Baseball Queensland are proud to announce that the U18’s State Titles are to be held at Narangba on the 21st – 24th September 2019.
We are excited to again partner with Narangba Demons as the hosts for the event, as they have proved to be fantastic facilitators of Baseball Queensland events with recent tournments being successful.
Draws, Rosters and competition structure will be provided at a closer date.
This year, the QBUA is holding an Association Umpire Seminar at Zahel St, Carina, scheduled for two days:
- Saturday 25 August 2019 from 8:00am to about 4:00pm; AND
- Sunday 26 August 2019 from 8:00am to about 4:00pm.
What to wear: Suitable pants; QBUA Student Umpire T-shirt (QBUA will supply); running shoes; cap.
What to bring: Water; sunscreen; glove; mask; leggings; indicator; any required medication.
Catering: Redsox will be forwarding you a menu for you to select your lunches from. This needs to be returned prior to the Seminar.
The cost of this Seminar is $25, payable upon submission of this application (see below for details).
To attend the seminar you must complete the required form here: SEMINAR APPLICATION FORM
Payment must be received upon submission of the Application.
PLEASE NOTE: On Saturday morning at registration, you will need to provide evidence (printout) that you have completed the “AIS GENERAL PRINCIPALS LEARNING“. You can access the course details here: AIS COURSE
Activate! Queensland presents a new way to activate environments, by targeting fit-for-purpose, universally designed community infrastructure to communities that need it most.
What we want to achieve
The Active Community Infrastructure initiative will allow Queenslanders to participate in physical activities in places and spaces that are best practice and generate social benefits for the community.
This initiative aims to:
- improve accessibility and 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
We will target investment that ensures universally designed infrastructure promotes equitable access to participation opportunities for all, including:
- Queenslanders who identify as LGBTIQ+
- people with disability
This will allow local sport and recreation clubs and organisations to address barriers to participation through infrastructure such as new changerooms for sporting clubs or additional lighting for safety.
How we are taking action
Around 150 infrastructure projects are set to benefit Queensland communities over the next 3 years through the initiative.
We will deliver well-designed facilities and upgrades where they are most needed, such as:
- change rooms
- club houses.
We will establish a sport and recreation infrastructure partnerships office to drive the efficient delivery of infrastructure incorporating best-practice design.
As part of the 2019-20 Budget, the Queensland Government announced a number of community infrastructure projects (PDF, 208KB) to be funded as an initial allocation to kickstart the delivery of Activate! Queensland.
These projects were identified through previous rounds of funding programs including the Female Facilities Program and Get Playing Places and Spaces.
Each project was assessed as part of the moderation of the funded programs, which considered the following key criteria:
- supporting female participation
- supporting broader community participation
- being located generally in low SEIFA areas or communities of high need
- being focused on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability
- having partnerships with local governments and state sporting organisations.
The projects were also assessed on how well they aligned with the new Active Community Infrastructure initiative, which focuses on the timely and cost-effective delivery of projects in the Sport and Active Recreation Strategy 2019-2029.
Delivery of these projects will be supported by the newly formed Sport and Active Recreation Infrastructure Partnerships Office.
Helping you deliver projects
Infrastructure projects will be delivered through an evidence- based approach that aims to improve community outcomes. We will collaborate and coordinate effort by working with:
- local governments
- sport and active recreation clubs
- state level organisations
- government agencies
- other entities
- local community.
The project delivery model will be adapted to suit individual circumstances and may involve direct delivery by our department.
We will take a greater role in the delivery process to:
- reduce the burden on club volunteers
- achieve efficiencies in time and cost.
Expressions of interest
We are currently developing an infrastructure pipeline for future investment.
Expression of interest will be considered against a range of principles, such as:
We will investment up to $1 million (GST exclusive) per project.
- October 2019: Expressions of interest open
- January 2020: Successful projects announced
- March 2020: Expressions of interest open
- June 2020: Successful projects announced
Baseball Queensland and Sports Club HQ have been working hard to take our membership services to a new level for 2019/20. We are excited to announce the new features that Sports Club HQ have been developing for us for the next 12 months.
The new additions are as follows:
Registration & Membership
- The use of discount codes is a great tool for Clubs to be able to use promotions to encourage early registrations, multiple member family discounts and other great promotional ideas
- With the added ability to add your own custom fields to your membership forms, Clubs can now collect more helpful member information at registration point
- With the addition of an Events portal, Clubs now have an ability to sell additional items separate to the Registration area. Items such as uniforms and accessories can be sold through the site, as well as events, fundraisers and whatever else your imagination can think up.
- Season 2019/2020 will see the rollout of an enhanced design of the competition information across the state’s tournaments and competitions
Communications & Apps
- Baseball QLD’s own Communication platform will be an exciting release for this season. A tool that enhances communications between Teams, Clubs, Associations and more broadly Baseball QLD. We also look forward to the integrated Competition Data being accessible within each Team’s group in the platform.
Baseball Queensland is pleased to announce the recent appointments of our State Team Field Managers. Following our coach selection criteria, which was implemented two years ago, the Field Manager is appointed on a 1+1 year period. Our Youth Women, U16 and U18 Field Manager’s positions were vacant. Lisa Norrie will continue as our Women’s Field Manager for her second year.
Below are the appointments for 2019/20 representative season:
- Youth Women: Geoff Wade
- U16: Dan Wilson
- U18: David Badke
Baseball QLD High Performance Manager Shayne Watson says “I am looking forward to this year’s program as we build on previous years success with developing our athletes striving for holistic outcomes both on and off the field”.
Applications for other positions are still open with Expressions of Interest closing 12 pm Friday 2nd August 2019. At the completion of this process, the remaining positions will be appointed following consultation with BQ High Performance Manager and respective Team’s Field Manager.
If you are interested in expressing your interest please click on the link provided: https://www.baseballqueensland.com.au/eoi-for-qld-coaching-vacancies/
Baseball Queensland are pleased to announce the capitation fees for the 2019/20 Season.
We encourage all members, players and parents to read though the document carefully to learn how full season, short season and tournament fees work for 2019/20.
To read the document please click here.