3 SEPTEMBER 2020 – Pre-season Edition

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Hi Everyone,

Welcome to our first pre-season newsletter and to our NEW members.

This season, we will have an abundance of new players from other clubs in our lower divisions. Welcome to our club.

While I do not have all their email addys as yet, please spread the word so I can include them in this group listing.


While the Sunday Seniors (Div 1,2&3 players) have been training for some time, the rest of us will start the weekend after Father’s Day.

On Sunday, 13 September, all teams will train on that day at various times (except U11s see below): Weekday trainings will soon follow.

Seniors 1,2,3– from 10am thru the afternoon (trial games) Main Diamond

U13s – 10:30am until 12 Noon. Top Diamond

Women – 12 Noon until 2pm Top Diamond

Seniors Div 4–7+ from 2pm until 4pm. Top Diamond

U14s/15s – 3:30pm until 5pm. Top Diamond

U11s – 3pm until 4pm+ SATURDAY Top diamond

U17s training times to be advised soon.


Uniforms will be available to be ordered/purchased at the Clubrooms on these dates:

Sunday, 6 September (Father’s Day) 12Noon until 1:30pm

Sunday, 13 September 12Noon until 1:30pm

(If you are available to assist Helena on the day, I’m sure she will appreciate your help.)


This season, the Baseball League has asked each club to have at least 10 x accredited club umpires.

They have provided a program for us be accredited – and at our grounds. It’s called the ‘Green Shirt Community Umpire Accreditation’.

If we have a minimum of 15 candidates, they will come to us rather than to drive down to West Beach for the practical.

We have invited other clubs from the Northern area to join us to make up the numbers. BUASA will conduct the practical session.

So, we will be hosting this Umpire Clinic at our club grounds on Saturday, 12 September from 2pm.

With few and far between League umpires this season, we will need more players to come forward to umpire our club’s home games.

To complete this course, please go to the BSA website to register and complete the on-line quiz found there. Then, complete the two hour practical at our club – or West Beach.

If you have any questions, please let me know. You will not be assigned any games only those you may want to umpire when you’re available.

If we don’t have enough accredited club umpires when needed, we may have to forfeit the game. So, please consider.


Please register as soon as possible as we have to nominate our teams to the league by the middle of September.

Not much time. Don’t miss out as numbers may be limited.

Go to BSA Website – and scroll down to find REGISTER NOW button.

Find Dodgers and click on REGISTER. That simple.


Our AGM last month was well attended and all nominated incumbent Directors are still on the Board, but with one exception.

Our Director of Equipment, House and Grounds, Roger Prime, has since stepped down, recently, due to health issues.

We wish him a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him around the club again.

Gavin Payne has taken on Roger’s role with Gary Martin looking after the equipment and Gavin, the grounds.

If you want to get involved with Gavin’s grounds crew, please let him know – he’s out there about every day.

In Gavin’s former role as Director of Sponsorship and Grants, Live Trembath has stepped up to the plate taking on this role.

We wish them both well with their new portfolios.


Sponsorship is a very important part of our Club’s viability to help sustain our Club – especially in these COVID times.

It’s an investment in our future and the community! Our club depends on sponsorship.

It’s up to ALL Club members to help locate companies or individuals willing to support our community’s sport.

It’s your Club – keep it strong. Contact me (Bob) if you have a lead or need further information.


For those new to our club this season, please join our club’s social FB page.

All the latest and up to date information can be found there. ‘GGCD Dodgers Social Group’


Every Friday night, the Dodgers Bar at the Club will be open from 6PM until 9PM.

Come along for some refreshments and baseball chatter. Don’t forget to get your meat tray ticket!


Have a good weekend.



Bob Neiswander

GGCD e-NEWS Editor

0402 068 738

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