Activate Queensland: Emerging Athlete Pathways

Activate Queensland: Emerging Athlete Pathways

Do you know a talented young athlete who needs help with their sporting travel costs?

Emerging Athlete Pathways is a Queensland Government initiative that aims to assist young Queensland athletes on their pathway to elite success. The travel subsidy provides financial assistance to athletes and officials under the age of 18 who face long travel times to get to competitions.

Eligible athletes or officials who need to travel at least 250km one way to their event can apply for up to $200 for a state or state school event, $400 for a national or national school event, or $600 for an international event.

Based on community feedback, the Queensland Government has improved the subsidy, with Emerging Athlete Pathways trialling pre-event payments from January 2020 for eligible events.

By supporting young athletes, the Queensland Government aims to assist the next generation of Queensland’s sporting talent and inspire others to lead an active lifestyle.

Pathways for athletes, coaches and officials also helps ensure young athletes are attracted to and stay in Queensland as their home state, and keeps Queensland winning.

The program is now open.

It’s all part of Activate! Queensland 2019–2029, the Queensland Government’s 10-year strategy to get more Queenslanders moving, more often.

Find out more about the travel subsidy program at qld.gov.au/emergingathletepathways.

 

Application process

Through the community consultation process for Activate! Queensland, athletes told us it would be helpful to receive their travel subsidy before travelling.

As a result of this feedback, Emerging Athlete Pathways will see a trial of pre-event payments come into effect from 23 January 2020.

To view the current list of eligible events, check your own eligibility, or apply for the subsidy, visit qld.gov.au/emergingathletepathways.

Adding an eligible event to the events list

  • Noting that applications for the subsidy can take up to 10 weeks to process and with applicants unable to apply for pre-event payment less than 8 weeks from the event, it is vital that event nominators provide event details to Sport and Recreation well in advance to ensure they are available for pre-event payment.
  • Details can be supplied now via a full 12-month calendar of events or, as events are locked in.
  • If event details are not supplied sufficiently in advance, applicants may not be eligible for pre-payment but they can still apply for post-event payment as per the current program arrangement.
  • Applicants can apply for the subsidy up to 16 weeks prior to an event and six months post-event.
HP Manager Acknowledgement: AYC

HP Manager Acknowledgement: AYC

I would firstly like to acknowledge both Teams who competed at their best during the Nationals. I was quietly proud of the player’s efforts. It was fantastic to see both U16 and U18 play off for the Gold. Our coaching staff did an awesome job in preparing the teams over the last 12 weeks.

A big thank you to our Head Coach’s, Dan Wilson (U16) and David Badke (U18) who were fantastic in managing playing time whilst balancing each players performance.

Personally, it is positive to see how far all the players have come since early 2019. The off season programs have played a massive part in setting a foundation for their success. Though it was a fantastic result and memories have been created, this year was just a blip on the radar for our young baseballers progressing through the Pathway Programs and beyond. Our aim is for our individual players striving for positive holistic outcomes and I am expecting this year’s result will assist with their progression.

I will be sitting down with the coaching staff shortly to review the program. The outcomes from this meeting will commence the early stages of preparation for our 2020 Off Season Programs.

Before the Off Season commences, we still have our Youth and Open Women Teams preparing for their Nationals. The Youth Team are looking at repeating their results and our Open Team have put together a plan to improve their result from 2019

Lastly I would like to acknowledge all the parents supporting our Pathway Programs. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Thank you to all who contributed and made it a memorable Australian Youth Championships.

High Performance Manager
Shayne Watson

Round 2 of Fair Play will open on 22nd January 2020.

Round 2 of Fair Play will open on 22nd January 2020.

Here are the other important dates:

·         Voucher applications will close on 1st April if the budget is not already exhausted.

·         Vouchers need to be presented to activity providers by 13th May.

·         Registered activity providers must redeem all vouchers by no later than 27th May.  Please note: following this date the system is closed and vouchers cannot be redeemed.

Program information can always be found on our website, including instruction for any new activity providers wishing to register.

If you provide participation programs as a state-level organisation, you may also be eligible to apply to be a registered activity provider.

