Membership Payment Policy


Purpose

To ensure that membership payment practices are consistent, transparent and ensure that all membership fees are collected in a timely manner to assist the clubs financial viability.

Cost and support to parents

Membership fees for the Lara Basketball Club are compulsory and contribute towards the cost of hall hire for training, registration and affiliation fees to Basketball Geelong and the cost of trophies at the end of the Championship (winter) season. The Lara Basketball Club Committee reviews the membership fees yearly and makes every effort to keep costs to a minimum.

Fees are as follows:

Lara Basketball Club Membership Fee

To be paid prior to the beginning of the season. We will allow a grace period of 1 month after the start of the season.

$60 Senior/Junior membership season. Second family member $50, third $40

Basketball Geelong Annual Registration & Insurance Fee  (Must be paid direct to Basketball Geelong before playing your first game)

$90 Juniors (online)    /    $90 Seniors (online)

Playing Fees

$10 per game fee Juniors & Seniors (Paid direct to Basketball Geelong at the stadiums)

For Pre Paid Tickets contact Basketball Geelong

 

REQUEST FOR PAYMENT

The Lara Basketball Club Committee will ensure that:

  • information on payment options is available, accessible and easily understood to all parents so that they know what to expect and what supports they can access
  • parents are provided with early notice of annual membership fees. This enables parents to save and budget accordingly
  • the status and details of any financial arrangements are kept confidential and only shared with relevant personnel

The fees coordinator will ensure that

  • membership fees are received prior to the beginning of the season and any membership fees outstanding after the 1 months grace period will be monitored.
  • Contact will be made with the contact person of the player with outstanding fees, by either email, phone or text with the intention of collecting full payment or establishing a payment plan.
  • If contact cannot be made after 3 attempts, the player will be deemed to have ceased membership with the club and will no longer be able to train or play for the club. The relevant coach will be notified.
  • If payment is refused or communication is not resulting in any payment, the player will be deemed to have ceased membership with the club and will no longer be able to train or play for the club. The relevant coach will be notified.

Support for families

Families may experience financial difficulties and may be unable to meet the full membership fee requested. The fees coordinator and the committee exercise sensitivity to the differing financial circumstances of their members and their families when considering payment requests. Our fees coordinator is very approachable and is more than willing to listen to any issue you may have. A payment plan may be negotiated over a longer period.

Payment arrangements and methods

We realize that the beginning of the year may be a difficult time financially for families.  For that reason, if you are unable to pay the membership fees in full then a payment plan may be arranged.  Feel free to see our Fees Coordinator if you need to make payment arrangements.

Available payment methods:

Our preferred method of payment is through the Sporting Pulse online registration and payment as you can update or confirm your contact details at the same time.  This is important so we can communicate effectively with our club members.

The LBC website is at www.laragiants.org.au and there is a link at the top of the LBC website page to the right of the Giants logo “Club Membership” to register and pay membership fees.

Other options are a direct debit to our Bendigo Bank account or contact our fees coorindator to make arrangements to pay by cash or cheque. If you direct debit to our bank account make sure you enter your name as a reference otherwise we cannot match your payment to you.

Our bank account details are:

Bendigo Bank account

BSB—633000

Account Number—142651736

If you believe none of the options are suited to you and would like to arrange something else please contact our fees coordinator.


Upcoming Events


7th
Apr
Winter Uniform Day

For our new players for summer season or our existing players needing a new uniform here is the chance to grab your uniform & be ready for the new season. More details to come


3rd
Apr
Summer Presentation Day

Summer Presentation Day, a chance to celebrate all our wonderful achievements. More details to come but we will be working thru from u10s at 12pm & going thru each age group one at a time


27th
Mar
Junior Clinic

We are super excited to have our first clinic for the year on Sunday March 27th at Geelong Grammar. Thanks to Community Bank Lara District the clinic is completely FREE Please note numbers are strictly limited, so you must book your spot by filling out your details on our google form HERE


17th
Nov
Uniform Day Summer 2022

Lara Giants Basketball Uniform day – Summer Season 2022 Uniform purchases for the return of basketball for juniors. Sunday 14 November 2021  LOCATION St Anthonys Catholic Church Corner of Kees Road and Gebbies Road, Lara VIC 3212 Bookings essential:  https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=830907


17th
Apr
Uniform Day W21

Uniform day is Saturday April 17.  You must book your spot to attend via https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=742318&


29th
Nov
Annual General Meeting

Notice of Annual General Meeting- Sunday November 29 The Lara Giants are heading into a massive period of the clubs history with record number of players as well as the pushing forward with our plans for a home stadium. We ar inviting anyone who is passionate about our club to put their hands up to […]


19th
Jul
Winter 2020 Uniform Day

Uniform day for new players. Spaces are limited & must be booked in due to covid restrictions https://www.trybooking.com/book/sessions?eid=637453&ses=1937555


15th
Mar
Girls Only Clinic – Steph Blicavs

FREE Girls Only Clinic with Australia Opal /  Geelong Supercat Steph Blicavs Sunday MArch 15th – Under 10s & U12s 12pm, U14s & above 1pm Registrations required at https://forms.gle/tKY21YPZQpmm7UZn9


21st
Mar
Summer Presentation Day 2020

Junior Presentatio Day Sat March 14 at St Anthony’s Primary School Under 10s & Little Giants 4pm U12s & U14s 5pm U16 & U18s (inc U20 girls) 6pm  


13th
Oct
Annual General Meeting

Lara Basketball Club would like to advise all that the our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday October 13th at 7pm at the Lara Community Centre on Waverly Road Lara. All positions will be vacated & we will elect a new committee. For more info contact Jason on 0417306327