We are getting into pre-season now for all teams and it feels like baseball is in the air. Unfortunately, the weather has not been our friend to allow us to be on track with some of our goals, but we are progressing to where we need to be.
On Sunday, 18 September 2022 Gavin Payne will be hosting another impromptu working bee for anyone that is available from 10am to get through some of the outstanding jobs. Weather permitting, but we hope to get some final jobs completed.
Please ensure you follow us on Facebook and join our members group to be kept up to date with information as it happens. Information is at the bottom of this email.
Season start dates
Season start dates have been updated and confirmed now for the below
State League Division 1-8: 8 October 2022
Juniors Under 11 to Under 17: 16 October 2022 (this has been moved per feedback from clubs)
Women’s League Division 2-3: 28 October 2022
Training is still looking to go ahead on Sunday, reminder of the following times.
Pre-season diamond use (from Sunday, 11 September onwards)
Division 1-3: 10am to 12pm
Division 4-8: 12pm to 2pm
Women’s League: 2pm to 4pm
Under 11s (Minor League): 9am to 10am
Under 13s (Little League): 10:30am to 12pm
Under 14/15s (Intermediate League/Junior League): 12pm to 1:30pm
Under 17s (Senior League): 1:30pm to 3pm
Come and Try T-Ball with the Dodgers
It’s nearly that time of the year! We will once again be hosting our program for Under 8s and Under 10s to get involved in T-Ball. T-Ball is a great introduction for bat and ball sports, and many of our club’s players started out in our T-Ball program or it’s predecessors.
Come and Try dates will be on 17 and 21 October from 6pm. Tell your family and friends and spread the word!
More information at https://ggcdbaseball.com.au/t-ball/
Season Launch and Home Run Derby
On Sunday, 25 September the club will be hosting its annual Home Run Derby at our Season Launch event.
Juniors from 10am to 12pm, and Seniors from 2pm to 4pm, for an entry fee of $5.
At 12pm there will be a trial game for our Division 1 squad, so stick around and watch and you’ll be able to see the talent the club has at the top level.
There will be a Champion awarded in each Junior age grade, as well as a Senior Champion. Player registrations will be advertised and open for a limited time only next week! Stay tuned on Facebook for this.
Working with Children Checks
Anyone in Australia that volunteers with children is required by law to have a valid Working with Children Check (WWCC). The club has been proactively approaching all coaches (senior and junior), and other volunteer roles that are required around this. If you feel you may be requiring a check or want to get one completed due to the potential of volunteering later in the season. Please reply to this email with the following information and the club will initiate a check (there is zero cost to this for volunteer roles if done through the club)
Please reply with your:
-Date of Birth
-SRN (If you have already have a valid WWCC completed)
Reminder that club registrations are now open, please see the attached flyer for important registration information.
If you are transferring to GGCD Baseball Club you must re-register at your old club first. Follow the steps in the flyer and contact Sharee Forrester at email@example.com if any issues.
Juniors pay for the age they are classed in by the league, however they could be playing in a higher grade at our club. If the league classes your child as T-Ball age, but they are playing Under 11s, do not register and contact Sharee Forrester directly.
If you are a non-playing Coach, Volunteers, Umpires or Scorers, please also register as a non-playing member.
Please contact our Uniform Co-ordinator Sharee Forrester directly if you need any playing shirts as soon as possible at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Club merchandise is available via Emmsee Sportswear and will be expanding range in coming days. Our main training shirt colour is Royal Blue.
Hats will be on sale at the club bar only during training dates and at events.
We have two imports this season that the club is having in our Division One program. The squad and the club is looking forward to their arrival. We will introduce them further as they arrive from overseas more formally to the club. These players will be visible around the club, and assisting in parts of our junior program throughout this season.
The club has been contacting members directly, but we are also looking for more options if required. If you have a spare room that you would be interested in billeting out for a period of time for some or all of the period the player is here. The club will work with you for associated costs, and is working on having transportation available for the player.
Russell Strilchuk has most recently played in Germany, and Kenjiro Sugiura is coming from playing in France. Stay tuned for more formal introductions on these players shortly.
We look forward to your continued involvement in our club, stay tuned for more updates.
All the best for the upcoming season,
Golden Grove Central Districts Baseball Club Committee
PO BOX 24
SURREY DOWNS SA 5126