FairPlay voucher

The new FairPlay online grants system is up and running.

If you think you will be applying for a voucher in the future, register online now.

The registration process is simple and will mean you are set up in the new system, ready to apply for your next eligible round of FairPlay. Even if you have previously received a voucher, you will need to register in the new system to apply in the future.

1. Check if your child is eligible

You can apply if your child:

  • is a Queensland resident aged from 5 to 17 years (inclusive) at the time of application
  • did not receive a FairPlay voucher this calendar year
  • holds, or whose parent, carer or guardian holds, a valid Services Australia Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card with the child’s name on it.

If you aren’t eligible

If you are experiencing financial hardship but don’t meet the eligibility criteria, you can seek to apply through a registered referral agent.

2. Make sure your activity is available

Please note: as we have transitioned to a new system the activity provider directory will be updated regularly with new providers.

Search the activity provider directory to check that:

  • your chosen activity is listed
  • there is a registered provider near you.

3. Read the terms and conditions

Read and understand the FairPlay voucher application terms and conditions.

If you are successful

If your application is successful, your voucher will appear on the screen. You can access a copy of your voucher from the homepage and a pdf copy will be sent to your registered email address (you may need to check your junk mail).

Learn how to use your voucher.

WESTS WINNERS 2022 QLD Masters Over 45’s Tournament.

Congratulations to our Senior Seniors  who have taken out the 2022 QLD Masters Over 45’s Tournament.

Quite possibly the longest running tournament in baseball history (due to the rain delays – first games played Anzac Day weekend), it’s a credit to our Bulldogs players for their persistence and grit to take the win over a very competitive Robina Braves Baseball Club.

The team consisted of some of our usual Doggie Masters players, some new players – Dad’s of some of our Little League players – past player AJ Davidson and new player to Wests Nigel Petrie. Many thanks to Nigel who managed the team for the Gold Medal game.

Thanks to the Surfers Paradise Baseball Club and all your volunteers for putting on the tournament.

New Strategic Plan 2022 – 2024

In partnership with a Grant from Brisbane City Council through the Lord Mayor’s Better Suburbs Grants program and working with consultants – CPR Group – the Committee is proud to release our new Strategic Plan for the Club for the next three years 2022 – 2024

You can view the document by clicking on the following link – wests.link/strategy 

Alternatively you can view the document and one page poster by clicking on the following ABOUT US button

Wests 60th Birthday Celebrations

New date to be confirmed – will be the first Division 1 home game in October 2022

Western Districts Baseball Club Inc. will be formally celebrating our 60th anniversary through 2022.

The day will incorporate the following;-

Welcome to dignitaries and officials, Life Members, Alumni Members, Committee members, players and families.

Formal opening of the Amenities Block provided through a Brisbane City Council grant

Formal opening of the Batting Cage provided through a Qld State Govt grant

Remembrances of members lost over the past year including Life Members – Tim Bassingthwaighte and Gladys Coogan; past President – Peter Blocksidge and Master’s player – Brad Mathieson’s wife – Alysha Matheson

The Club together with the Bassingthwaighte family will be unveiling a Memorial plaque for Tim – arguably our Club’s most decorated player.

Lunch provided to Life members, Alumni members, formal guests and dignitaries. 

Life Membership awarded to Brad Schneider

Recently at the Club Senior Presentation night, the Club announced that Brad Schneider was to receive Life Membership at the Club Annual General Meeting.

This is a most deserved award and recognition of a lifetime of membership and service to the Bulldogs Club.

One of our best Clubmen – ever!

