TERMS & CONDITIONS

Have Fun

Even though our seasons are a 'competition' that include semi and grand finals it is about having fun. 

Our indoor sports are a social sport, and we provide an opportunity for teams to enjoy a level of fitness whilst having fun with their team mates.

Competition Details

Our social competitions run all year round, with a two week break over the Christmas and New Year holiday. Finals are run over two weeks, with the semi-finals being held the week after the end of the minor round. The semi-finals are 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd. They are a knockout, with the winners of each semi-final competing in the grand final the following week. Round one of each new season is played on the same night as grand final night and teams participating in grand finals have the result of the final count as their round one game.

View season dates here

 

Games Fees & Nomination Fees

 

Nomination Fee New Team           $40.00 1st season

Nomination Fee Current Team      $20.00 per season

Netball Teams                                 $77.00 per game

Soccer Teams                                 $55.00 per game

Cricket (6-a-side) Teams               $78.00 per game

All nomination fees are payable with the nomination form or by Round 3

All game fees are payable prior to the game or on the night of the game (see payment options below)

​​

Nominations

All teams are automatically carried forward into the next season. However:

  • You need to advise us if you do not wish to continue with at least 2 weeks notice

  • All current teams must:

    • complete a re-nomination form prior to the beginning of the next season

    • pay the $20 nomination fee by Round 3

    • update contact details for team organiser(s)

    • even if contact details remain the same a nomination form is required, you are signing and accepting the terms and conditions for each season on behalf of your team

    • nominate the account holder (see below)

  • New teams must:

    • provide a nomination form

    • pay the $40 nomination fee

    • provide full contact details for 2 contact people/organisers.

  • If a new team has joined the competition less than 1 month prior to a new season the $20 re-nomination fee is waived for the current season, but will be payable for the the next season.

  • Please ensure all details are correct and valid i.e. email addresses and phone numbers. Players and organisers are contacted via email and SMS by ICA Sportzworx Stepney.

 

​​Click here to go to the nomination forms.

 

 

Team Account Holder

 

The team organiser/captain will be assigned as the role of team Account Holder. This means that the organiser will be responsible for any future outstanding fees for that team. Please note the following:

  • No one will be given the role of account holder unless permission is granted by the person becoming the account holder

  • A team organiser cannot nominate another person to be the account holder, unless permission is granted by that person

  • Account holders need to login into their profile (via Spawtz) to

  1. set up their profile

  2. if a profile is already set up, the next time the account holder logs in, they will be asked for their card details

  • Account holders will only be charged if the full game fee is not paid on the night of the game or prior to the game

  • All card details are stored with a secure payment gateway provider and ICA Sportzworx Stepney will never see or store those details

  • The account holder will be notified via SMS the morning after the game re any game fees not paid. 

  • There is 48 hours to arrange for players to pay who did not pay at the game, to avoid

  • Payment of outstanding game fees are processed 48 hours after the game

  • Account holders will receive an email notification if any payments have been processed

  • It is the Account holder's responsibility to seek reimbursement from players who have not paid their game fees

  • Organisers/account holders and players can view their team statement at any time via their logins

 

See below re Paying for game fees online prior to the game starting "Pay before you Play"

Payment of Games Fees & Nomination Fees

 

All game fees are payable prior to your game starting. The team nomination fee must be at the beginning of each season. Management reserves the right to exclude teams from the competition and/or finals who have not paid nomination fees and/or have outstanding debtors.

If a player or team does not pay for their game, players and/or teams will  be banned from the arena as management's discretion. In some cases your team's fixtures may be put on hold or for extreme cases your team will be asked to leave the competition.

A list of payment options are available here

Pay before you play

 

Click on the logo "Play before you Play" found on this website and Facebook to pay your game fees prior to arriving for your game.
You can also click here to access the payment screen. All payments made are immediate and added to the team's statement and it also includes the name of the person who paid. How to Pay before you Play:

  • login to your profile

  • click on MY STATEMENT

  • select the green button MAKE A PAYMENT FOR THIS BILL

  • select the fixture fee you are paying for

  • add in the amount you are paying

  • you will be directed to a secure payment gateway to finalise the payment

  • An email will be sent to yourself and ICA Stepney to confirm the payment(s) made

More details are available here.

To have your details added to ICA Sportzworx Stepney's Spawtz database (where you can access the team statement, fixtures, ladders etc.) Please complete this form and we will set you up. You will receive an email from noreply@spawtz.com to set up your login.

Non payments

 

Any teams who do not pay their full game fee on the night of their game will have 3 points deducted from their Team's Premiership points.

  • NO excuses for non payment will be accepted.

  • points will not be credited under any circumstances.

  • finals will not be played by teams who have negative points the week prior to semi-finals

  • management reserves the right to ban repeat offenders

  • all rules and decisions are at the discretion of ICA Sportzworx Stepney's Management

Management reserves the right to ban players and/or teams for non-payments of game fees and/or debtors..

​​Players Details

We require all player's full name, mobile and email address. This information is added to your team profile within the Spawtz Database.

These details are required to provide a login for each player. Each player will receive an email from noreply@spawtz.com then they can set up their profile where they can view team information, advise player availability, pay game fees and much more.

To provide your player's details you can use this form.

 

Your Profile Login

Click here to visit our "How To" page where you can access processes on how to use your profile to manage your team. If you are a player your profile is important for access to your team.

Uniforms​

This policy contributes to the physical safety and hygiene of our players and staff and related to all indoor sporting activities held at the arena.  Please read these rules and inform your team mates of them to ensure your team complies at all times. All sports players must comply with the following:

 

  • All Jewellery must be removed. No jewellery is allowed to be worn whilst on the court.

  • This includes all piercings. The only exception to this rule is a flat wedding band or a Medic Alert bracelet which has been taped to the satisfaction of the umpires and management.

