WHO WE ARE
Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. (ABN 79 494 538 584) are a registered non-profit organisation who offer basketball training and compete in the local junior competition run by the City of Blacktown Basketball Association for the U12 to U18 age groups.
TRAINING AND ATTENDANCE
U12 Mixed, U14 Girls, U14 Boys
U16 Boys, U18 Boys
There will be times when training may need to be cancelled due to factors including but not limited to weather or special events at the venue. Team Managers will update players and parents regarding changes as we become aware of them. Please inform your Team Manager if you are unable to attend training.
GAMES AND ATTENDANCE
The Huskies play at Kevin Betts Stadium, Ralph Place at Mt Druitt. Game nights are dependent on the player’s age group.
U12 and U14 Fridays from 6pm
U16 Thursdays from 6pm
U18 Mondays from 6pm
Domestic competition games are where our players reap the rewards of their training and we hope that all players attend. Please inform your Team Manager as soon as possible if you are unable to attend a game. This allows us adequate time to organise fill-ins as we will no longer be able to add fill-ins to rosters on game night; any changes to rosters must be made at least 48 hours prior.
NOTE: Please note that players with outstanding fees are not able to take the court until fully paid.
SYDNEY HUSKIES SCHEDULE OF FEES
Membership Fee $30.00Annually
Competition Fee $300 Per Season
NOTE: Fees exclude annual BNSW registration, one-off uniform costs, and fees for semis and grand finals.
Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. are an accredited NSW Active Kids Provider. If you wish to use your voucher towards the fees, please enter it in the appropriate field in the registration form.
For players who wish to play across age groups, the competition fee will only apply once.
We understand that circumstances vary so should you need to make a payment arrangement, please send us an email to let us know. Requests will be reviewed by the Huskies Committee on a case by case basis. Please allow up to 2 business days for a response.
Fees for missed training and/or games are non-refundable.
ACCEPTED FORMS OF PAYMENT
● Bank Transfer (preferred method of payment)
● Square App payments (please note card surcharges will apply)
CITY OF BLACKTOWN BASKETBALL (CBBA) REGISTRATION
The player’s registration is with the City of Blacktown Basketball Association (CBBA). The registration lasts for a period of 12 months commencing from the date a full payment is made. It is the player’s/parents’ responsibility to ensure this registration is up to date. A player who takes the court while unregistered will incur a $60.00 fine as well as costing the team -3 competition points. Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. will not be absorbing this fine.
NOTE: CBBA registration is separate to Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. registration and fees.
All Huskies players must abide by the CBBA’s Uniform By-Laws. The prescribed player jersey and shorts kit must be worn by all players participating in domestic competition. Kits can be ordered by sending us a message on any of our social media channels or via email. A one-off payment of $80.00 inc GST is required at the time of order (delivery fees may apply). Delivery time is approximately 5 weeks. Jersey numbers are assigned by the club. Other Huskies apparel can also be ordered however only the player jersey and shorts are required.
All players’ parents/family members (18 years or older) are asked to assist at the scorer’s table at least once throughout the season. Team Managers will provide a bench duty roster each week. If you can not attend the game you are allocated, please advise the Team Manager so it can be swapped for another game. If you are not sure how to do bench duty, speak to your Team Manager or Coach and they will arrange for someone to assist you. We understand that families have work commitments and will try to roster around these commitments. We also know that parents and families like to watch their children play so please ensure you complete your bench duty so others can enjoy watching the game and don’t get stuck on bench duty every week.
Per the CBBA By-Laws, “Failure to adhere to by-law 6.1 may result in a $20.00 fine. Where a team fails to supply a scorer, that team will have no right of query or appeal in relation to any matter pertaining to the scoring of that game.”
Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. will not absorb this fine; it is the responsibility of the parent/family member that does not complete bench duty to pay the fine. Players/families that incur a fine will not be permitted to play until the fine is paid.
Team Managers are not required to do bench duty as they are at the games to assist the coach, pay and collect game fees and assist parents with the bench and assist the Sydney Huskies Committee when required.
PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY (GAME NIGHTS)
Please refer to CBBA’s policy of photography & videography during game nights here.
SOCIAL MEDIA RELEASE
Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. have social media accounts used as a space where we share players’ photos and videos of our training, games (subject to CBBA policy above), and club-sanctioned events. There is a section on the Huskies Player Registration Form to complete this.
DUTY OF CARE
While the utmost care and necessary precautions will be taken, Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. and our volunteers are not there to supervise your child off court. Subject to public health orders and COVID-19 protocols in place, you will be required to supervise your children throughout the season.
This is especially important as your child may be injured whilst playing a game. Committee Members, Coaching Staff and Team Managers are not at the stadium to mind players but rather to guide, develop and coach your children about basketball, fair play, and sportsmanship.
If your child is injured in a game you must report it to the Team Manager who will note the incident/injury via an incident report.
CODE OF CONDUCT
Sydney Huskies coaches and club officials hold valid Working With Children Check certificates. The club upholds the 5 core components of child safety in its organisational leadership, governance, and culture as defined by the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian::
a. The organisation publicly commits to child safety and leaders champion a child safe culture
b. Child safety is a shared responsibility at all levels of the organisation
c. Risk management strategies focus on preventing, identifying and mitigating risks to children
d. Staff and volunteers comply with a code of conduct that sets clear behavioural standards towards children
e. Staff and volunteers understand their obligations on information sharing and record keeping
Furthermore, all club officials, coaches, players, parents and spectators are required to adhere to the CBBA’s Code of Conduct and Zero Tolerance Policy, copies of these documents can be found on the CBBA website here. Failure to comply or breaching these policies may lead to suspension and/or expulsion.
If a player or parent has an issue or requires clarification on a matter, they are to advise or seek immediate assistance from the Team Coach in the first Instance. Should further assistance be required, a player or parent may seek assistance from the Team Manager or a Sydney Huskies Committee Member. All correspondence in the first instance should be referred to the committee via email. The Sydney Huskies Committee, if and when required, will seek assistance from CBBA. The Huskies Committee will remain impartial and treat all correspondence with fairness and confidentiality.
The positive support players and parents give the team is crucial to its continued success. Destructive comments and/or behaviour aimed at coaches, players, Team Managers, Sydney Huskies Committee Members and other clubs in the association whether verbal, written, or on social media is unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Our club officials are all volunteers; there is no greater reward for their time and effort than seeing the players enjoying the game of basketball, playing as a team, and showing great sportsmanship.
Players wishing to join Sydney Huskies Basketball Inc. must complete the registration form provided on the link below. By filling up the registration form and using our services, you confirm that you have read, understood and agreed to the terms and conditions contained in this document