Volunteer Position: Minute Taker

Volunteer Position: Minute Taker

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is opening nominations for the volunteer position of BQ Board Of Management Minute Taker.

Below is the description for the volunteer position.

Time Requirements:

  • We ask for a minimum one-year commitment for this position
  • Ability to dedicate an average of 5 hours per month to review materials, attend meetings, take and transcribe notes, distribute minutes as noted below.
  • Baseball Queensland’s Board of Management (BOM) meets the 3rd Thursday of each month from 6:30 pm to 9.00 pm. During Covid19 restrictions these meetings will take place online via Zoom

Additionally, BOM also hosts:

  • Annual General Meeting
  • Board planning days


General Requirements:

  • Commitment to the Strategic Direction of Baseball Queensland.
  • Knowledge in board governance processes is an asset.
  • Experience in minute taking and preparation of distributed Minutes and Action Plans.
  • Be aware of and abstain from any conflict of interest.
  • Be willing to sign and abide by volunteer policies (including but not limited to the standard confidentiality agreement).


Required Skills:

  • Excellent listening skills
  • Accurate note-taking and keyboarding skills
  • Ability to transcribe notes into standard format currently used by Board and / or committee using Word


Major Duties / Process:

  • Receive and review prepared documents as distributed via email to board members prior to meetings (arrive with a copy for reference)
  • Attend monthly meetings and AGM, arriving well before scheduled start time
  • Record notes relevant to minutes
  • Transcribe meeting notes into minutes format using Word
  • Email first draft of minutes to Board and Commissioner for review within 48 hours
  • Receive feedback/recommendations and revisions from Board


If this is a volunteer position that you are interested in, please send your nominations to brad@baseballqueensland.com.au
Nominations will close by the 15th of May 2020.

Further e-Learning Opportunities for Coaches

Further e-Learning Opportunities for Coaches

Good coaches never stop learning. In fact, a key skill of top-performing coaches is an ability to restructure their knowledge based on new information as it comes to hand. To continue to not only grow your knowledge but to offer you multiple strategies to apply to a given situation, here are some great resources you can get into remotely.

The starting point to coaching in Queensland is to obtain your Baseball Coach Accreditation. This is by no means a comprehensive education tool for coaches but is rather intended to serve as a minimum standard. For more information on Baseball Australia’s Coaching Accreditation please follow this link:



GCBA Season Concludes

GCBA Season Concludes

Consistent with Baseball Queensland’s (BQ) decision to postpone all Queensland Baseball activity from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 until Wednesday, 8 April 2020, the GCBA Committee has advised Baseball Queensland that the GCBA summer baseball competition should now conclude prior to the finals series commencing.

Considering the advice received to date, the precautions taken by Baseball Queensland and time required for athletes to prepare after the resumption of regular activities the GCBA Committee has assessed that few opportunities exist to reschedule games.

Therefore pursuant to the following By-Laws 3.55, 3.56, 3.58 (f) and (g) the GCBA Committee congratulates the following teams for winning their respective Division Premiership by virtue of finishing on top of their Division ladder. View the graphic below for the Division Premiers.

Winners of the various GCBA awards will be announced in due course.

The GCBA Committee would like to thank and congratulate all GCBA Clubs on a very successful summer season where our sport has continued to grow. The GCBA Committee would also like to thank the hard-working Club Committees, Presidents and Secretaries. We also appreciate the BQ Board and the BQ staff for their support and assistance.

The GCBA Committee would also like to acknowledge Glen Long, our Competition Administrator for all his hard work and commitment to our sport.

Baseball Queensland would like to thank the GCBA Committee members who continue to demonstrate their passion and commitment to making our sport better every season.

Baseball Queensland is more grateful than ever for the dedicated commitment of our community. We acknowledge your sacrifices and share your passions for our great game.

Like you, we look forward to getting back to playing, administering, coaching, umpiring, scoring, groundskeeping for, and watching the game we all love.


Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland COVID-19 Update Friday 3 April 12pm PM Summer and Winter League Postponement

Baseball Queensland (BQ), in consultation with Baseball Australia and the relevant health authorities are following the requirements relating to COVID-19 for Queensland baseball.

The BQ Summer and Winter leagues being held in Queensland have been postponed until Tuesday the 19th of May 2020. At this stage, the Queensland Government Health authorities have requested the below guidelines be followed:

Direction from Chief Health Officer in accordance with emergency powers arising from the declared public health emergency

BQ Commissioner Jeremy Cade re-emphasises “the safety of our members is our number one priority and the directives from Baseball Australia and the Government requires that we postpone our sport until it is safe to continue.  Please stay safe, and follow all the directions provided by the authorities and see the information below as it relates to our specific games and tournaments.”

Baseball Queensland will continue taking precautions within the guidelines of the Queensland Health authorities, to minimise contact between players and to ensure best practices are applied as per the information provided by the Queensland government.

BQ CEO Paul Gonzalez said “It is imperative that we all respect and protect the safety and well-being of our families, friends and fellow Australian’s.  If we collectively work together in this time of need, we support the recovery of all who have been affected by this devastating crisis. Please be safe, stay well and ensure both your mental and physical well-being remains your priority.”

In accordance with the instruction from the Queensland Government we wish to advise our members that for the foreseeable future, Baseball Queensland staff will be working from home.
The Baseball Queensland Board has ratified a “working from home policy” that enables and supports our staff to continue their responsibilities whilst not being in the office.
If you have any questions please feel free to email our staff below.
CEO: Paul Gonzalez: paul@baseballqld.asn.au
Development Manager: Gareth Jones: gareth@baseballqld.asn.au
Shayne Watson: High-Performance Manager: shayne@baseballqld.asn.au
Media and communications manager: Brad Rathbone: brad@baseballqueensland.com.au
Competitions and Membership Administration: Glen Long: gbl@baseballqueensland.com.au

All information in relation to schedule changes or postponements will be made on the Baseball Queensland website and via direct email and the Baseball Queensland social media channels. Click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Facebook and click HERE for the Baseball Queensland Instagram – 

Baseball Queensland is receiving updates and information via:



Anyone with concerns can call 13HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or find up-to-date reliable information on the Queensland Health website at www.health.qld.gov.au/coronavirus.

Qsport Free Webinars

Qsport Free Webinars

Because of the COVID-19 emergency, QSport is supporting a planned series of free webinars being facilitated by Active Queenslanders Industry Alliance to provide urgent financial and revenue advice to clubs and organisations.

Everyone is welcome to participate, and we encourage more than one club committee member to join the webinar.
Once a committee member or staff member registers they will receive financial templates – these will be fully explained during the session.

The spreadsheet templates will automatically produce financial figures for clubs’ projected revenue and income during this period of closure. Additionally, there will be some discussion on how to raise funds during this period.

The webinars will be straightforward and practical and are designed to help clubs save themselves from financial disaster.

Register here: COVID-19 Free Webinar for Clubs



GBL end of season surveys

GBL end of season surveys

Baseball Queensland on behalf of the GBL Committee would like to promote the two end of competition surveys.

GBL 19-20 Season Survey
This survey aims to get a holistic view of the season from the members perspective
Estimated survey time: 3 min
Fill the survey our here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBL201920

GBL Competition Specific Survey
This survey aims to explore specific aspects of the GBL competition and invites members to share their insight into those specifics.
Estimated survey time: 5 min
Fill the survey out here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GBLcomp202021