U18 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

U18 Queensland Representative Squad Announcement

Congratulations to the players listed below. You will receive additional information shortly about the Program. The first session is Wednesday 14th October.

This year, the QLD Program will be delivering a new initiative for this age group called the Pitcher’s Development Program. The players listed below ‘Pitchers Development Program’ have been identified and will be provided an opportunity to work with our QLD Coaches who are accredited in both Driveline and Top Velocity Organisations. These sessions will run at the same time as the QLD Program. More information will be sent out shortly in regards to this program.

If you require further feedback please contact Shayne Watson, shayne@baseballqld.asn.au

 

U18 Squad
ANDERSON, Ashley GC
ANTHONY, Josh BM
ARNOTT, Jaecob GC
BELL, Miller BN
BISHOP, Majar GC
CROTTY, Eddie BN
DAVIS, Kynan GC
FAULKNER, Toma GC
FERGUSON, Jake BW
FIELD, Joseph BM
FOX, Jaimie GC
GROUNDS, Jackson BM
HAWKINS, Nicolas BM
HOGAN, Joel BN
HOLDSWORTH, Dante BM
LEE, Ian GC
LEMM, John BM
MAURER, Lachlan GC
MCCLELLAND, Cain BM
OLIVE, Cooper GC
RASMUSSEN, Aiden BW
RICHTERS, Billy BM
ROBERTS, Lachlan BM
SHAFFER, Campbell GC
SMITH, Luke BN
SNELL, Hayden BM
SUMMERFORD, Declan GC
VALDEZ, Gabriel BM
VAN HILST, Caylan BM
WALMSLEY, Ben BM
WILSON, Lachlan BN
YAMAGUCHI, Maito GC
Shadows
BRANCH, Soren GC
FOX, Kobe BS
WHITE, Brendan BN
Pitchers Development Program
FOX, Kobe BS
GONZALEZ, Orlando BM
GOSSNER, Kouper BW
LEONHARDT, Tyler BS
MCDOUGALL, Josh BS
MOYNIHAN, Joseph BW
ORR, Damon BM
PETHICK, Kai BS
SLOANE, Mitch BW
THATCHER, Robbie BW
WINLAW, Maverick BN
WHITE, Brendan BN
Senior League Championship to open 2021 Little League calendar

Senior League Championship to open 2021 Little League calendar

Initial story from baseball.com.au

The 2021 Australian Senior League Championship in Lismore will open next year’s national Little League circuit.

Baseball Australia today announced Lismore’s Albert Park Baseball Complex will host the event from May 8-12 next year.

The five-day event will be supported by Lismore City Council and the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

Minister for Jobs, Investment, Tourism and Western Sydney Stuart Ayres said the NSW Government remains focussed on supporting regional events across the state.

“I am delighted that the Australian Senior League Championship will be held in Lismore in 2021, helping to drive tourism and economic growth for the North Coast of NSW,” Ayres said.

“We know that many of our regional communities have suffered this year which is why we are working tirelessly to continue shining the spotlight on regional NSW, including building a world-class calendar of events for NSW.”

It will be the fifth time Lismore has hosted the Australian Senior League Championship, which was added to Little League Australia’s program in 2016.

“The announcement that the Senior League Championship will be held again in Lismore in 2021 is fantastic news for our community and our economy,” Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“We are a centre for sporting excellence and sports will play a big role in our city’s COVID recovery.”

This year’s Senior League Championship – along with the Little League titles slated for Lismore – were both cancelled due to the impact of COVID-19.

Far North Coast Baseball Association commissioner Paul Latta was thrilled the event would remain in Lismore.

“It was disappointing for our community that this year’s event could not happen, but we’re glad to have it back in 2021,” he said.

“The Senior League Championship brings some of the country’s best up-and-coming talent to Lismore and is a great chance for us to show off our region.”

Baseball New South Wales chief executive Mark Marino was thrilled the event would be played in his state again.

“Lismore and the Far North Coast Baseball Association are fantastic hosts of the Senior League Championship,” he said.

“It’s a feature of the baseball calendar in New South Wales and one we’re glad to have in our state.”

The winner of the five-day event will represent Australia Region at the 2021 Senior League Baseball World Series, tentatively schedule for July 31 to August 7 in South Carolina.

WA’s Western Suns secured gold at the 2019 Senior League Championship after topping Queensland’s Brisbane Metro in the decider.

SportsLink Travel, major partner and official travel provider of Baseball Australia and Little League, will manage travel and accommodation for all competing teams at the event.

They have also secured additional allocations for family and supporters to follow their teams.

