Due to the COVID 19 restrictions, the follwing arrangements will now be in place for pre-season training
Pre-season training will NOW COMMENCE Sunday, 29th August and will continue until the start of the season unless otherwise advised by your team/age group Coach
PITCHERS & CATCHERS
We would like to acknowledge the Queensland Government Justice Department and the Gambling Community Benefit Fund for awarding our Club - $32,499.00 - for the purchase of a new ride on mower and funds to provide the installation of concrete slabs to support two existing grandstands.
The GBL Summer Baseball Season will commence as follows
Women Saturday, 3rd October 2021
Juniors Saturday, 9th October 2021
Seniors Sunday, 10th October 2021
Masters Monday, 11th October 2021
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 Club would like to acknowledge the Lord Mayor's COVID-19 Direct Assistance Program in providing the Club a Grant of $10,000 to pay for Water and field maintenance works at Atthows Park, Darra
We are proud to work with Brisbane City Council's Brisbane Lifestyle Connected Communities to finalise our lease recently. Our lease is current until 13 June 2024 under council reference 112/445/444/409-002
We are also pleased to acknowledge Brisbane City Council's Building Stronger Communities Grant provided to the Club to build a new Amenities block in 2020.
The Club would like to acknowledge the State Government's COVID SAFE Active Clubs Kickstart which provides funding of $2,000 for operating expenses, equipment or training to assist organisations to re-establish their operations post COVID-19 and enable them to provide physical activity opportunities throughout Queensland.
The Club has used this Grant funding to pay for water costs for irrigating our fields.
Bendigo Bank - proud sponsor of the ABL
Very sad to report the passing of two very important members of our Club
We will provide a biography for both Tim and Peter as soon as possible.
May they both Rest In Peace.
It’s official – Western Districts Baseball Club will be entering teams into the GBL summer baseball Division 1 and 2 this season.
This provides junior players with some exciting player pathway opportunities at Wests including some great coaching from our highly experienced Coaching panel.
Andrew Kelly has been appointed as Head Coach and will be assisted by Alex Jacques; Damien Neale; Chris Adams and Brad Schneider for trainings and games.
Mid week Pre-season training for Division 1, 2 & 3 aspiring players commences on Tuesday and Thursday nights 6.30pm – 8.30pm from Tuesday, 17 August 2021.
Contact – Andrew Kelly – 0411 822 729
Exciting new opportunity for Teeball and Rookieball players – included in your membership fees will be the opportunity to participate, in partnership with SRV Australia, in a Teeball/Rookieball program/competition at Wests on Monday evenings 6.00pm – 7.00pm
This program will run on Monday nights commencing on the 11th October 2021 and will run for 8 weeks.
The Rally Cap program is a development program for players aged from 5 to 12 years old. No previous baseball experience is necessary. The program will involve around 75% of the time allocated to skills acquisition and 25% of the time playing a fun game.
The Rally Cap program, which has been developed by Baseball Canada, is an initiative to enhance players' and coaches' first experience with the game. The program helps teams teach players the five FUN-damentals of baseball in a fun and safe environment. Players have the opportunity to perform different tasks in order to earn a coloured Rally Cap. Cap colours correspond with various levels of achievement.
Further information can be found using the following link:- https://www.srvbaseballaust.net
Register through the Club registration portal – all registered players can join the Rally Caps program.
2021 QBUA Association Umpire Seminar Student Application Form
This year, the QBUA is holding an Association Umpire Seminar at All Stars Baseball Field (Bannister Park), 116 Gerler Road, Hendra, scheduled for two days:
– Saturday 11 September 2021 from 8:00am to 5:00pm; AND
– Sunday 12 September 2021 from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
What to wear: Suitable pants, running shoes, cap.
What to bring: Water, sunscreen, glove, indicator, any required medication.
The cost of this Seminar has been reduced from $120 to $90 (including lunch) due to COVID not allowing QBUA to host a Seminar last year.
To enrol please fill in the application form: click on the following link - www.wests.link/m4v
HELLO - WELCOME TO THE WESTERN DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB - HOME OF THE BULLDOGS
You might be reading our website page for the first time or for the 100th time.
In any event, the Club Committee would like to welcome you all to the Club. We are ONE CLUB with lots of different member groups; male and female; young and old; players and supporters, life members and guests; sponsors and backers; Mums and Dads - BUT WE ARE ONE CLUB.
The Club is a very inclusive Club providing pathways for players starting at Teeball (Under 8 years of age) and progressing all the way from Junior teams to Seniors and Masters baseball playing with a mens team, a mixed gender team or a women's team.
Please scroll through the pages on this website - there is lots of information reagrding our Club and the various baseball competitions available.
In terms of Accreditation requirements to coach in Queensland, coaches are required to hold:
All of these self-paced, online training courses are available for free. Coaches will need to retain their certificate of completion and present these certificates to their Club, Region or State to verify their accreditation status. These certificates can also be added as qualifications in a coaches’ mem
Western Districts baseball is a proud supporter of Women's seniors and junior girls playing baseball and the Club has teams for both groups playing in the GBL Summer baseball Competition.
John Pickford is our Womens Coordinator and please contact John as follows
Women’s Co-ordinator for Western Districts Baseball Club
59 Westcombe Street, Darra QLD 4075
Email: - Women@WestsBaseball.com.au
Baseball Queensland is using the following Player Registration system for the 2021/2022 season
Registrations open - from Monday, 2nd August 2021
To register with Western Districts Baseball Club please click on this link www.wests.link/signup and follow the prompts to register your player.
If you have previously played at another Club and wish to join Wests, you will need to apply for a transfer from your previous club.
The Queensland Government acting through the Department of Housing and Public Works (Sport and Recreation) - has provided $177,371 to Western Districts Baseball Club to construct new batting nets to support baseball at Athows Park, Darra
We are also pleased to acknowledge Brisbane City Council's Building Stronger Communities Grant of $100,000 provided to the Club to Install new amenities block to support baseball at Atthows Park, Darra.
The Club would like to acknowledge the provision of Grant funding from the State Government for the following - Western Districts Baseball Club Incorporated has been approved $4933 under the Active Restart Infrastructure Recovery Fund to replace lights and purchase playing equipment to support baseball at Darra.
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