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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:
- 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)
- Leagues: Split Payment transition information email to be received Wednesday, 1 Aug – Friday, 3 August for action immediately (action deadline Friday, 7 August)
- 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)
- 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:
- 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.
- The following information is required to enter into MyNetball:
- Bank Account Name
- BSB Number
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
- The objective of the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is to provide financial support at a local level for WCNL Clubs and Leagues to assist with occupational health and safety initiatives at a club level.
- The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund for 2018 will provide grants to the value of 50% of the total project cost, at a maximum grant reimbursement of $1,500 per application.
- Funding to commence in March 2018.
- Clubs must apply directly to their Netball Victoria Region Manager.
- Nominations will be assessed at the end of each month until either the start of September 2018 or until the funding is exhausted.
- Download WorkSafe Safety Fund Form
Congratulations to Gaye Eaton, inducted into the Goulburn Valley Football Netball League Hall of Fame.
Gaye played netball with Congupna and Shepparton Netball Association and won four Wellman Medals as Goulburn Valley’s best player from her 338 games.
Entries for the 2018 Association Championships are now open.
The Association Championships is entering its 19th year of competition and is a crucial part of the Netball Victoria Pathway.
Victorian Netball League license applications for 2019-2023 are now open.
Head to netb.al/vnlapps for more information.
The VMNL is launching a new competition for males aged 15/U and 17/U in July 2018.
The competition will run on Tuesdays from 17 July to 18 December at the VU Community Sports Stadium, Footscray.
Netball Victoria Associations/Leagues have an opportunity to align with the Melbourne Vixens for season 2018 by taking up an Association/League Membership at NO COST. By doing this, Associations and Leagues help to strengthen the alliance between grass roots and elite netball in Victoria.
For more information or to sign up visit the Melbourne Vixens website.
The Country Footy Netball Program is now open. Local Government can apply for up to $100,000 to replace or upgrade ageing grounds and facilities, support new lighting, build more modern and safer netball courts and build new pavilions with female-friendly change rooms.
Applications for the Country Football and Netball Program are now open and close on 12 April 2018.
Problem: Participant’s trying to register through their MyNetball profile?
Tip: This option only works if the participant has previously been part of your organisation. If they have, all they need to do is make sure that your organisation is selected at the top of the page.
Once they have selected your organisation, the registration form you have set up will appear under My Forms and Purchases.
Alternatively, if the participant has never been affiliated with your organisation can find your form via the MyNetball App by clicking on the magnifying glass.
Type the name of the organisation they want to register in the search bar
Tap on the association you wish to register to add them to your organisation list.
Become a Rock Up Netball Licence Holder
Want to offer fun and social netball to your community? Become a Rock Up Netball Licensee! Rock Up Netball is a relaxed format of playing netball with programs including Train, Play Festivals and Social Competitions. As a Netball Victoria affiliate, you will receive all the resources to market the program, equipment kit and boost participation.
To find out more, visit the Rock Up Netball website.
Book a Netacise session for your Association or Club
The time is now to spark up your preseason by offering Netacise!
Netacise focuses on the core components of netball including speed and agility, strength, power and netball fitness!
To give your association or club the edge, visit the Netacise website.
Pam Ferrari – Northern Region Manager
Phone: (03) 5434 2417