News from Annual General Meeting

Friday, 20th May 2022 at the Clubrooms at 6.30pm

Election results from the Annual General Meeting: the following members were elected

COMMITTEE MEMBERS

POSITIONMEMBERCONTACT
PresidentMark Coogan0418 748 157 | President@WestsBaseball.com.au
Vice PresidentVACANT
SecretaryKevin Alexander0408 571 079 | Secretary@WestsBaseball.com.au
TreasurerWendy Gaunt0409 002 709 | Treasurer@WestsBaseball.com.au
Committee – SponsorshipVACANT
Committee – GovernanceClinton Miles0419 682 826 | Advocate@WestsBaseball.com.au
Committee – CommunicationsIan Thatcher0417 228 640 | GetSocial@WestsBaseball.com.au
Committee – WomenVACANT
Committee – Special ProjectsRodney Gaunt0413 228 555Specialprojects.westsbaseball@gmail.com
CommitteeBradley Browne0410 793 571
CommitteeShawn Hunter0434 539 045
CommitteeBec Robertson0408 384 847
CommitteeTay O’Keefe0401 178 686
CommitteeBradley Matheson0431 627 020
CommitteeSagree Govender0450 322 572
CommitteeEuan Miles04519 686 793

Special General Meeting

Members attending the Special General Meeting agreed to the following change

  • the Club Financial year from end date of the association’s financial year to be 30 June in each year

Western Districts Baseball Academy is back!

The Wests Baseball Academy is back for our members to join – open to all Age Groups and Members

When: Commences start Sunday 3 July 2022

Days and Times:

Sundays – 3pm – 5pm;

Wednesdays 6pm – 8pm

Concludes: Wednesday 10 August 2022

Costs: Participation in the Academy is $100 for the 6 week program and includes the unique Academy Training shirt valued at $50

Things to learn:-

1. MENTAL APPROACH4. CATCHING7. OUTFIELD
2. PHYSICAL5. BASE RUNNING8. PITCHING
3. HITTING6. INFIELD9. TEAM FUNDAMENTALS

To enrol, please do so via a new portal within our website (just created) – the portal address is https://westsbaseball.com.au/dev-academy/ – click on this and it will take you directly to the registration form. Please complete the form and pay the appropriate amount – if you have already paid $50.00 – please pay the balance of $50.00. If you have not paid as yet, please pay $100.00.

Even if you have ordered your shirt, please complete the shirt size required as a double check.

The registration page can also be reached by going to our website; then click on the PLAY heading and then click on DEVELOPMENT ACADEMY.

VALE GLEN CRAFT

The Club has been advised of the passing of past member and Club legend – Glen Craft.

1942 – 2022

Beloved Husband of Robyn, Loved Father of Stewart, Sharon and Robyn

Funeral details as follows:

  • When Friday 01 April 2022 at 11:30 am; arrival from 11.00am
  • Where George Hartnett Metropolitan Funerals Chapel 224 Newnham Road, Mount Gravatt Qld 4122

If you wish to contact Stewart Craft; Glen’s son – please email stewartcraft50@gmail.com

Wests 60yr Training Shirt Front - Adult

60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRAINING SHIRT

60 YEAR ANNIVERSARY TRAINING SHIRT – ADULT

$45.00

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of the Western Districts Baseball Club’s creation – we are marking the occasion with the release of this Western Districts Baseball Club 60th Year Anniversary Training Shirt.

These 60 Year Anniversary Training Shirts are available in Adult and Youth sizes.  This is the first time we’ve made this design available in Adult sizes – normally a similar design is reserved just for our Rookie Ballers.

Each shirt is $45.

The 60th Anniversary marks the 1961 merger of Souths Baseball Club and Victory Baseball Club, together creating Victory Souths Baseball Club.

In 1970 the club changed its name to Western Districts Baseball Club and adopted the Curly “W” that we still use today, the “W” appears on the chest of these shirts.

The current Wests Baseball Logo is on the left sleeve and back.

Featured prominently on the back, the “Celebrating 60 Years” logo is unmistakable.

Blackchrome, our club’s uniform partner has manufactured these training shirts and stock has arrived and is available now. Shirts can be collected from the clubrooms by emailing Wendy Gaunt –  treasurer@westsbaseball.com.au

Postage will be available separately on request and at an additional cost.

Again first in will get the shirts – these are not a limited sale and we have around 85 shirts in stock of varying sizes.

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