THE Albury-Wodonga aquatics stand-off between clubs and management is poised to come to a head on Wednesday.
Pool managers contracted by Albury-Wodonga councils, Aligned Leisure, has set a midweek deadline for user agreements between it and clubs to be signed.
But Albury Tigers water polo club member and O and M Aquatics Action Group spokesman Jack Baker said Aligned Leisure was insistent on the agreements being signed even though the water polo and swimming seasons were already underway.
Albury-based clubs weren’t required to sign user agreements or pay lane hire fees under previous pool managers.
Mr Baker confirmed the Albury Tigers water polo club would meet tonight to discuss signing the user agreement, which carry no financial implications.
He stressed he wasn’t commenting on behalf of all clubs.
“I definitely believe there is still an element of uncertainty about what it means to sign it,” he said.
“It sets out what is expected from management and from the clubs.
“It might bring things to a head a little bit.”
His club has shown Aligned Leisure a copy of its insurance cover and the water polo and swim associations, which are also being asked to sign a user agreement, maintain their insurance cover is also adequate.
Albury Swimming Club president Phil Evans confirmed his club wouldn’t be signing the user group.
An Aligned Leisure spokesman was contacted for comment.
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