Tyson Zamora is invited to the MLB Australian Academy Program

Our own Tyson Zamora has been invited to the Major League Baseball Australia Academy Program which is held at Palm Meadows Baseball Complex on the Gold Coast, Australia. Started in 2001, the program is sponsored by Major League Baseball and Baseball Australia (formerly the Australian Baseball Federation). 

Now in its fourteenth year, the MLBAAP was the first of its kind and now serves as a model for two other MLB Academies operating in Tirrenia, Italy (est 2005) and Wuxi, China (est 2007). 

The main goal of the Academy is to provide a pathway for elite players from the region to improve their skills, as well as prepare them for the rigors of professional and international baseball. It serves to enable the MLB clubs to sign and develop young Australian players in their native country in preparation for the eventual move overseas to play baseball. 

The Academy this year is running for three weeks, with the 75 participants split into three teams. Games are played Monday through to Saturday, and depending on their position the players also participate in field, pitching and batting exercises.

To find out more about the Academy visit the MLBAAP page on baseball.com.au or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.

Coaches and Umpires needed

The Club is seeking members to register thier interest in taking on team coaching or Umpire roles this season.



We are asking for those interested in Coaching a Junior or Senior team this season to reply by email expressing their interest in taking on coaching a team or assisting in coaching a team.

Coaching courses are available for those who feel they need some help in becoming coaches or better coaches. It is Club Policy that the Club will pay for the costs of coaching courses for our members. The Club ideally would like to have a minimum of 2 coaches for every team

We are after team coaches for the following teams:

Seniors - 3 teams

Juniors - Under 20's - 1 team         Under 16 - 2 teams      Under 14 - at least 2 teams      Under 12 - up to 3 teams      Under 10 - 2 teams

Teeball - Teeball manager


The game of baseball does not procede without umpires. Regrettably the sport does not have sufficient umpires so each Club must provide umpires for most of their games.

The Queensland Baseball Umpires Association are ready and willing to conduct umpire coaching courses providing Clubs have a minium of ten people willing to take the three (3) hour course. This qualifies the person to become a "Green" shirt umpire who is able to umpire most junior age group games and some lower level senior games.

It is Club policy that the Club will pay the costs of umpiring courses so the only cost to you is your time.

Please reply by email if you are interested in umpiring or becoming an umpire for our Club for the new 2017/2018 summer baseball season.

Please reply by return email expressing your interest in coaching or umpiring as follows;-

Rodney Gaunt      r.gaunt@informplastics.com.au

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Get Started Vouchers - funding to help young people participate


The Club is registered and can accept Get Started vouchers - provide your voucher to the Club and once we get the money, you will receive a refund to the value of the voucher once your playing fees have been paid in full.

  • Round 10 opens for voucher applications on 12 July 2017.
  • Round 10 will close when all available vouchers are issued. If the voucher allocation is not reached the round will close on 27 September 2017.
  • Vouchers must be presented to a registered club by 13 November 2017.

Get Started Vouchers - funding to help young people participate - click the link below



Expression of Interest for Juniors wanting to attend Dog Pound Baseball Academy.

The academy is run by Brad and Keryn at Schneider Sports. We are ambassadors for baseball and our goal is to get as many players into this sport and develop their skills. We had a great turnout for our 2016 academy and we are looking for 2017 to be as awesome.
Dates are still to be set for July/August. More details will come in the next few days.

Email: schneidersportsbaseball@gmail.com or PM.


Dates: 30th July, 6th & 13th August
Fee's: $40 (includes Academy T-shirt, new design)
Puppy School: 9am-11am...
Academy: 11:30am-2pm

Dog Pound will be split into 2 age groups. Puppy School 6-10yrs and Academy 11-16yrs. New players are welcome and encouraged to attend.

For more info, please visit https://www.facebook.com/schneidersportsbaseball/ Facebook page.

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Brisbane City Council has advised Dave Carr that work will start on the building on our top baseball field early in June.

The old green container has been removed and works have commenced on the building.

NOTE: It is imperative that no member enters the area within the fenced off section around the  building - this is a work site and it is illegal to enter this area.

The downstairs walls will be replaced with a mesh wall which will prevent any buildup of gases from the old underground rubbish tip.

Keep your fingers crossed and we are hoping the building will be ready in time for us to use as our Clubrooms for the 2017/2018 season.

Well done Dave on your long and hard work working with BCC to achieve this wonderful outcome for the Club.

Proud to work with

HomeBrisbane City Council

We were proud to work with BCC's, Brisbane Lifestyle Connected Communities to finalise our own lease recently. Our lease is is current until 13 June 2020 under council reference 112/445/444/409

Wests Alumni cap

Wests have struck an Alumni cap for the Alumni reunion - see Wests Facebook page for more information

Incorporated Body with Qld Government

Western Districts Baseball Club is a incorporated body through the Office Of Fair Trading, Queensland Government. Incorporation Number is IA05333 effective 25 Aug 2014 under document number 3494331. http://www.qld.gov.au/law/fair-trading/


The following members were elected at the AGM held on Friday 30th June 2017

  • President:-                                     Rodney Gaunt 
  • Vice President Club Operations:-  David Carr
  • Secretary:-                                     Sharon Skerrett
  • Treasurer:-                                     Amanda Huddle
  • Baseball Operations:-                              David Paddison 
  • Committee:-                                     Chris Adams 

Next Committee meeting - Wednesday, 5th July 6.30pm at the Centenary Hub

  • All Club members welcome to attend

Club meetings

All Members are invited to the following scheduled Club (Committee) meetings:-

  • 5th July 2017, Wednesday, at the Centenary Community Hub at 6.30pm
  • 21st July 2017, Friday - Venue TBA - either the Hub or Mount Ommaney Library
  • 4th August, Friday 2017, - Venue TBA - either the Hub or Mount Ommaney Library
  • 25th August 2017, Friday - Venue TBA - either the Hub or Mount Ommaney Library
  • 8th September 2017, Friday - Venue TBA - either the Hub or Mount Ommaney Library
  • 22nd September 2017, Friday - Venue TBA - either the Hub or Mount Ommaney Library

Once the season commences, the meetings will move to monthly meetings - hopefully in our Clubrooms.


Sponsors 2017/2018 - Thank you for your fantastic support!

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Girls Development Program & Friendship Series announced

Jul 27, 2017


QBUA Level 1 Umpire Seminars - Register today.

Jul 20, 2017



Jul 17, 2017


QLD Bandits State Team Coach- Expression of Interest

Jul 17, 2017


Keith Land awarded BQ Volunteer of the Year

Jul 14, 2017


Junior Elite Program commences

Jul 11, 2017


Baseball Australia News

Long ball hurts as Australia drop World Cup opener

Jul 28, 2017


Lismore secures historic MLB event

Jul 26, 2017


Aussie legend reflects on MLBAAP experience

Jul 24, 2017


Baseball tourism boost for Lismore

Jul 18, 2017


Australian Cal Ripken World Series Team Named

Jul 17, 2017


Blackchrome joins baseball family

Jul 13, 2017


Proud to be part of

Baseball Queensland

Proud to be part of

Baseball Australia

Insurance Arrangements

Western Districts Baseball Club Inc through its association with Baseball Australia and Baseball Queensland have Insurance arrangements through V-Insurance Group via their Industrial Special Risk Policy for Baseball Australia. Policy number SUA/002395