Active Community Infrastructure update

Active Community Infrastructure update

Sport and Recreation’s latest program to open as part of Activate! Queensland 2019-2029 is Active Community Infrastructure including Community Use of Schools.

The vision of the ten year sport and active recreation strategy is to get more Queenslanders moving more often by providing more opportunities, facilities and services to motivate communities.

Queensland has a proud history of success on the national and international stage, but it is a success we wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for our local clubs, organisations and schools.

Having great places and spaces to support physical activity for everyone is essential.

That is why the Queensland Government will continue its support of local communities by investing $52 million over three years to deliver around 150 projects that will:

  • improve accessibility and provide a greater range of functionality and adaptability of places and spaces
  • increase opportunities for individuals and communities to use places and spaces
  • provide places and spaces that support broader community social and wellbeing outcomes
  • inspire activity in high-need communities across Queensland

The investment will be considered against a range of principles which may include partnerships, collaboration, integration, inclusiveness and sustainability, as well as the community outcomes to be achieved by the project. Organisations can apply for projects of up to $1 million (GST exclusive).

Key Dates:

  • Friday 25 October 2019: Expressions of interest open
  • Friday 22 November 2019: Expressions of interest close
  • January 2020: Successful projects announced

Please contact your local Sport and Recreation Service Area Office for assistance with your project proposal.

For quick access to information, visit the below link and for queries, please contact your local advisor.

Brisbane Metro Region – Producing new pathways for entry level participation.

Brisbane Metro Region – Producing new pathways for entry level participation.

On Saturday the 16th of November, Brisbane Metro Region will be hosting their first pilot Rookie Ball and T-Ball Single Site program, aimed at creating new entry level participation opportunities for Junior Baseball. All Metro games for T-ball and Rookie ball will be played at the same location, Bannister Park on Saturday the 16th of November.  This will bring together over 160 players from across the region.

Brisbane Metro’s initiative to grow our entry level programs with the full support of Baseball Queensland, is the type of pilot program that has potential to support new growth across Queensland.

Supporting this great initiative, will be players from the four-time Claxton Shield winning Brisbane Bandits; helping with some tips on hitting and fundamentals to our juniors on the day. The Bandits acknowledge the importance of engaging with the youth within the sport.

”Having the Bandits engage with these 8-10 year olds is a great experience for the kids.  Seeing the local stars come out and spend time with them, builds their passion for the game.”  Says Morley Foster, Brisbane Metro President, “We want to thank Baseball Queensland and the Bandits for all their hard work and support of youth baseball across the region”

Games will be running at Bannister Park, Hendra from 8am on Saturday morning. The Brisbane Bandits players will provide support and encouragement, as well as opportunities for our young players to receive Bandits’ memorabilia.

Baseball Queensland CEO, Paul Gonzalez, would like to thank Brisbane Metro Region for their dedication to the sport and passion to work within the vision of Baseball Queensland in “Building a better future for Baseball.”

GBL Women’s Finals Series Details

GBL Women’s Finals Series Details

Please be advised the GBL Women’s finals series will be hosted as per the following details:-
• Week 1 Semi-Finals – to be held at Western Districts Baseball Club – all teams to play – Saturday, 30th November
• Week 2 Grand Finals – to be held at Redcliffe Padres Baseball Club – all teams to play, Saturday, 7th December

Game details will be posted on the GBL Women’s draw on the BQ website once game times at Redcliffe are confirmed.

The Grand final winners and runners up players will be presented with awards at the conclusion of the Grand Final game.

Queensland Representative Team Named for U16 Nationals

Queensland Representative Team Named for U16 Nationals

Baseball Queensland is proud to announce the players selected for the Queensland U16 Side to represent our state at the 2020 Australian Nationals.

The list of players is below, in alphabetical order:

  1. Billy Baker                               BM
  2. Miller Bell                                BN
  3. Edmund Crotty                       BN
  4. Jake Ferguson                        BW
  5. Jackson Grounds                   BM
  6. Nicolas Hawkins                     GC
  7. Joel Hogan                              BN
  8. Oscar Hyde                            GC
  9. Max McCaw                           BM
  10. Cain McClelland                     BM
  11. Jock Miller                              BM
  12. Damon Orr                              BM
  13. Kylan Pearce                          BM
  14. Billy Richters                           BM
  15. Campbell Shaffer                   GC
  16. Luke Smith                              BN
  17. Gabriel Valdez-Cadena          BM
  18. Ben Walmsley                         BM


  1. Kobe Fox                                BS
  2. Orlando Gonzalez                BM
  3. Yuugou Jin                             BS
  4. James Minniecon                 NQ
  5. Enzo Moriguchi                    BN


Congratulations to all the players selected to represent Queensland.

Baseball Queensland CEO, Paul Gonzalez, Nominated for State Award.

Baseball Queensland CEO, Paul Gonzalez, Nominated for State Award.

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is proud to announce that its’ CEO, Paul Gonzalez has been nominated for the Gallagher Queensland Administrator of the Year Award. Paul has been recognized as a leader within the sports sector and the nomination for the award is a testament to his passion for baseball and vision for the State of Queensland.

Other baseball-related nominees include:

the Brisbane Bandits, nominated for the XXXX sponsored 2019 Queensland Sport Team of the Year Award,

David Nilsson, nominated for the LGAQ sponsored 2019 Queensland Sport Coach of the Year Award,

the Australian Baseball League nominated for the Brisbane Convention and Entertainment Centre Event of the Year.

This year’s 25th Annual Queensland Sports Awards’ Presentation will take place on Saturday evening, 30 November in the Plaza Ballroom at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Good luck to all those nominated, and we acknowledge the excellence and efforts of those who have been nominated.