Diamond Digest 28 July, 2021

July 28, 2021

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July 28, 2021 Edition

A word from the President

Welcome to the first edition of the relaunched Diamond Digest.
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The winter season is drawing to a close with our Firsts sitting in sixth place. The seconds are just outside the top four on percentage and the thirds are sitting comfortably in second place.
Our juniors have had a very interrupted season dealing with weather and COVID disruptions.
With the easing of COVID restrictions, training and matches are permitted to resume. Unfortunately spectators are not permitted for at least the next two weeks. Keep an eye on our facebook pages and the website for further updates.


We are busy preparing for the upcoming Summer season and there will be more news in upcoming editions.

Planning for the Future

The club has also initiated a strategic planning process to map out our vision and objectives for the next 3 to 10 years. This process is substantially funded by a grant from the State Government of Victoria and we thank them for their assistance.
We kick off with a planning session to be held at Mulgrave Country Club (a sponsor of the club). This will be facilitated by Bob Stensholt – a highly-credentialed sports administrator and former member of state parliament. The mayor of the City of Monash has tentatively accepted our invitation to address the session.

Vale Peter Flintoff

As noted below, sadly Peter Flintoff passed away recently. Our sympathy and best wishes to Michelle and the rest of the Flintoff family. COVID restrictions mean that only 10 people will be able to attend the funeral however it will be streamed at 1pm this Friday, July 31. We will publish details on the website and our Facebook pages as soon as the information is available.

AGM – Tuesday, August 10

Finally, please don’t forget that our AGM will be held on Tuesday, August 10. We are hoping this will be held at the club, however COVID restrictions may require that it be held on-line as it was last year. We have at least two vacancies on the board and we are keen to increase its diversity. Please contact Adrian Dunn if you are interested in nominating for the board at this exciting time for the club.
Stay well, and Go Wildcats
Kerry Gassner

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From the dugout

As the summer season approaches, it’s time for the more seriously-minded players to start working on your fitness, strength and agility.
You should be starting to do some running and stretching to work out the winter cobwebs. Baseball Victoria has published a number of training videos showing drills and exercises you can do at home during lock-down. They are available here.

Junior news

We are busy planning for the summer season. More details will be available in coming editions of the Diamond Digest.

Latest updates from our blog

Vale Peter Flintoff

Sadly Peter Flintoff died on July 20, 2021. Peter was totally devoted to the Waverley Baseball Club. Peter was a life member of the club and a true clubman. He will be greatly missed.
Categories: Blackcats, Everybody, Seniors

Peter Flintoff Mighty Effort award winner

Farewell to our players heading off to college in the US

US-bound players and their families

Waverley farewells 6 players who are about to head off to US Colleges to study and play baseball.
Categories: Blackcats, Everybody, Juniors, Seniors

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