QBUA: Community Seminar at Pine Hills

QBUA: Community Seminar at Pine Hills

Venue:  Pine Hills Baseball Club

                Jinker Track

                Pine Hills 

Date: Wednesday the 8thOctober

Time 6.15pm

Links required to complete your accreditation:

You will need to have completed the AIS General Principles component of the Community Umpire Programme. This you should have completed prior to attending the seminar, if this is not the case you will need to go to the link below to complete:

https://learning.ausport.gov.au/auth/login/?returnUrl=%2F

Further, you will need to complete the sport specific part of the programme which is the Community Little League Exam. This must be achieved within 3 weeks of your attendance at the seminar. You will find the exam on the QBUA web site; www.qbua.org :

  • Go to Umpire Development
  • Down towards the bottom of the page click on Community Exam
  • Click on start and away you go

You will need to have completed these elements and obtain a 70% pass mark prior to your accreditation being confirmed.

Futures League Opening Night

Futures League Opening Night

The Baseball QLD Futures league was opened on Wednesday evening by Mr Chris Norrie, BQ Commissioner and Mr Nev Brockie, BQ Hall of Fame & Life Member. Chris welcomed and thanked all person involved, and the sponsors with bringing the Futures League to life. Mr Nev Brockie threw the ceremonial first pitch at each game.
David Nilsson representing the Brisbane Bandits attended to oversee that talent on display, which further supports the new Baseball QLD and Brisbane Bandits partnership.
Baseball QLD look forward to round 2 that will provide another 2 competitive games. Go to (put the FL page link) to find out where your team is playing on Wednesday night.
Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ready Towing

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ready Towing

Baseball Queensland is excited to announce a new sponsorship partnership with The Ready Towing Group for the inaugural Futures League Competition.

The Futures League is a high-level competition that is designed to create pathways into the next level of baseball for elite level players whether they be domestic or overseas. The Ready Towing Group has been a long-standing supporter for Baseball in Queensland and being part of the inaugural Futures League Competition contributing to the players aged 16-26 who have been drafted into the teams is great news.

Mr Mark Ready, of Ready Towing stated “The Futures League has been a long-standing dream for us and to see Baseball Qld finally turn the dream into reality is very exciting.  We will stand shoulder to shoulder with BQ not only as the Brisbane Bandits but also financially as Ready Towing. Anything that continues to grow our sport in this state and country has our support. This initiative over the next few years will have a major impact on our athletes and deliver them real opportunities in baseball.” Ready said.

Programs like this could not be delivered without the continued support of businesses such as The Ready Towing Group, once again we thank them for their support.

Robina State High Open Maruyama Field

Robina State High Open Maruyama Field

Robina State High School have a long history of delivering a Baseball Academy as part of their educational options and Mr. Danny Maruyama has a long history of supporting baseball throughout Queensland including the Robina High baseball program. Both of these wonderful contributions to the baseball community were recognised on Saturday with the opening of Maruyama Field on the grounds of Robina State High School.

Mr. Maruyama threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the first game on the new field being played between the current students and program alumni, with many dignitaries in attendance. The ceremony and naming of the field were a wonderful gesture of gratitude to Mr. Maruyama, a long time supporter of baseball in Queensland.

Many students now have an opportunity to pursue their baseball and scholastic goals at Robina High School on a fantastic facility.

Accreditation of Umpires

Accreditation of Umpires

The QBUA Association Seminar has been completed for this season. Here is a second chance to renew your umpire accreditation.

Come along to the U16\ U18 State Titles 1st to 4th October 2021 Redlands and Wests, and the Umpire Coordinator of the championship can sign off to extend your accreditation for the coming season at zero cost to the club or the umpire.

The umpire will be require to attend for a minimum of one full day, or three games over the four days.

There will be limited places available so please let us know as soon as possible.

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ready Towing

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ehlerth Electrical

Baseball Queensland is excited to announce a new sponsor partnership with Ehlerth Electrical for the inaugural Futures League Competition.

