PROUD TO WORK WITH BCC

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

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.

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WATER 3 - NEW SPONSOR AT WESTS

Water3 is an Australian based social enterprise dedicated to reducing the the use of single use plastic bottles for spring water. Through our network of close to 250 high tech water refill stations, we supply consumers with pure and healthy spring water without the need to buy plastic bottles. We also sell a premium range of vacuum sealed, double walled stainless steel bottles that keep drinks chilled (or warm) for 12 hours. Bottles are sold direct to consumers or we can custom brand them for businesses and sports teams alike. And all of our refill stations house a 40inch LCD screen which provides a unique networked digital advertising opportunity for businesses.

Bendigo Bank supports Aussie Baseball

Bendigo Bank - proud sponsor of the ABL

WELCOME TO THE BULLDOGS

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.

The Beauty of Baseball

"Because baseball is everything in sport. It requires strength, endurance, intelligence, finesse, agility, speed, balance and skill. It is a team sport and an individual sport. It is literally timeless; there is no clock. You can see the faces of the players. The fields they play on are unique and beautiful. The chaos in baseball is small. The complexity of the game is small. The drama is always present. It is a marathon. There is hope for success in every team. There is not time to hype because the next game is tomorrow. The game is an allegory for life. We play as long as we can as hard as we can, not until the clock winds down, but until the last inning is played." - Dallas McKay, Lifelong baseball fan, die hard member of the Redsox Nation

Baseball Quotes

  • "Love is the most important thing in the world, but baseball is pretty good, too."  - Yogi Berra 
  • "Nothing's ever been as fun as baseball." - Mickey Mantle
  • "Remember these two things: play hard and have fun." - Tony Gwynn
  • "You could be a kid for as long as you want when you play baseball." - Cal Ripken, Jr.
  • "Baseball is the only field of endeavor where a man can succeed three times out of ten and be considered a good performer." - Ted Williams
  • "Baseball is more than a game. It's like life played out on a field." - Musician, Juliana Hatfield
  • "As a kid, before I could play music, I remember baseball being the one thing that could always make me happy." Country Singer, Garth Brooks
  • “Baseball is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical.” – Yogi Berra
  • “There are three types of baseball players: Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen and those who wonder what happens.” – Tommy Lasorda
  • “Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it’s business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don’t love what you’re doing and you can’t give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You’ll be an old man before you know it.” – Al Lopez

New Sponsor - Damien Lacey Plumbing

Damien Lacey Plumbing & Maintenance - Special Rates for Club Members

Damien Lacey Plumbing Maintenance Pty Ltd has been established for 23 Years. Servicing Brisbane, Ipswich and All Surrounding Suburbs.
Plumber Brisbane Emergency Plumbing Services
We specialise in providing professional plumbing maintenance and renovation services to domestic, commercial & industrial customers - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week throughout Brisbane, Ipswich and All surrounding Suburbs.  We will assist you with all your plumbing requirements:

    General Plumbing Maintenance
    Hot Water Systems
    Roofing & Guttering repairs
    Leak Detection
    Drainage
    Thermostatic Testing
    Water Efficiency Audits & Compliancy
    Tap Maintenance & Installation
    Emergency Plumbing
    Renovation Plumbing
    Toilet Maintenance & Installation
    Backflow Testing
    Blocked drains, stormwater or sewer.
    Installation dishwashers, garbage disposal, filters etc.

Our plumbers are professional, neat and timely; their goal is to meet your requirements and quality expectations.  No job is too big or too small.

CONTACT - DAMIEN LACEY PLUMBING MAINTENANCE PTY LTD - QBCC 715378
admin@damienlacey-plumbing.com.au
71 Bellwood St Darra QLD 4076
Office (07) 3376 0177 or Mobile 0419 740 907 Available 24 Hours 7 Days

Club Presentation Nights POSTPONED

The Annual Presentation and Awards night for our Senior and Junior players have been POSTPONED

To all our Wests members,

It is with regret I write to advise all members that the following planned events will be postponed until much later in the year.

  • Juniors Presentation night
  • Seniors Presentation night

The Club Committee has taken this decision in line with advice in relation to trying to minimise the spread of the corona virus pandemic. We believe we would be irresponsible in continuing with the above two events given the current uncertainty relating to the spread of this flu like virus.

The Committee will reassess when to hold these events once the corona virus pandemic has been resolved.

It is possible the two events may be held to kick start the new 2020/2021 summer baseball season in August/September but no firm plans at this stage.

Be a POSITIVE COACH

70% of kids drop out of youth sports because it is no longer fun - be a POSITIVE COACH

Players Advocate

PLAYERS ADVOCATE

if any player has a grievance or just wants to discuss a Club issue without contacting the Club Committee, the Club has appointed a Players Advocate. Clinton Miles, father of one of our Senior League players - Euan Miles - has agreed to tak eon this role.

In the first instance if you wish to communciate with the Club Players Advocate, please do so via the following email address: -

Advocate@WestsBaseball.com.au

Women's and Girls baseball

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.

  • The Senior Women's team plays on Saturday afternoons with game times 3.00pm - 5.00pm.
  • Junior girls play games on saturday morning with their age group.

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   

Instagram westswomensbaseball

Website WestsBaseball.com.au

Grant Acknowledgement Batting Cage

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

 

Grant Acknowledgement Amenities Block

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.

 

REGISTRATIONS OPEN NOW

All players, Coaches, Scorers, Volunteers and Officials can now Register for the 2019/2020 summer baseball season.

Sign up to play baseball today -  www.wests.link/signup

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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

Read the Policy here