Workers Newsletter 2017

                                                                              2017 Season

                                                                         April – September

                                                                   workers.baseball.com.au

Welcome back to all the families from 2016 and to all the new families for 2017. The season is about to begin with training and Saturday morning games.

Season Starts

The 2017 Baseball season starts for SENIORS on Saturday the 1st of April. JUNIORS will commence on the 1st of April, however, these games will not be competitive until after the April school holidays when the competitive season will start on 29th of April.

Game times each Saturday for the following age groups are:

Big League – 10:00am start- players must be at the grounds at 9:30am for the warm up before the game.

Senior league – 8:00am start- players must be at the grounds at 7:30am for the warm up before the game.

Junior League – 10:15am start – players must be at the grounds at 9:30am to warm up before the game.

Little League - 8:30am start - players must be at the grounds at 8:00am to warm up before the game.

Rookie Ball/ Tee Ball - 10:00am- 11:00 Players new to baseball you will receive a backpack and baseball glove.

Grounds Games are played on

Each Thursday the draw is printed in the Northern Star which states which ground each grade and team will be playing on for that Saturday. This will also be available on the clubs website. There are 4 fields that the players can rotate around. The front 2 fields closest to the car park are Baxter Field (Ground 1) and Threw Field (Ground 2). Ground 3 is the field behind Baxter field (Ground 1) and Ground 4 is behind Threw Field (Ground 2).

Big League and Senior League play on Grounds 1 and 3

Junior League and Little League play on Ground 2

Rookie Ball and Tee Ball and under play on Ground 1

Training Days and Times for the following teams

Seniors – Tuesdays from 5:30 onwards                       Junior League – Tuesdays from 4:30 – 5:30pm

Big League – Tuesdays from 5:30 onwards                 Little League – Tuesdays from 4:00 – 5:30pm        

Senior League – Tuesdays from 5::00 – 6:30pm        Rookie Ball/ Tee Ball –Tuesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

Uniform

The Workers Club uniform consists of white baseball pants, a royal blue belt, royal blue socks and a Workers Club cap. Junior players are supplied shirts for the season. These shirts must be returned at the end of the last game of the season. Failure to return the Club shirt you will be invoiced for the cost of a replacement shirt. Players are required to wear the club cap. These caps can be purchased on sign on days and the 1st Saturday after the school holidays. Adjustable caps are $25 and fitted caps are $35. Rod Green (club president) will be present at the junior games so caps can be purchased. The white pants that are required can be purchased from Intersport Lismore. Belts and socks can be purchased through the club. Belts $12 and socks $10.00.

If you have a child/ children playing and need a pair of white baseball pants please see Mel McClelland as she may have some second hand pants that you will be able to have.

Coaches for junior teams

Big League  – Richard Trindall (0423 059 139)

Senior League – Mitchell Dowse (0491 161 348)

Junior League – Scott McClelland (0423 050 299)

Little League – Noah Worgan and Oakley McMahon (0417 718 973 Noah) (0434 151 250 Oakley)

Rookie Ball/ Tee Ball  –  Training days Bob McClelland Saturdays TBA

All coaches contact details can be found above and on the clubs website workers.baseball.com.au

Please check the website to see who your child’s coach is.

Seniors

Major League – Dan Clark (0411 080 482)

Div 1 – Paul Clifford (0404 877 900)

Div 2 Twins – Jason Rucker (0427 112 124)

Div 2 Heat – Paul Boxsell (0427 015 995)

Div 3 – Richard Trindall (0423 059 139)

Seniors who have not filled in a registration form need to go the website and download the form then scan and email to workersbaseball50@gmail.com

Fees

Last year the fees structure changed. It will be made of two components. One being you will be invoiced and will pay Baseball Queensland online direct. The other component will be the FNC and Club component which will be paid to the Club. The Baseball Queensland component must be paid before a player takes the field.

Fees

* Please note that we have not increased our fees for the last two years due to our great fundraising support.

Seniors – $340 (18 years +)

Big League -$195

Senior League – $195                    * PLEASE NOT THAT THE FEES STATED TO THE LEFT WILL BE

Junior League – $195                          SPLIT UP INTO TWO COMPONENTS AS MENTIONED ABOVE.

Little League – $185                           INVOICES WILL COME IN THE NEXT 2 TO 3 WEEKS.

Rookie Ball/ Tee Ball - $40

Club and FNC component can be paid directly into the Workers Bank account

Lismore Workers Ball Club Inc

Ac no: 25801177

BSB: 728-728

Reference the child/ family name paying so we know who has paid.

Fundraisers

This year the Club is looking at running 3 fundraisers to help the club raise some money and keep fees down.

The junior players will be given a box of chocolates each to sell. There will also be a dogs night held at the Lismore Greyhound Track.  As well as a golf day held around July /August that is a lot of fun.

Helpers

If you are at all ever able to help out within our club please see your child’s coach. At various times throughout the season tournaments are held from the age groups of 12 and up. Each club during these tournaments are required to have parent bodies to help out in the canteen. If you are able to help out when these tournaments are on that would be great as many hands makes light work. Also a great way for parents to get involved is to learn how to score, which is not that hard and very enjoyable.

Workers Clubs Meeting

Workers Clubs meetings are held on the 1st Tuesday of every month. All are welcome. This is held upstairs at the Workers Club starting at 7pm.

Wet Weather

If training is cancelled due to rain the coaches will let parents know by an SMS. On Saturday mornings you are also able to check if the games are still on by calling 66228 268 after 7:15am to hear a recorded message.

Coaches Clinic

Please let Rod, Bob or Mel know if you are interested in a parents coaching clinic level 0 so you can be involved with your child’s game.