  • No singlets or sleeveless shirts are to be worn on court. This is for hygiene reasons with the use of bibs.

  • Hair must be tied back neatly.

  • Tops must be of the exact same colour or the exact same design & colour worn by all players.

  • Bottoms do not need to be the same for all players.

  • All clothing must be of a sporting nature (i.e. casual street wear with zip pockets can be extremely dangerous and is not permitted).

  • If stripes are the team’s preferred uniform for tops and/or bottoms, every player must be wearing the same variety of clothing.

  • Jeans are not permitted to be worn on court.

  • Fully enclosed sport shoes are to be worn on court at all times (slip-on varieties are not permitted).

 

Breach of any item within this uniform policy will result in a penalty subtracted from your team’s score.

Privacy

All personal information provided to ICA Sportzworx Stepney is solely used for the purpose of team nominations, registrations for events, to be able to contact you and/or your team.

 

From time to time ICA Sportzworx Stepney will communitate with players via email which will directly relate to seasons, games, times, rules etc. and on occasions some marketing material will be sent to players.

You have the option to unsubscribe from any marketing emails, but please be aware you might miss out on relevant fixture/game/season information if you unsubscribe.

Player Behaviour​

Please remember that this is a social sports arena and teams come here for a recreational, fun game of sport. We ask all teams to ensure that all players behave in the appropriate manner when on and off court. This will ensure the highest level of enjoyment for everyone involved. If a team contains players who are not playing in the right spirit, Management, in consultation with team captains, will take the appropriate action. Remember to:

 

  • Participate according to your own needs

  • Play by the rules

  • Respect the decisions of officials

  • Never argue with an umpire

  • respect umpires undergoing training

  • Be a good sport

  • Treat all team players as you would like to be treated

  • Co-operate with team-mates and umpires

  • Respect the rights, dignity and worth of all players

  • Positive comments are motivational

  • Support all efforts to remove verbal and physical abuse from sporting activities

Dealing with Officials​

Players are here to enjoy their game and we encourage our umpires to assist players as much as possible to develop a better understanding of the game.

As our umpires predominantly umpire on their own, it can be difficult for them to answer questions while the game is in progress. If any player on court has a query with a decision then the player, accompanied by their team captain, should approach the umpire during any of the quarter breaks, in a manner that is not confrontational. The umpire will then do their best to assist you with your query.

If players are sent from the court, they must leave the court immediately and sit out the duration of their penalty without comment to the umpire. If abuse is displayed by any player sent off, they will have their penalty increased. In any cases where the behaviour of a player requires further action, management will consult with umpires and team captains to decide the appropriate course of action.

If a team as a whole is continually violating the rules and standards their place within the competition will be reviewed. We also expect team captains to assist in controlling their spectators. We welcome spectators at all times, however, any abuse aimed at our umpires or other players will not be tolerated, and the offending spectators may be asked to leave the premises.

 

You play at your own risk

It is recommended to all players source their own personal health insurance cover that is sufficient for their needs.

Anyone who plays on our courts do so at their own risk.

 

Game Times

All teams will receive an SMS to advise their game time. This SMS is sent to the team organiser(s). Teams must respond to the SMS with their team name to confirm their availability to play.

 

All game times are available via our website heading "fixtures". Register your team onto this system and you can log in regularly to check your game times. You can also add your games to your calendar. However, please note that if your game time changes your calendar will not update automatically (it must be udpated by you).

We endeavour to meet specific requests for your game times due to work commitments. Please note this is not always possible and teams also need to provide some flexibility regarding game times, rotation of times and fairness for all teams involved in the relevant night.

 

Team Forfeits

  • If your team gives more than 24 hours notice, there is no forfeit fee

  • If you team gives less than 24 hours notice the forfeit fee is the team's full game fee (see game fees above)

  • Your team will have a forfeit registered and you will lose points for that game.

 

Teams are required to play all games that they are scheduled for throughout the season, including all late games. Should your team forfeit any of the last games for the evening, you will be required to pay a forfeit fee. We realise that these games are usually not preferred by teams to have to play, but without these games being played we do not have enough spots to fill the competition.

 

We make sure that all teams receive a draw with a spread of times and that no team is disadvantaged by more late games than others (unless requested). We are aware that, at times, unforeseen circumstances prevent teams from giving the proper cancellation notice. However, we are available to assist your team at late notice in finding players if the team is short. We would also like to remind teams that wherever possible management will be required to rearrange games when forfeits do occur, and your co-operation when this happens is greatly appreciated.

 

Debtors

Team debtors such as forfeit fees or non-payment by individuals or the full team are payable at your next game. Any teams who do not pay for their game will have their fixtures stopped until all payments are received or a payment plan is arranged and adhered to. If in the case of non-payment  your team could be banned from the arena.

Please note that if you change your team name, players change, or your team skips a season all team debtors are still payable and must be finalised before you play any games.

Grading​

The first four (4) rounds of each season are classed as grading games. This is essential so that teams are placed within a grade with teams of a similar standard. At the conclusion of these grading games your team will be placed into the grade we feel best suits your team’s skill level.

 

​At the end of these grading games we give your team your program, which contains the grade your team will participate in. All points already received from these grading games will be carried into the grade your team plays in. We hold the right to adjust the grade of teams if they have been graded incorrectly after this period.
 

Qualifications for Finals

A player must play a minimum of 3 games for the specific team in order to qualify to participate in finals.  Any wins on forfeit will automatically qualify players for one game providing they had already played a game for the team prior to that forfeit occurring.​

Game Rules  To view cricket, soccer and netball rules, please click here

© 2019 ICA Sportzworx Stepney, all rights reserved.

  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Instagram - White Circle
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google Places Social Icon