To be able to volunteer, train, play or compete in Water Polo, participants must take up a Water Polo SA membership.
|Full-Time Tertiary Student||Youth
(18yo and under)
(12yo and under)
|Associate||Mid-Season Member (all)|
|12 month registration||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Access to SportsTG||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Insurance (covered for all Water Polo related activities)||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔
|Access to pathway opportunities and training opportunities||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Eligible to enter local competitions and events||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Eligible to enter State and National competitions||✔||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Membership (age categories fall in line with the calendar year e.g. turn 18 in that year = Youth)|
|Senior Member (19yo+)||$250 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|Full-Time Tertiary Student||$200 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|Youth (18yo and under)
Formally Junior Membership
|$230 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|Junior (12yo and under)
Formally FlippaBall Membership
|$100 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|Associate||$10 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|Mid-season Senior Member||$187||January 1 2018 – September 30 2018|
|Mid-season Youth Member||$172||January 1 2018 – September 30 2018|
|Mid-season Junior Member||$75||January 1 2018 – September 30 2018|
|Summer Team Nomination||$140 pa||2017-18 Summer Competition|
|Winter Team Nomination||TBC (dependant on competition format)||2018 Winter Competition|
|Club Affiliation||$250 pa||October 1 2017 – September 30 2018|
|State Development Squad||$240 per term||Term 3 & 4 2017 and Term 1 & 2 2018|
|NWPL Squad Training||$880 pa||Term 4 2017 – Term 3 2018|
All costs are inclusive of GST and include entry to all Adelaide Jets NWPL home games at SAALC.
2017 Winter Competition Registrations - Now Open
Where does my WPSA membership money go?
WPSA receives only 12% of its income from Membership Fees. It is therefore important to allocate a proportion of Membership income to the operations of the Association to administer the Sport. In short, individual membership to WPSA goes towards:
20% – Water Polo Australia Insurance and Capitation for all SA members and clubs
80% – Operations of the Association (includes):
- Encourage, promote, advance and administer Water Polo throughout SA
- Arrange, conduct and regulate competitions in Water Polo
- Submit and administer Grant projects
- Other membership benefits (see following page for benefits)
As the A-grade competition will be commencing in August 2017, members playing in this competition will still fall in-line with other membership periods (1 October 2017 – 30 September 2018). Players will need to renew their membership on 1 October 2017 to ensure they are eligible to participate in any future games/Water Polo activities and to be covered by insurance. This membership renewal will be valid for 12 months, expiring on 30 September 2018.
Membership and Insurance
Water Polo SA’s individual membership fee is designed to capture the cost of insurance and capitation for everyone involved in Water Polo and that is why all players/participants register with WPSA. There is a reduced WPSA membership fee available for members commencing in early 2018 to reflect the reduced yearly insurance and capitation costs from Water Polo Australia. By becoming a WPSA member, they are insured under Water Polo Australia’s insurance policy. All membership categories (except Associate Membership) include the following cover when performing Water Polo related activities:
- Public Liability $20,000,000 any one occurrence
- Products Liability $20,000,000 any one occurrence
- Professional Indemnity $5,000,000 any one loss
A WPSA Associate Membership is the only exception where the member is only covered when volunteering or is in an administrative role and is not covered when participating in trainings or competitions. Anyone involved in Water Polo activities at National, State or Club level must at a minimum have a WPSA Associate Membership. This is a requirement to be covered by WPA’s insurance. An Associate Member includes all of the following; Board Member, Committee Member, Referee, Coach, Team Manager or an Official. All members must complete their own registration on SportsTG and will be expected to pay their WPSA membership fee at the time of registration. There will be no exceptions.
How do I register for the 2017-18 season
You will be able to register for the 2017-18 Season from September 15, 2017. There will be a ‘Register Now’ button on the SportsTG website from September 15 where you will complete the online registration form. Upon registering you will be required to pay both WPSA and Club membership fees.