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Launch of Split Payments

Netball Victoria has announced the launch of the Multiple Disbursement Gateway (MPS) commonly known as Split Payments after the completion of our trial over the past months.

We are very excited to finally provide our dedicated and hardworking affiliates with a process that will reduce the administration involved in registering members.  We have undertaken very thorough testing and are now confident to introduce this process across all netball affiliates.

Affiliates will transition to Split Payments over the next couple of months with a proposed deadline of 30 September, 2018.

This is transition is compulsory for all affiliates.

 

WHAT IS SPLIT PAYMENTS AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

Split Payments is a multi-disbursement gateway function that allows online payments to be disbursed to multiple recipients via a single transaction.

For example: A club member will be able to go online in MyNetball, and in a single transaction, be able to purchase a club membership, pay the association/league fee and pay the Netball Victoria Membership fee.

The Split Payments functionality then allows for the payment to be split,  sending the club money to the nominated account (if any),  the association/league fees (if any) to the nominated account and the Netball Victoria Membership fee directly to Netball Victoria.

 

WHY USE SPLIT PAYMENTS?

The use of Split Payments removes the need for Netball Victoria to invoice affiliates and for the association/league to then invoice their clubs for NV Membership and Suncorp NetSetGO registration. The removal of this invoicing process will save hundreds of hours of administration time for our volunteers and administrators at both club, association/league and at Netball Victoria level.

 

WHAT DOES THIS CHANGE MEAN TO AFFILIATES AND MEMBERS?

Once your organisation has transitioned over to Split Payments there is NO change to the process for your members to register, things will look exactly the same for your members. The difference you will see is that all of the Netball Victoria Membership fee is disbursed directly to NV and any other fees will be disbursed directly to the appropriate organisation. For you the administrator, this means NO hours spent invoicing or chasing Netball Victoria Membership fees from your members or clubs.

 

HOW WILL NETBALL VICTORIA TRANSITION AFFILIATES?

Due to the large number of affiliates that need to transition, we will be undertaking this process gradually over the next 2 months and ask for your assistance to enable us to meet the deadline.

The Netball Victoria Member Services team and regional teams will follow a transition plan over the coming months. We ask that once you are contacted by a member of our team, that you action the request immediately or forward the email or message onto the relevant person within your organisation ASAP to action.

Should you receive correspondence from Netball Victoria regarding the Split Payment process and you are not the appropriate contact at your organisation, we ask that you PLEASE CONTACT NETBALL VICTORIA IMMEDIATELY via return email or phone 9321 2255 to advise of this and if possible, provide new contact details for the appropriate person at your organisation.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE TRANSITION PROCESS TAKE

The transition process will only take 5-10 mins to complete by each organisation. Once Netball Victoria has confirmed the transition process has been completed correctly, affiliates can use Spilt Payments (MPS Gateway) instantly.

 

TRANSITION SCHEDULE AND CONTACT OF AFFILIATES

Netball Victoria will contact affiliates as follows:

  1. Associations with no child organisations (clubs) – Split Payment transition information email to be received Wednesday, 1 August – Friday, 3 August for action immediately (action deadline Friday, 7 August)
  2. Leagues: Split Payment transition information email to be received Wednesday, 1 Aug – Friday, 3 August for action immediately (action deadline Friday, 7 August)
  3. Associations with child organisations (clubs) with online registrations forms at club level: Split Payment transition information email to be received week commencing Monday, 10 August. (action deadline Friday, 23 August)
  4. Associations with child organisations (clubs) with NO online registrations forms at club level: Split Payment transition information email to be received week commencing Monday, 27 August. (action deadline Friday, 7 September)

To ensure the Split Payment process operates correctly all levels eg club, association or league, the transition onto the gateway must be actioned within the time period allocated above.

 

PLEASE NOTE: IT IS CRITICAL THAT EACH ORGANSIATION COMPLETES THE TRANSITION PROCESS WITHIN OR PRIOR TO THE DEADLINES ADVISED TO ENSURE THE INTEGRITY, SUCCESS AND DISBURSEMENT OF FUNDS TO ALL ORGANISATIONS ACROSS THE STATE MOVING FORWARD.

 

HOW DO AFFILIATES PREPARE?

In preparation for the transition we ask that you please start to check and gather the below information and request the same information from your child organisations (clubs – if relevant).

