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).
- 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.
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.”
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.
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:
- Billy Baker BM
- Miller Bell BN
- Edmund Crotty BN
- Jake Ferguson BW
- Jackson Grounds BM
- Nicolas Hawkins GC
- Joel Hogan BN
- Oscar Hyde GC
- Max McCaw BM
- Cain McClelland BM
- Jock Miller BM
- Damon Orr BM
- Kylan Pearce BM
- Billy Richters BM
- Campbell Shaffer GC
- Luke Smith BN
- Gabriel Valdez-Cadena BM
- Ben Walmsley BM
- Kobe Fox BS
- Orlando Gonzalez BM
- Yuugou Jin BS
- James Minniecon NQ
- Enzo Moriguchi BN
Congratulations to all the players selected to represent Queensland.
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.
It is with great shock and sadness that we learnt yesterday of the all too early passing of one of the legends of our game, Kim ‘Lefty’ Jessop.
On behalf of everyone involved in Australian Baseball, our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with Kim’s family at this time. To his wife, Nicole and daughter Jaimee, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in the thoughts of everyone that Kim touched in our sport at this awful time.
‘Lefty’, as he was known to all, was a proud Queenslander. He succeeded at the highest levels of our sport, both as a player and administrator. Queensland Baseball lost one of their greats yesterday. Lefty was a hard-nosed competitor who simply didn’t know how to give up. He played his club baseball with All-Stars and Ipswich Musketeers Baseball Clubs and was a valuable member of Queensland Claxton Shield teams in the late 70’s and 80’s, culminating in Qld’s first Claxton Shield in 1982 and then the glory years of 1983, 1987 and ‘88. He represented Australia over many years and was part of the 1988 Seoul Australian Olympic team.
Lefty was one of the original Bandits and a valuable member of the club’s inaugural title-winning team in 94. Fittingly, he became General Manager when the Australian Baseball League was re-launched in 2010, building a foundation for the reign of success the club now enjoys. He was a Bandits’ player, a Bandits’ General Manager, and remained a staunch Bandits’ fan. He and Jaimee were fixtures at games and Lefty was always up for a chat with anyone who passed his way.
Kim ‘Lefty’ Jessop was proudly inducted into the Baseball Queensland Hall of Fame in 2005.
Lefty was a larger than life individual who left an indelible impression on everyone he met. He was always positive, always driven, and always fun. He was intelligent, entrepreneurial, funny, self-deprecating, thoughtful, caring, and a natural leader. He was a high-achiever who represented everything that is great about the sport. He served as a mentor to many of us and was always generous with his time and advice.
Lefty was known and loved across the entire Australian Baseball community. It is in Queensland, however, where the pain of his loss is being most deeply felt. He was one of a kind.
To Lefty’s family, mates, and all who feel this loss, we grieve with you.
In line with his immediate family’s wishes, a charity in the memory of Kim ‘Lefty’ Jessop is being established for those who wish to donate. Details will be available soon. If you require further information, please email
VALE Kim ‘Lefty’ Jessop.