The Junior Elie Pathways Manager, Shayne Watson is pleased to announce the Coaching Staff’s for both Senior and Youth Women’s QLD Bandits State Team’s. “We have put together two great coaching staff’s to lead our Women’s Pathway into the future” says Watson. The return of Geoff Wade, Field Manager for Youth Women’s Program, has been at the forefront of our BQ Development Programs over previous years and leading initiatives to build on a sustainable future.

The Senior Program will be led by Lisa Norrie who is Assistant Director of Baseball Operations & Women’s High Performance and first female coach in the Australian Baseball League. Watson explains “I am excited to have Lisa in the State Program and continue our work together following a successful Brisbane Bandits season last year”.

Both programs will be commencing throughout December following Baseball Queensland first Women’s State Titles, 15th-18th December. “This is massive step forward for us” Watson continues, “This tournament will be exclusive to all BQ Female members”. For further information please contact your Region.

With Baseball Queensland’s commitment in developing and promoting a female pathway, there will be a seven week Strength and Conditioning commencing 7th November at Banister Park. Delivered by BQ S&C Staff, the purpose will be developing functional movement and general strength for all female athletes over the age of 12 years.

To register for this program please follow the link:


QLD Bandits Coaching Staff

Senior Women

Field Manager- Lisa Norrie

Assistant Coach- Shane Bennett

Pitching Coach- Justin Erasmus


Youth Women

Field Manager- Geoff Wade

Assistant Coach- Neal Ragau

Assistant Coach- James Foxwell

Executive Officer- Maureen Lessmann


For any further questions please contact Shayne Watson, Junior Elite Pathway Manager, or 07 3876 2222