Actions Required and Information required to transition to Split Payments:

  1. Ensure the Principal User details in MyNetball  are up to date and accurate. This is who Netball Victoria will contact should we need to make contact. Please click here to find our MyNetball User Quick reference guide to assist you to update or change these details or your MyNetball IT Users.
  2. The following information is required to enter into MyNetball:
    1. Bank Account Name
    2. BSB Number
    3. Bank Account Number

Each affiliate will be able to enter and manage their own bank account details for Split Payments. Further instructions will be provided in the Split Payment e-mail you receive from your Netball Victoria contact in the coming weeks.

 

WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO NETBALL VICTORIA MEMBERSHIP INVOICES?

The last invoice you receive from Netball Victoria for Netball Victoria membership will include NV Memberships from July 2018 – September 2018.

If your organisation has not taken Netball Victoria membership during this period, in the future invoices and direct debits from Netball Victoria will only occur for items such as affiliation, umpire badges, rule books, merchandise etc.

 

WHAT ARE THE SPLIT PAYMENTS (MPS GATEWAY) – TERMS AND CONDITIONS?

The terms and conditions can be found here.  These must be read and accepted to progress with Spit Payments.

Should you  have any questions regarding the terms and conditions prior to transitioning, please contact Nikki Cooke on memberservices@netballvictoria.com.au ASAP.

 

THE BENEFITS OF MYNETBALL AND SPLIT PAYMENTS:

Associations/leagues and clubs can use MyNetball to sell memberships, uniforms, courses, events, manage registration, communicate with members via email and text and much more.

In addition it provides a one stop shop, database and competition management system for your clubs, associations and leagues. For more about the benefits of the MyNetball system please visit our MyNetball page on the Netball Victoria website.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the many associations, leagues and clubs that have assisted Netball Victoria to test this new process.  Your support of Netball Victoria and all affiliates has been invaluable in allowing us the opportunity to provide a process that will save your fellow volunteers with many, many hours of administration time.

2018 Janelle's Miracle Netball Classic

The Janelle’s Miracle Junior Netball Classic is an annual charity netball fundraiser for the Australian Terminal Cancer Foundation.
This annual netball tournament is held at the Netball Courts at Pinks Reserve in Kilsyth Victoria.

For more information or to register – click here.

Diamond Creek FORCE Netball Association Facility Upgrade

The Diamond Creek FORCE Netball Association committee have been working tirelessly in raising the profile of their association and highlighting the lack of netball facilities in their community.   Along with local State Government Members Vicki Ward, Danielle Green, local councilors, council staff, Netball Victoria and local community members, the association have been able to demonstrate the growing demand for netball in Nillumbik Shire and the need to address the shortage of facilities for the sport in the region.

As part of its $7.7 million package to deliver community infrastructure projects across the Nillumbik Shire, the Victorian State Government announced the success of the council’s Growing Suburbs Fund application, which includes the upgrade to the Diamond Creek Force pavilion and highlights the amazing work by all stakeholders to secure netball facility provision in the shire.   The Growing Suburbs Fund is a State Government grant that assists those councils in the outlying metropolitan regions who face infrastructure challenges related to population growth through new suburb development.

The Minister for Local Government Marlene Kairouz announced a $2.8 million grant to upgrade the Pavilion which will include a large multipurpose social room, kitchen/canteen, administration office, dedicated accessible change rooms for both umpires and players, storage areas and site-wide unisex facilities. Nillumbik Shire Council contributed $200,000 to the $3.1 million project, with the Diamond Creek Netball Association contributing $80,000.

This will be a monumental step forward for the association as it works toward the precincts master plan, which includes improvement of courts and development of a long term vision for the site.  The local community are very proud of their association and appreciate the considerable time that is spent in meetings, making phone calls, preparing documents and meeting architects and consultants.  Congratulations to all those involved in this project and who are working towards improving the Netball experience for the participants in the Nillumbik community.

Frankston & District Netball Association (FDNA) - Walking Netball

We are proud to be Victoria’s first association to introduce a Walking Netball program. Our program started last September and has gone from strength to strength. We are expanding the program through our VicHealth Active Clubs Grant and look forward to providing more fun and engagement for even more members of our community.

Netball Victoria has produced this video about our Walking Netball program – you can watch it here. 

