GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
2 DECEMBER 2020 – BASEBALL RESUMES
Our Club wishes to thank all our following sponsors for their support THIS season and we WELCOME our new sponsor: SMILE CENTRE Dentistry.
Please patronize our sponsors if you have a need for their services. Their patronage is greatly appreciated. See our website for more information
I hope this finds you all well and ready to PLAY BALL!
The restrictions have been lifted on Community Sport as of 1 December, but with some new conditions in addition to the current COVID safe protocols.
It is, now, recommended to use the ‘mySA GOV’ app as the QR code scanner to use when visiting all businesses and sporting grounds like ours.
We have posted our QR code all around the grounds for all to scan when visiting our grounds. Be sure to use it for contact tracing in case its needed. Many thanks.
SUNDAY SENIORS AT HOME
Come out Sunday and support our Div 1, 2 & 3 teams as they take on Sturt in Round 9. This is the sixth game of the season due to the covid shut down.
While the seniors play on the main diamond, three of our Junior teams will be playing on the top ground: LL Div 1 (Dipper), LL GGCD (Danun) and Junior League (Greg) teams.
Our Saturday home games are Div 7 Red and Div 4 v Angels. A full weekend of games.
Our Head Groundsman, Gavin Payne, has been hard at work maintaining the grounds during this covid time. Be sure to thank him.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
If batter number 7 bats out of turn and makes it to first base, whom is out?
OUR CLUB’S MAJOR FUNDRAISER CONTINUES
We have been hit hard financially with the COVID lockdowns and restrictions so far this season – no club events and games cancelled.
So please consider purchasing the $2 lottery tickets as mentioned below in the ‘people’s choice COMMUNITY LOTTERY’. It all helps!
Our Club has registered to be in this fundraising activity while giving all our contributors a chance to win fabulous prizes!
Tell your friends, your family and/or workmates.
It’s easy to do and a great way to put back into the community.
We pocket 100% of every $2 ticket sold! Let that sink in – 100%!
Be sure to get your chance to win while helping our Club raise some much-needed revenue.
We will not be selling chocolates, selling lucky squares or paper, raffle books.
So, get on board and get your tickets!
Click on the link below to buy your tickets online. How easy is this!
No coupons to fill out, no coupons to stick on the fridge or misplace.
100% of the proceeds come to the club and the prizes are HUGE!
NOW’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN GREAT PRIZES AND HELP RAISE FUNDS FOR OUR CLUB!
Don’t miss out. You have to be in it to win it and our Club will be a winner.
UNIFORMS & SUCH
Helena has received uniform tops for Andy Brown, Tyler Green, Jamie Rix and Stuart Matthews. Woo Hoo!
Also received are the Grey Hoodies with the pink Dodgers and training tops. Some Blue Dodger hoodies are still available as well as Dodger’s visors.
Great Christmas gifts!
Helena will be available at the clubrooms on Thursday for pick up from 6:15pm-ish. Don’t forget to scan our QR code.
Don’t forget to use the new watering points for the diamonds cutouts – before and after the games.
Both are located near the visitors’ dugouts on both diamonds.
A new QC (Quick Connect) is fitted to the end of the hose on the hose reels.
The water is automatically turned on when they are inserted.
They will give us double the flow rate using recycled water!
Much better than using Mains water as before.
GGCD WEBSITE – NEW LOOK
Our website www.ggcdbaseball.com.au <www.ggcdbaseball.com.au> has a new look! Dave Coleman, our ex-Div 3 coach and player, operates a web page design business and is giving us a new image.
It’s still, somewhat, under construction, but is giving us the opportunity to update our information quicker and easier. Have a look. Thanks, Dave.
CHARTER BASEBALL – Tryouts announced
Tryout dates have been set for Little League and Junior League players. All our junior players are encouraged to tryout. There are three tryout dates.
Our district Charter teams, the ‘Marlins’, will be playing against the Western ‘Rays’ and Southern ‘Seahawks’ to represent SA in the National League tournaments.
Our state championships are usually held in January with the Nationals usually played in April.
To be eligible, a player must:
* have a date of birth between the dates listed below.
* be currently playing in the SABL competition.
* play in 60% of the scheduled games in the age group that the player in trialling for.
* try out for the Charter team that the player’s current club team is a member of.
* Little League age eligibility – born between 01/09/2008 – 31/08/2012 * Junior League age eligibility – born between 01/09/2006 – 31/08/2008
YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO TRIAL – Click on this link below to register and find out all the times and dates of the Marlins tryouts.
The first Little League and Junior League tryouts are both on Saturday, 12 December at ND from 8:45am to 11am – then, two more tryouts to follow)
Andrew Couzner is the Marlins Little League Coach and Darian King is the Junior League coach. Assistant Coaches are invited to apply.
THURSDAY NIGHT MEALS
Club Night is B-A-A-A-CK! Trainings, Selections and a Meal.
Our Div 7 Blue team (Gary Martin’s team) will be providing Chicken Wraps for your pleasure.
Also, the 50 Club draw will take place at 8PM.
BLAST FROM THE PAST…
While searching for one thing, I came across another interesting note.
Below is a list of Juniors that played for us during the 2007-2008 season and are still playing with us today – 13 years later:
U18s – James Sheeky and Brett Smith coached by Neil Poulton and Nathan Hoffman!
U16s – Sean Maley; U14s Ren Miller and Matt Phillips coached by Chris Whittlesea and Bob Neiswander
LL Minors – Myles Payne coached by Steve Partington and Mark Shotton.
A long time ago and still having fun!
BUNNINGS BBQ: 12/12
Our next Modbury Bunnings BBQ is for Saturday, 12 December 2020.
Thanks to all who volunteered for last Sunday’s BBQ. A good day.
Be sure to let Mia know via PM if you are available to assist on the 12th. We need FIVE volunteers for each shift.
Shifts are 8:30am-11:30am, 11:30am-2pm and 2pm until 4:30pm (Close).
And remember, fully enclosed shoes are to be worn.
FUNCTIONS AND EVENTS
Our Social Functions and events are being looked at to be re-scheduled due to the current covid restrictions.
When we know of crowd restrictions being lifted, we will post the news. Numbers for gatherings are too limited at the moment.
Our next event, Ladies Day may be held next year. ☹ Stay tuned.
Sandlot Baseball on Saturdays is cancelled until next year.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE RULING
Answer: It is batter number 6 who was supposed to bat, not the batter who batted out of order.
TIP FOR THE WEEK – STAY ALERT!
Have a good weekend – stay safe and ‘social distance’.
GGCD e-NEWS Editor