Cost of team registration, this includes player insurance with Basketball Victoria 

  • Weekly game fees 

  • Weekly training fees 

  • Cost of trophy/medal at the conclusion of each season 

What isn’t included in player fees? 

There are some club costs not included in player fees, as follows: 

  • Club administration costs 

  • Team training equipment 

  • Coach development 

  • Annual club presentation day 

We undertake fundraising activities to cover the above costs and also look for appropriate community grants. We do this in order to keep our player fees as low as possible. 

How often are fees reviewed? 

It is anticipated that fees will be reviewed annually, before the commencement of each Winter season. However, from time to time there may be a need to adjust fees in Summer seasons as well. For example, if CBA increase costs for a Summer season, NMBC will need to review their player fees to ensure that costs are covered and be adjusted if necessary. 

Fees for each season will be made available at the time of registration opening. 

Discounts 

NMBC offers a discount for multiple children registered each season. For the first child, it is full fees. For the second child, it is reduced by $10 per season. For the third and subsequent children, fees are reduced by $20 per season per child. 

NMBC offers coaches who return for their second and subsequent seasons a $50 discount per team they coach. This is in recognition of the time given up to coach a team.

How to pay fees 

It is NMBC preference that fees are paid through our secure Online Store as there is an electronic record of payment that links directly to your email address. When using the online store, you will be diverted to the NMBC PayPal store to make payment, please note you do not need a PayPal account to make payment, you can pay with a credit or debit card. 

Fees can also be paid into our bank account using reference of “player surname + fees”, for example “Jones - Fees. 

Account Name: Narre Magic
Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
Account Number: 147473839

Reference: Surname + fees 

If you need to pay by cash, you need to arrange to do so with our treasurer, narremagicbball@gmail.com  


No-pay no-play policy 

We have a no-pay no-play policy in place. If a player’s fees are not paid in full by the first game of the season, and there is no payment arrangement in place with our treasurer, the player will be unable to take the court until payment is made or a suitable payment arrangement is in place. Please contact narremagicbball@gmail.com  if you are having difficulty paying your fees. 


Non-refundable deposit - explained 

At the time of registering a player, a payment needs to be made to secure a position in a team. Parents can choose to pay their fees in full at this time, or pay a deposit. The deposit amount is non-refundable as there is significant time put into placing children in teams and registering teams with CBA. 

The only time the deposit will be refunded is if NMBC cannot place your child in a team for their age group, or nominated age group. If you are not satisfied with the team your child is placed in, your deposit will not be refunded. 

If you change your mind after registering your child and having paid a deposit, your deposit will not be refunded. 


Refund of fees 

Player fees are due to be paid in full by the 1st round of each season. If you withdraw your child from NMBC after round 1, your fees will only be refunded, minus the deposit amount, if we can replace your child’s position with another child. 

For example, you have registered your child Tom to play in U12 boys and he has been placed in a team. You later decide to withdraw Tom’s registration. NMBC are unable to find a replacement child for this team for the season. Your fees will not be refunded. However, if 2 weeks later, another enquiry is received which results in Tom’s position being filled, you will be refunded your fees minus the specified deposit amount.

Refund due to injury 

If you child sustains an injury during the season, whether or not this happens during a game or training, and is then unable to play for a number of weeks, you may apply to have some fees refunded. You must email our treasurer, narremagicbball@gmail.com  and provide a medical certificate which must include the date from and to they can’t play. Fees will be refunded at a rate of $10 per week up to a maximum of $120. Please note, your deposit amount will not be refunded. 


Absence during season 

If you go away for a period of a season, fees will not be refunded for games missed. 


Other costs 

If a player fills-in for a Narre Magic team and is not a current registered member of NMBC, they will be charged $10 per game that they play. Please note, it is a last resort to use a fill in player that is not a member of our club and all fill ins need to be arranged through the committee. This payment should be deposited into our club bank account as follows, with reference as the child’s name. 

Account Name: Narre Magic
Bank: Bendigo Bank
BSB: 633-000
Account Number: 147473839

Reference: Surname + first initial + fill-in