Walking Netball is played at FDNA indoor stadium every Tuesday at 9.30am. Phone 9776 5155 for more information OR you can register here.

MyNetball Training Dates

Netball Victoria will be hosting MyNetball training sessions at several locations (West Melbourne, Glen Waverley and Parkville) from September 2018 to January 2019.   The focus of these training sessions will be Setting Up Online Registrations and Setting Up a Competition within MyNetball.

These sessions are open to anyone who wants to attend, whether it be to learn something new or just have a refresher.  They are designed to ensure all administrators are equipped to fully understand the various aspects of the MyNetball system.

Training sessions are scheduled in the morning and/or evening across a range of days and locations to try cater for our all of our volunteers (see below for full dates and locations).

If the dates/times do not suit you then please contact your Netball Victoria Contact and they can help arrange a training session at a more suitable date/time.

Click here to book into a session.

Please note: If sessions do not meet the minimum requirement, they will be cancelled with all registrants notified and offered an alternative date(s).

Change Our Game Scholarship Program

Applications for the second round of the Change Our Game Scholarship Program are now open. The Scholarship Program creates opportunities for women to pursue leadership and development opportunities within the sport and active recreation sector.

The Change Our Game Scholarship Program is a Victorian Government funding program for women to access professional learning and development opportunities and enhance their skills in sport and recreation leadership and management.  Candidates for the scholarship program are to be nominated by recognized state sporting associations, state sport and recreation bodies, local government authorities and regional sports assemblies. Individuals cannot nominate themselves.  If you are interested in discussing your eligibility and gaining support from Netball Victoria please contact Jen Camilleri in the Member Services team on 9321 2228

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Community Sports Infrastructure Loan Scheme

In 2017 Active Victoria was released as a strategic framework to increase sport and recreation across Victoria. This framework identified a need to find new sources of investment to deliver community sports infrastructure. In response to this, the Andrews Labor Government announced a $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme in the 2018-19 Victorian Budget as part of a broader approach to increase and simplify infrastructure investment.  Eligible projects include the upgrade and development of significant community sport and recreation infrastructure such as indoor or outdoor aquatic leisure facilities, indoor sports stadiums, community sport precincts and synthetic sports surfaces.

The Community Sports Infrastructure Loans Scheme will support the delivery of community sport and recreation infrastructure by providing organisations access to low-interest government guaranteed loans between $500,000 and $10 million.

For more information and details on how to apply, click here.

Draft Gender Regulation & Promoting Male Participation in Netball Policy – open for feedback

Netball Victoria has developed a draft Gender Regulation and a draft Promoting Male Participation in Netball Policy and is now seeking feedback from the Victorian netball community.

The Gender Regulation has been developed to provide clear rules on how males can participate in grass roots netball.  The Promoting Male Participation Policy has been developed to provide a clear direction and policy position on how the collective netball community can develop and foster a larger number of playing options for males.

Click here for more information.

Netball Victoria Community Awards

The Netball Victoria Community Awards celebrate the significant achievements of many individuals and groups who have contributed to the sport of netball in Victoria in 2018.

The growth and development of netball within Victoria is at the heart of everything we do and we are excited to highlight the great work Netball Victoria has achieved through a combined effort with our Victorian netball community – without you, these achievements would not be possible.

Nominations for the 2018 awards are now open.

MyNetball Tip

Problem: A participant’s login ID is an email address that they no longer have access to and they cannot
remember their password
Tip: If you change the email on their profile, ALL actions you try to do (re-set password etc) will still go to the
login ID (old) email address.
You cannot just change the email on their profile, the participant needs to change their login ID themselves.

You do this in the Participant Logins page.

For more information  click here.

Get Involved

Rock Up Netball

Want to deliver a Rock Up Netball program to your community?

Join the Rock Up Netball revolution and offer social, fun and relaxed netball at your stadium or Association. For more information, visit here.

Contact

For more information, please contact your relevant Region contact below. For member support, email memberservices@netballvic.com.au

Region Contact Email
Chisholm Jen Camilleri jen.camilleri@netballvic.com.au
Jika Jen Camilleri jen.camilleri@netballvic.com.au
Dandenong Valley Judy Nash judy.nash@netballvic.com.au
Elmer Judy Nash judy.nash@netballvic.com.au
Henderson Amanda Kappa amanda.kappa@netballvic.com.au