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Sport$pay - Online Payments Made Easy

Sport$pay is the online payment solution from Sportsground and Schoolground. It allows people to pay you online not only by credit card, but also by direct debit (ie directly from their bank account to yours, with no credit card needed).

When people register through your website or update their membership, they can pay online and the transaction is automatically recorded in your online member database with Sportsground.

Sports organisations and schools across New Zealand use Sport$pay to avoid paper forms and cash/cheque handling. Treasurers no longer need to spend hours matching payments from a bank statement. Payments are recorded for you automatically.

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Once Sport$pay is set up you are also able to enable Xero Integration. For further information on Xero Integration please Click here


Make it EASY for your members to pay​

  • Flat fee of 4.35% + GST (includes Visa & MasterCard fees).
  • No establishment fee
  • No monthly fees
  • No hidden costs
  • Set your own prices and let your members pay online
  • Save time and money with easy reconciliation

Bank to bank. Direct debit. Debit card. Credit card (Visa, MasterCard).


  • Online Member Manager
  • PCI Compliant Security
  • One-click export to Excel
Sport$pay - ​What you need to know

The only charge for using Sport$pay is a flat rate of 4.35% + GST (5% incl GST) of the transaction value. There are no setup fees, no monthly merchant fees, no flagfall fees, no Gateway fees and Visa/MasterCard fees are included.

Payments that people make to you are processed every week from Monday to Sunday and are then automatically paid directly to your bank account each following Wednesday, minus the 5% fee. A detailed transaction summary is emailed to you.

Sportsground is the exclusive partner of Debitsuccess to facilitate online payments relating to sport in New Zealand. Neither Sportsground nor anyone else other than Debitsuccess ever has access to the payments made to you. Debitsuccess is a PCI DSS Compliant provider of billing services. If you already pay your home power bill by direct debit, you may already use Debitsuccess. To learn more about Debitsuccess you can Watch Video or visit Debitsuccess

If someone elects to use Sport$pay to pay you online by direct debit, under New Zealand law the payment is processed the next business day. This means there is the possibility that someone could enter their bank account number to pay by direct debit when they have insufficient funds. In such instances the amount will appear as ‘paid’ in your online database and you may be unaware that funds have not been received until you get your cleared payment report each Wednesday. Therefore, if you are delivering expensive products, it is recommended that you wait until payment has cleared before releasing the goods.

If someone elects to use Sport$pay to pay you online by direct debit but they have insufficient funds in their account, it is treated in a similar way to someone writing you a cheque with insufficient funds (ie their cheque would bounce). Their own bank may decide to charge them a dishonour fee. If their once-off direct debit payment fails due to insufficient funds, you will need to contact the person directly to organise payment in another way, or ask them to follow the payment link in the automated confirmation email they received when they registered, to make payment afresh once they have sufficient funds available.

For more info, view the FAQs here

To get started, complete the Debitsuccess application form here. You are normally approved and set up within two business days.

Request for Change in Bank Account for Payouts

If you wish to change the bank account that is associated with your Sport$pay account, you must first download and fill out the form attached at the bottom of the support article. Once the application form has been completed, you must submit the application to DebitSuccess to process at

Please ensure to read the information listed at the top of the application form.


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