Baseball Queensland Invites Nominations for Hall of Fame

Baseball Queensland Invites Nominations for Hall of Fame


In an exciting announcement, Baseball Queensland has opened nominations for its prestigious Hall of Fame. With a rich history spanning decades, the organisation seeks to honour individuals who have made significant contributions to the sport within Queensland.

Candidates approved for the ballot from 2023 will continue to be considered through the 2025 ballot automatically. However, the Heritage Advisory Panel retains the authority to review any new nominees and potentially include them on the 2024 ballot, alongside those appearing on the 2023 ballot. You can review the list of Candidates from the 2023 ballot here >>>, all of whom will remain on the ballot for 2024.

Those eager to nominate a deserving candidate are urged to carefully review the eligibility criteria. Submissions must be comprehensive, featuring substantial supporting evidence to build a compelling case highlighting the nominee’s exceptional individual performance or contributions to baseball in Queensland.

Nominations are officially open with nominations closing 5 April 2024. This presents an excellent opportunity for the baseball community to celebrate and honour the remarkable individuals who have had a positive impact on the sport in Queensland.

For more information on the nomination process and eligibility criteria, interested parties are encouraged to visit the links provided below. Nominations are now open and can be submitted through our online nomination form with nominations closing 5:00pm, 5 April 2024.

Baseball Queensland looks forward to receiving a diverse array of nominations that reflect the breadth and depth of talent and dedication within Queensland’s baseball community.

Nominations close 5pm Tuesday 30 April 2024.


2023 Ballot Candidates

Hall of Fame Criteria

Vetting and Validating Process

Voting Panel and Process

Nomination Form

Baseball Queensland Launches Distinguished Service Award to Honour Contributions to the Sport

Baseball Queensland Launches Distinguished Service Award to Honour Contributions to the Sport

Nominations extended to Tuesday, 30 April.

In a bid to recognise and celebrate the invaluable contributions of individuals to the sport of baseball, Baseball Queensland (BQ) has announced the inauguration of the prestigious Distinguished Service Award. This initiative aims to honour those who have demonstrated exceptional dedication, commitment, and service to the growth and development of baseball across Queensland.

The newly established award comes as a testament to Baseball Queensland’s commitment to acknowledging the tireless efforts of individuals who have significantly contributed to the sport at various levels, whether through coaching, administration, officiating, or volunteering. 

“We are thrilled to introduce the Baseball Queensland Distinguished Service Award to honour individuals who have made significant and lasting contributions to our sport,” said Daniel White, BQ Director and Chair of the BQ Heritage Advisory Panel. “Their passion, dedication, and tireless efforts have played a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of baseball in our community, and it’s only fitting that we recognise and celebrate their remarkable achievements.”

The award seeks to provide the community with a level of distinction to recognise those who have made long term significant contributions to the sport, that might not qualify for Hall of Fame election.

Nominations for the award are open to the public, allowing members of the baseball community to put forward deserving candidates who have made a significant impact on the sport over the years. The criteria for selection include longevity of service, leadership, innovation, and the positive influence they have had on players, teams, and the broader baseball community.

“We encourage everyone within the baseball fraternity to nominate individuals who have demonstrated exemplary commitment and passion for the sport,” added Daniel White. “This award is an opportunity to shine a spotlight on those unsung heroes whose dedication often goes unnoticed but is absolutely vital to the success and growth of baseball in Queensland.”

The recipient of the Baseball Queensland Distinguished Service Award will be announced annually during the Baseball Queensland Hall of Fame and Awards ceremony in September, where they will be presented with a medal and certificate to commemorate their outstanding contributions to the sport.

Furthermore, Baseball Queensland hopes that the introduction of this prestigious award will inspire others within the community to continue their efforts in advancing the sport of baseball and fostering a culture of excellence, sportsmanship, and camaraderie.

As nominations for the inaugural Distinguished Service Award open, Baseball Queensland encourages individuals across Queensland to come forward and recognise those deserving of this esteemed honour. The Heritage Advisory Panel may choose to recognise multiple candidates in the annual award evaluation process.

For more information on the Baseball Queensland Distinguished Service Award, including nomination details and eligibility criteria, interested parties are encouraged to visit the:

Distinguished Service Criteria link>>> .

Distinguished Service Nomination Form link>>>

UPDATED: Nominations will close 5pm Tuesday 30 April 2024. 

With the launch of the Distinguished Service Award, Baseball Queensland reaffirms its commitment to celebrating the outstanding individuals whose dedication and passion continue to shape the future of baseball in Queensland and beyond.


Baseball Queensland Welcomes Sam Cawdron as Game Development Manager

Baseball Queensland Welcomes Sam Cawdron as Game Development Manager

Baseball Queensland has welcomed a new addition to its team today, March 11, with the appointment of Sam Cawdron as the Game Development Manager. Cawdron brings a wealth of experience in sports development, particularly in fostering participation and implementing growth strategies. His arrival marks a significant step forward for Baseball Queensland in its quest to enhance participation across Queensland.

Baseball Queensland has ushered in a new era with the appointment of Sam Cawdron as its Game Development Manager, effective today. With an impressive background in sports development, Cawdron steps into the role ready to spearhead participation initiatives and bolster the Little League pathway for aspiring baseball players across Queensland.

