Anonymous
Last year

Why are Norwood not using Mars Stadium?

Anyone know why Norwood are not using Mars anymore?
No games were played there for the Easter Carnival and they don't train there Sundays anymore. Have they had a falling out?

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XY  
Last year

They moved to the newer ARC (used to be St Bernard's)

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';'  
Last year

New management there now and they were probably asked to pay court hire over Easter for the first time. Surprised that not training there as well but with the new Operations Manager, nothing surprises me as he is a knob but also Norwood were getting Mars for free since they have been running the tournament there.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Norwood owed Mars massive $$$ that was never paid!
Mars never chased it up and let it just accumulate to an astronomical figure. The new management have said NO more.

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';'  
Last year

I know for a fact that for the Easter tournament they were not paying anything. I assume the massive bill is for trainings

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Anonymous  
Last year

Why don't Mars chase up the money then, pretty simple to prove if Norwood havnt paid any court hire.

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Anonymous  
Last year

New management are attempting to fix the problem I can assure you! The operations mng that just left didn't invoice them for well over 12 months.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mars is a social basketball dump no great loss for anyone.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Sounds Pretty simple really, if you refuse to pay your account for court hire that you have used then the centre has no option but to kick you out!! Simple business really, although the centre needs some blame for letting the bill get so big.
This after the centre gave the club years of free court hire over the Easter break!
Court hire for 4 days 3 courts with public holidays would be close to 10k, times that by 5 years and there's a lot of goodwill shown by the centre to the club!
And in return the club apparently hasn't paid their bill for court hire which was in the thousands??
Looks pretty clear cut whos in the wrong here

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Anonymous  
Last year

Cmon guys, Norwood's one of those struggling battlers that need all the help they can financially. Hard making ends meet employing full time staff and giving 10 grand contracts to role players.
Let's just take a minute, put your hands in your pockets and help the flames out, every cent will help, even if it's only $50.
In the meantime to repay Mars I'm assuming junior fees will go up again.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's disgraceful really, shouldn't BSA be involved in this? How did Mars let it go on for so long? Really poor for basketball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Mars are certainly in the wrong letting it go for so long. Its sounds like Norwood were never invoiced absolutely appalling!!!
Norwood seem to not really care about losing Mars and I bet they would never admit to owing any money. Personally I think Norwood will be losing quite a few kids when Hillcrest have 5 full size courts they really have a lot of unhappy kids at the moment and I can't see that will change until Norwood make some leadership changes

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Anonymous  
Last year

We are allowing posts where we refer to other people in the basketball community as "knobs"

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Anonymous  
Last year

If you don't like report the post then Anon, that's what that functionality is for.

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Anonymous  
Last year

When Lights view is up and running that will kill Mars and its social competition anyway. Heard rumors that a church group are buying it anyway

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Anon  
Last year

Ok firstly if you think MARS didn't invoice, you're kidding yourself. They may not have chased the invoice up, but i assure you they would have invoiced. Norwood didnt pay and that doesn't surprise me at all.

Those mentioning Kids leaving, it is already happening and will continue to do so and yes, when Lightsview/Rockets home is completed forget about Norwood having the bigger share of juniors in eastern/north eastern suburbs.

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Gangsta  
Last year

It is quality not quantity who cares.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Bloody Norwood bashers. When the majority of club either have BSA running the stadiums and financially propping then up or in Norths case had their stadium given to em it's a joke that some of you point fingers at a club who pay their own way and still grow.

Yes kids are leaving Norwood, yep. The ones who aren’t making the 1’s or 2’s and are getting that offered at other clubs. So yeah blame Norwood all ya want for losing unhappy kids. While you do that ask yourself why they aren’t making ones and why is it that Norwood’s 3’s, 4’s or even 5’s are making other clubs ones or twos. As for MARS, it’s a shithole stadium anyway with only one good court.

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Anon  
Last year

What an out of the blue comment

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Anonymous  
Last year

Tensions high in SA.

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