Baseball Queensland U18 Japan Friendship Series 2019

Baseball Queensland U18 Japan Friendship Series 2019

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is honored to host Shiga High School Baseball Federation from Japan as part of Baseball Queensland’s continued efforts to grow the sport through our International partnerships. Baseball Queensland’s partnership with Japan’s High School Baseball Federation extends to its 6th year with this year’s touring team coming from Shiga High School Baseball Federation for a 5-game series with the Qld Bandits U18 Team.

BQ will host Shiga for this year’s event at Pine Hills Lightning Baseball Club, thanks to the support and efforts of the Pine Hills committee, as well as the continued support for baseball by the Moreton Bay Region Council.

The 2019 Baseball Queensland U18 Japan Friendship Series enables our young Queensland athletes to compete on an International stage, as they prepare for what should be a strong run at this year’s Australian Youth Championships in Geelong, Victoria.

Baseball Queensland CEO, Paul Gonzalez, states “Baseball is an International sport that offers global opportunities for the young athletes that come through our program, BQ is honored to work with Japan to not only achieve high performance outcomes but also achieve holistic outcomes as well.”   BQ will continue to foster our relationships with Japan and other International teams, which in response support the vision of Building a better future for baseball.”

Friday Dec-27 9:30am Opening Ceremony & Official Welcome
10:00am Game 1 Qld U18 v Shiga
Saturday Dec-28 10:00am Game 2 Shiga v QLD U18
1:30pm Game 3 Qld U18  v Shiga
Sunday Dec-29 10:00am Game 4 Shiga v QLD U18
1:30pm Game 5 Qld U18  v Shiga

 

Youth Women State Squad Selection

Youth Women State Squad Selection

Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate the following players on their selection to the Youth Women’s Queensland Squad.
The Australian Women Nationals will be held in Canberra, ACT starting on Friday the 10th April and concluding on Wednesday the 15th April 2020.

We wish the best of luck in the preparation and lead up to the event for all our selected players.

The players selected, in no particular order.

BENDER, MIA
BENDER, MILA
BIRCHLEY, TYLER-JAMES
BUTLER, JADE
CRUICE, AVA
DANGERFIELD, RYLEIGH
DAY, GEORGINA
DIXON, AVA
FOXWELL, KYA
GEORGE, REGAN
GIBSON, YVANNI
HALL, LILA
HAMSON, SORAYA
HOBSON, CHARLOTTE
HOLMES, ISABELLA
HUGHES, CHELSEA
KIDDLE, MAYA
LARMON, CAYDENCE
MORROW, PARIS
NAPIER, HAZEL
NOBLE, AROHA RAWHITI
O’BRIEN, HANNAH
ORCHARD, RUBY
PADDISON, MOLLY
PAOLO, TALIYAH
PARZIS, ANNABELLE
PICKFORD, ISABELLA
RAGAU, BRIANNA
RAMIREZ, ISABELLA
REED, GEORGIE
ROBINSON, ARABELLA
RUZICKA, ASHLEY
TOBY, MAVONTAY
VANKAN, HOPE
VAN PEPPAN, ALLIE
WARREN, EMILY
WARREN, JOSIE
WHITE, CHLOE
WHITE, GRACE
WHITE, MADISON
WILSON, HANNAH
WYLLIE, BRITANY
ZAMORA, TAMIKA
ZARYC, CAITLIN

Open Women’s State Selection Squad

Open Women’s State Selection Squad

Baseball Queensland would like to congratulate the following players on their selection to the Open Women’s Queensland Squad.
The Australian Women Nationals will be held in Canberra, ACT starting on Friday the 10th April and concluding on Friday the 17th April 2020.

We wish the best of luck in the preparation and lead up to the event for all our selected players.

The players selected, in no particular order.

Higgins, Rachel
Webber, Stacey
Wagner, Laura
Tough, Maddison
Paki, Shasha
Bradley, Rio
Sullivan. Jess
Sullivan, Sam
Callinan, Ella
Evans, Claire
Marshall, Hannah
McMillan, Kim
Kimada, Kira
Bastow, Paris
Campbell, Lyndsay
Moffatt, Lily
Donnelly, Jessica
Lessmann, Cate
Kurihara, Moe
Koshino, Shiori
Humphries, Chloe
Henderson, Keely
Welch, Taylah
Low, Courtney
Blair, Georgia
Hughes, Georgina
Graham, Hannah
Parra, Camila
Irwin, Bree