GOLDEN GROVE CENTRAL DISTRICTS BASEBALL CLUB e-NEWS
9 SEPTEMBER 2021 PRE-SEASON EDITION 3 – WELCOME!
Our Club wishes to thank all our following sponsors for their support last season…we hope we can see them again for this coming season!
Please patronize our sponsors if you have a need for their services. Their patronage is greatly appreciated. See our website for more information
We finally are up and running!
Welcome back to all our players from last season and beyond!
And also, a BIG Welcome! to all the new players to our Club this season – both Seniors and Juniors!
We hope you all enjoy being a part of our Dodger family.
Our Senior teams were nominated last week to the league and
our Junior teams are required to be nominated on Monday, 13 September.
Sunday will be a big day as all our Seniors and Juniors will
be using the grounds for their training sessions. See schedule below.
In case rain is forecasted, we all show up to train and it is then, decided if we train or not.
See you Sunday.
WORK BEE – SATURDAY: 9AM – 12NOON
Gavin Payne, our Director of Equipment, House and Grounds, will have a list of chores to be done on the day.
Guys and gals are all invited!
We have eight Tonnes of Baseball Mix to refill the Main Diamond cut-outs (Grass and weeds were dug out last week).
Lots of bodies are needed for this one.
Be sure to bring a shovel or rake; a wheelbarrow -or trailer if you have one.
We also have 4Tonnes of Dolomite to use on the ‘On Deck’ circles, dugout entrances and Bull Pen area.
The dugouts need to be cleaned out as well. Both diamonds.
And lastly, all the recycle bottles and cans need to be put in the Scout Recycle Bin out the back.
All the 240L bins are FULL!
It’s forecasted to be a beautiful, sunny morning, so please make time to come out and join us to
enjoy the Spring weather and get the jobs done. It’s your Club! – no one else does it for us.
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – YOU MAKE THE CALL
A bounding hit ball touches the ground two feet in front of the first base in fair territory.
It, then, bounces over the middle of the base…striking the ground in foul territory.
Is this a fair or foul ball? (answer below).
PRE-SEASON TRAINING TIMES
Our Pre-season re-commences this Sunday after the Father’s Day break.
All training sessions – Juniors, Seniors and Women – will be held on Sundays from 12 September until further notice.
Weekday trainings will start soon after – Coaches will advise. Games start on 9 and 10 October 2021.
Main Diamond (1) –
Div 1,2,3 – 10am to 12Noon
Div 4 to 8 –12Noon to 2pm
U17s (SL) – 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Top Diamond (2) –
U11s (ML) – 9am to 10am
U13s (LL) – 10:30am to 12Noon
U14/15s (IL/JL) – 12Noon to 1:30pm
Women’s League – 2pm to 4pm
The Bar and Canteen will be opened during these times!
Let Andy Brown, our Director of In-House Operatons, know if you can help Saturday morning.
All Club merchandise and playing tops are now ordered online through our new supplier.
Please use this link dodgers.orders.net.au/ to check out the range, all orders are sent direct to you.
Uniform playing tops must to be ordered by Tuesday, 14th September!
Playing tops have a delivery time of 4-6 weeks which is why they are needed to be ordered ASAP.
All other MERCHANDISE orders can be ordered anytime and
should be delivered within 7-14 days.
HATS WILL BE SOLD AT THE CLUB, not through our supplier.
Available in 4 to 6 weeks. Hang in there!
The INTERSPORT store at the Ingle Farm Shopping Centre have
grey pants and an array of other baseball equipment.
Helena will be at the club on SUNDAY, 12 SEPTEMBER
between 11AM and 1PM for any queries and uniform numbers.
If you are new to the club or changing teams, you must speak with Helena about what number you
can use on your uniform top to ensure your number is not already in use by another in your team.
If you are having an issue with ordering or have any question regarding the merchandise,
contact Helena. DO NOT contact the Supplier.
CLUB ‘FACE BOOK’ PAGE
To communicate with our members, we have a Face Book group page
where we keep members up to date with timely news and information about the club.
All up to the minute news is posted there for your convenience such as
Events, work bees 😊, weather conditions, game changes or other issues.
If you are not a FB group member already, please ask to join:
‘GGCD Dodgers Members Group’
Some of our teams have their own FB page too.
We also, have a group T-Ball page too: Dodger’s T-Ball
T-Ball info for this season is found there. We start up 18 October with our first Come n Try session.
Games start on Friday, 29 October 2021. For Boys and Girls; U8 and U10 Divisions. Lots of fun here! 😊
REGISTRATIONS – NOW OPEN: ON LINE –
All players are required to use the Baseball Australia’s online registration portal to pay registration fees.
On the upper right-hand corner of the Home Page, click on REGO.
Then, click on ‘Registration Information Pack for 2021-22 Season’.
All you need to know is explained and can be found here.
You can also access the portal for GGCDBC this season to register:
If you need assistance, please contact Sharee, our Finance Director, on
0429 676 581 after 5pm weekdays and any time on weekends or
private message me or
email firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> with a request for assistance.
CLUB SPONSORSHIPS NEEDED –
Sponsorship is a very important part of our Club’s viability to help sustain our Club –
especially early in our season when we don’t have much of a cash flow for starting up expenses.
It’s an investment in our future and the community!
Our Club depends on sponsorship – especially at this time of the year.
It’s up to ALL Club members (Yes, this means you) to help locate
companies or individuals willing to support our community’s sport.
We have approximately 250 families involved with our Club plus their friends and neighbours.
Our sponsorship packages are below.
(We have held the cost of the Packages at the same values as
previous years due the hardships caused by COVID.)
It’s your Club! – Keep it strong!
Contact me (Bob) or our Chair, Shaun, if you have a lead or need further information.
GGCD ‘UMPIRE COORDINATOR’ WANTED
Here it is again – please consider
This season, the League has asked each Club to appoint an Umpire Coordinator.
Because all Senior teams play on Saturdays, most BUASA (League) Umpires will be assigned to the upper grades leaving the
lower State League Divisions, Women’s League and Junior Competition games to be done by Club Umpires.
Hence this request.
The League is also asking that all Club Umpires be accredited as well as the Umpire Coordinator.
(This new GGCD position could be a shared position)
If you are interested in volunteering to umpire at our Club this season then, this is for you…
Contact Kristen, our Director of Baseball Operations if you are want to get involved with umpiring.
REMEMBER: THERE ARE NO GAMES WITHOUT UMPIRES!
Use the link to the BSA website below, register yourself and receive an email with a link which will take
you to the brand new online umpire information and training material.
DID YOU KNOW?
The evolution of Today’s Baseball – 9.25” with 216 stitches 😊
HOME RUN DERBY / SEASON LAUNCH
Something new this season for our Club.
Planning is underway to make it a Special Day – not to mention it incorporating our Annual Home Run Derby.
You HITTERS get your ‘walk out’ music ready – and your pitcher for a fun day. 😊
Juniors 11 years old and older are invited to chase the balls in the outfield.
More information is forthcoming, so SAVE THE DATE!
ARMCHAIR UMPIRE – DID YOU MAKE THE RIGHT CALL?
It is a FAIR ball. It was in fair territory as it passed the base.
TIP OF THE WEEK –
ALWAYS LOOK TO YOUR BASE COACH FOR DIRECTIONS!
We look forward to seeing you at the Work Bee!
Stay safe and be sure to ‘Check In’.
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