Click here for more information on SportsLink Travel’s options for the 2021 Australian Senior League Championship.

COVID Safe Attendance Registry for State Titles

COVID Safe Attendance Registry for State Titles

Baseball Queensland State Title events will be proceeding under an Industry Approved COVID Safe Plan. This being the case anyone that wishes to attend the event and access the facilities must agree to provide their contact details for the purposes of contact tracing.

Baseball Queensland and the host clubs will be utilising the Safe Visit application to securely record and store all mandatory contact tracing details. The app utilises a QR Code recognisable by the camera on most modern smartphones. There is no requirement to download an app to your phone. All attendees will be required to check in on arrival and check out upon departure. You can learn more about the app from:

https://safevisit.com.au/signup?mc_cid=8c43d99d6a&mc_eid=f87e512bce

Call made on #AYC2021

Call made on #AYC2021

Initial Story from baseball.com.au

The 2021 Australian Youth Championship has been cancelled and will be replaced with a range of localised content to ensure the development of the country’s up-and-coming talent is not negatively impacted.

Baseball Australia and the state and territory bodies have unanimously agreed to the move – which comes in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic – following an extensive review which included consultation of athletes and teams that would likely have featured in the event.

Instead a range of local events will be held in each market to ensure players are afforded the opportunity to continue their development.

Baseball Australia performance pathways and player development general manager Michael Crooks said a number of factors came into the decision, including health implications, logistical challenges presented by quarantine measures and financial risk.

“It’s a bitterly disappointing outcome,” he said.

“But our goal now is to ensure with the support of states and territories we provide enough opportunities to affected athletes to continue their development.

“By doing this we can minimise the long-term disruption on our up-and-coming prospects and keep open the pathway they’ve worked so hard to climb.”

The tournament, which traditionally takes place during the January school holiday period and includes U-16 and U-18 age brackets, will be replaced by local series.

Details for the local series will be released in coming weeks but each event would be preceded by a showcase for college and professional scouts.

The local series will see each market’s top talent given the chance to go head-to-head.

Following the events the U-16 and U-18 National Junior Squads will be selected from the participants.

Both squads would be invited to a camp in Canberra over the Easter period should government restrictions allow it.

The squads, subject to restrictions, would also head to Florida for a Perfect Game event prior to the U-18 World Cup later in the year.

If international border restrictions prevented it, athletes would again attend a National Junior Squad camp in Canberra.

Crooks said Baseball Australia’s strong relationship with technology providers would ensure international exposure for players.

“Through our technology partnerships Rapsodo and Driveline’s TRAQ software will allow player profiling to be produced for all players competing in the local competitions,” Crooks said.

“This information will be collated and distributed to the professional scouting and college network to ensure international exposure for all players.

“This will minimise the medium to long-term impact on the development of our junior talent.”

Baseball Australia is working closely with the performance pathway systems in each state and territory to lock in details of local series.

BQ Refund Policy

BQ Refund Policy

Baseball Queensland would like to present our updated Refund Policy to include information in regards to COVID19 and season scenarios that may involve a need to be refunded.

Click here to view the document.
Refund Policy 2020

BQ Appoints Two Casual Board Members

BQ Appoints Two Casual Board Members

Baseball Queensland (BQ) is proud to announce the addition of two new casual Board of Management members.

BQ welcomes Rodney Gaunt and Liam Hibbert who were appointed to Casual Vacancies on the BQ Board on August 10, 2020. Rodney will Chair the Constitutional review sub-committee and Liam will add his considerable Financial expertise to the financial management of the organisation.

Rodney Gaunt has been a key person in the strength and direction of the GBL competition as Chairman of the GBL Committee for the last 4 years. This is just a small contribution to baseball that Rodney has since picking up a bat and ball as a 13-year-old boy and is still playing today. With roles across all aspects of Baseball, involving Coaching, Executive Officer, President of West Brisbane Regional Baseball, Director of the Melbourne Monarchs in the inaugural ABL and is a life member of Baseball Victoria to name a few we are excited for Rodney to bring his wealth of expertise and experience to our Board of Management.

Liam Hibbert brings a wealth of experience with a significant resume involving operational experience including Leadership, Project, Analyst, Management Reporting, and Financial Accounting activities within BHP Billiton, MMG Limited & Cricket Australia. Liam’s qualified as a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Commerce (Major: Accounting / Economics). Liam is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Queensland Cricket. Liam’s financial expertise will be a welcome addition to our board’s current successful financial capabilities.

BQ welcomes both Rodney and Liam to the Board of Management are excited as we all continue to build a better future for baseball in Queensland.