Cawdron’s arrival comes at a crucial juncture for Baseball Queensland, as the organisation seeks to elevate its presence and engagement within the local community. His extensive experience in devising and executing entry-level participation growth strategies promises to invigorate grassroots baseball programs and widen the sport’s reach.

“We are thrilled to welcome Sam Cawdron to the Baseball Queensland family,” said Gareth Jones, CEO at Baseball Queensland. “His proven track record in sports development, coupled with his passion for nurturing young talent, aligns perfectly with our mission to cultivate a vibrant and inclusive baseball culture throughout Queensland.”

As Game Development Manager, Cawdron will be responsible for overseeing a range of programs and initiatives designed to engage both new and seasoned players, as well as facilitating the progression of talented individuals through the Little League pathway.

Sam’s appointment reflects the organisation’s unwavering commitment to fostering a thriving baseball community and nurturing the next generation of athletes and enthusiasts alike.

Sam can be reached at

Unleash Your Inner MVP: Queensland Regional School Sport Baseball Trials Begin!

Unleash Your Inner MVP: Queensland Regional School Sport Baseball Trials Begin!

Calling all young baseball enthusiasts! The highly anticipated Regional School Sport Baseball Trials are just around the corner, promising an exciting platform for budding athletes to showcase their talent and represent their respective school sport regions. School Sport Regions will hold their respective trials to identify teams to compete in the 2024 12-14 Years School Baseball State Championships and the 2024 15-18 Years Schools Baseball Championships. Organised by Queensland School Sport, these events have been a stepping stone for many talented players on their journey to excellence.

2024 12-14 Years Queensland Schools Baseball Championship Thursday 18 April 2024 to Sunday 21 April 2024 at Surfers Paradise Baseball Club.

2024 15-18 Years Queensland Schools Baseball Championships Thursday 7 March 2024 to Sunday 10 March 2024. Venue to be announced.

Seeking School Approval: A Crucial First Step

For students eager to participate in the trials, it is imperative to seek permission from their respective schools. This involves obtaining both parental and school approval through a designated form. This process ensures that participating students are not only committed to their sport but also maintain their academic responsibilities.

Parents and students are encouraged to reach out to the sports and administrative staff at their school to obtain further details and the necessary forms. It’s a team effort, and collaboration between students, parents, and schools is essential to ensure a seamless and enriching experience for all participants.

A Platform for Aspiring Athletes

The Regional School Sport Baseball Trials provide a unique opportunity for students to compete at a high level, fostering sportsmanship, camaraderie, and skill development. This event is not only about showcasing raw talent but also about cultivating a passion for baseball and nurturing a sense of teamwork.

Participants can expect to engage in competitive games, receive coaching from committed teachers, and potentially earn a coveted spot in the Queensland School Sport Baseball team. For many, this event is a stepping stone towards higher levels of competition, making it an invaluable experience for any young baseball player.

Dates and Locations

The Regional School Sport Baseball Trials will take place at various venues across Queensland. Dates and locations for each region are available from the table below. It’s imperative for interested students to stay tuned through their school sport channels for updates to ensure they don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity.

A Word from the Organisers

“We’re thrilled to welcome young baseball enthusiasts from across Queensland to the Regional School Sport Baseball Trials,” said Kath Wenban, Chair of the Queensland Schools Baseball Committee. “This event has been instrumental in nurturing talent and passion for baseball in the state, and we can’t wait to witness the skills and sportsmanship on display. We encourage students, parents, and schools to work together to make this event a success.”

Get Ready to Swing for the Fences!

The Queensland Schools Baseball Championships promise to be a thrilling experience for students across Queensland. It’s a chance to showcase talent, build friendships, and engage in their chosen sport. Remember, it all starts with obtaining permission from your school, so don’t delay – contact your school’s sports and administrative staff today!

For further updates and information, stay connected with Queensland School Sport through official channels and school communications. Get ready to step up to the plate and let your talent shine!


Please click here to view the dates for the various School Sport Regional Baseball Trials

Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner Tickets Now On Sale

Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner Tickets Now On Sale

The 2023 Baseball Queensland Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner will be held 16 September 2023 at the Hotel Grand Chancellor, Spring Hill and tickets are now on sale for Baseball in Queensland’s night of nights. Anyone interested in attending can secure their tickets at this link:

2023 Hall of Fame Tickets>>>

The evening will include the presentation of Queensland State Program Awards, the presentation of Championship Rings to the 2023 U18 Queensland team and 2023 Youth Women’s Queensland team, GBL Club Champions Award, Baseball Queensland volunteer recognition awards and of course any induction to the Hall of Fame as determined by the Hall of Fame voting process (currently underway).

Tickets include a two course meal (dinner and dessert) and complimentary juice and soft drink package with a cash bar available. Drinks will be available from 5pm with formalities to commence from 6pm.

WHEN:     6pm to 10pm (drinks available from 5pm), Saturday 16 September 2023.

WHERE:   Hotel Grand Chancellor 23 Leichhardt Street, Spring Hill, Queensland.   

DRESS:    Cocktail attire

TICKETS:  Can be purchased individually ($103.44) or by the ten seater table ($983.75)

We hope you can join us as the Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner makes its long awaited return to the annual calendar and we recognise the achievements of some great Queenslanders.