The Futures League is a high-level competition that is designed to create pathways into the next level of baseball for elite level players whether they be domestic or overseas. Ehlerth Electrical has been a great supporter for Baseball in Queensland and providing electrical services in the baseball community.

Ehlerth Electrical is a Queensland based electrical solutions provider that strives to provide the highest quality workmanship and service. We are a hard-working and committed team of Master Electricians who pride ourselves on our job execution and our understanding of various electrical fields. We have a genuine focus on customer service which is reflected in all aspects of our business.

Ehlerth Electrical Director, Mr Brent Ehlerth stated “we are very excited to be a part of the inaugural futures league. The league will offer more high-quality baseball to our developing juniors and provide a pathway outside of club baseball for players to move into the ABL / college programs, Ehlerth said.

Programs like this could not be delivered without the continued support of businesses such as Ehlerth Electrical once again we thank them for their support.

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ready Towing

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Alderley Hire

Futures League – Partnership Announcement

Baseball Queensland is excited to announce a new partnership with Alderley Hire Services for the inaugural Futures League Competition.

The Futures League is a high-level competition that is designed to create pathways into the next level of baseball for advanced players whether they be domestic or overseas. Alderley Hire Services has been a long-standing supporter for Baseball in Queensland and being part of the inaugural Futures League Competition contributing to the players aged 16-26 who have been drafted into the teams is great news.

Mr Bruce Mutch, Director, Alderley Hire Services stated that “We are excited to be involved with this new competition which offers a great opportunity for our future player prospects and coaches to play high level baseball. The draft system gives players and coaches from different clubs the experience of forming new bonds which will last well past their baseball careers”, Mutch said.

Programs like this could not be delivered without the continued support of businesses such as Alderley Hire Services, once again we thank them for their support.

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Ready Towing

Futures League – Partnership Announcement: Inform Plastics

Baseball Queensland is excited to announce a new sponsor partnership with Inform Plastics for the inaugural Futures League Competition.

The Futures League is a high-level competition that is designed to create pathways into the next level of baseball for elite level players whether they be domestic or overseas. Inform Plastics has been a great supporter for Baseball in Queensland and has been producing the most comprehensive range of quality polymer specific colour, additive masterbatch products and dry blend pigments to industries across the country.

Inform Plastics create vibrant colours in plastic products by using colour masterbatch. At our technically advanced facilities in Queensland they use a unique manufacturing process and top-quality raw materials to deliver accurate masterbatch colour solutions. Our state-of-the-art laboratory and factory has produced thousands of tailored and quality fit for purpose products. For quality plastic products our masterbatch is chemically and theologically compatible with the plastic which is being used to make the end product.

Mr Rod Gaunt, Inform Plastics stated, “The Futures League for the best youth in our State is an exciting new development for baseball in Queensland and Inform Plastics is proud to support this fantastic new opportunity – we wish the players and Coaches all the best and may they play great baseball”, Gaunt said.

Programs like this could not be delivered without the continued support of businesses such as Inform Plastics, once again we thank them for their support.

EOI – Commissioner’s Team for U16 and U18 State Titles

EOI – Commissioner’s Team for U16 and U18 State Titles

Baseball QLD is seeking Expressions of Interest from players and coaches wishing to take part in the up and coming State Titles in a combined ‘Commissioner’s Team’. The intent of this initiative is provide opportunity to players who missed selection in their respective Region Team. Providing this opportunity has the potential for ongoing development throughout this period of the year and preparation for the Summer Season.

We are looking to enter a team in each of the U16 and U18 State Titles. If you are a player and would like to express your interest, please click on the link provided: https://sportsmanager.ie/sportlomo/registration/event-registration/index/1401 

If you are a coach and would like to express your interest can you please email Shayne Watson, High Performance Manager, shayne@baseballqld.asn.au with the following details:

  • Name
  • Club/ Region
  • Coach Accreditation Level
  • Copy of Bluecard (attached to email)

This EOI will close Sunday 12 September, 11:59pm. A final decision will be made on Monday 13 September after final review of EOI submissions.