Waverley Baseball Club Diamond Digest 21 April 2023

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Diamond Digest

April 21, 2023 Edition
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Update from the President

Hello Andrew,
Read on for information about:
  • Winter starts Saturday April 22 for seniors (April 29 for juniors)
  • Firsts Grand Final results
  • 3 new Life Members elected
  • Senior Presentation night
  • Junior Presentation evening
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Winter has come!

Seniors

Our senior teams start their winter season under new coach Liam Evans this Saturday, April 22. Our Seconds and Firsts play Ringwood at Napier Park commencing at 12:15pm and 2:40pm respectively.
Our thirds play North Western Titans commencing at 1pm, again at Napier Park.
We are always looking for new players so why not dust off the glove and boots and come on down.
Please try to get down and watch a few games. Fixtures are available here.

After game event

Hang around for a meal, watch some footy, and enjoy a night at the club to bring on the season.
Feel free to share this with any of your friends and family to join in!

Juniors

Junior games will commence on Saturday, April 29.

BV fees

Everyone, and I mean everyone, who wants to play Winter baseball this season MUST register with Melbourne Winter Baseball League before they step foot onto a diamond.
These BV fees provide insurance to all registered players, as well as covering some of the administrative costs of running the competition.

WBC Club Fees

WBC fees are now due and payable. These fees are paid directly to the club and help us to cover costs such as ground rental, umpires, coaches, baseballs, utilities etc.
Unfinancial players may find themselves made unavailable for selection, even if this means that we have to play without a full team. If you are unable to pay your club fees by May 15 please contact Adrian Dunn or Andrew Ferguson prior to May 15 to confidentially discuss setting up a payment plan.

WBC Club Fees

WBC fees are now due and payable. These fees are paid directly to the club and help us to cover costs such as ground rental, umpires, coaches, baseballs, utilities etc.
Unfinancial players may find themselves made unavailable for selection, even if this means that we have to play without a full team. If you are unable to pay your club fees by May 15 please contact Adrian Dunn or Andrew Ferguson prior to May 15 to confidentially discuss setting up a payment plan.

Results from the Firsts’ Summer Grand Final series

The Firsts went down 2-1 in their 3 match playoff series against Upwey-Ferntree Gully.
Tyler Evans started game 1 and showed great composure, throwing 4.2 innings and giving up only 2 runs off 5 hits, 1 walk and 2 strikeouts. We out-hit Upwey 9 to 8, but were unable to string together multiple hits in one inning. Jordy Ley, Tommy Maxfield and Damon Hill lead our hitting with 3, 2 and 2 hits respectively.
Our bats fired up in game 2 as we defeated Upwey 7-4. We scored single runs in each of the first, third and fifth innings and then exploded in the seventh with four runs behind hits from Tommy, Liam Evans, Mitch Wilhite and Finn Weichard to lead 7-1. Upwey fought back to 7-4 in the 8th innings however we held them off to take the series to a winner-takes-all final.
In the final playoff match Upwey took advantage of a couple of errors to score 4 runs in the second. We were unable to capitalise on out-hitting Upwey 10-6 in the match, leaving runners in scoring position on multiple occasions. Upwey’s Jarrod Turner threw a complete game and was a deserving winner of the best player in the series.
Despite failing to bring home the chocolates, we have once again proven the strength of the club with all of our players having progressed through our junior ranks to play seniors with Waverley.

Senior Presentation Night

Once again we had a very successful Senior Presentation night at Mulgrave Country Club with 122 people celebrating .
Three wonderful supporters of the club:
were awarded life membership of the club.
Liam Evans won the Geoff Paice MVP with a runaway victory in the vote count, while Eloise England was a deserving winner of the Doug Clarkson Best Club Person award.

Junior Presentation Evening

Our Junior Presentation evening was very successful with well over 100 people in attendance.
Many thanks to everybody who assisted with the evening and a particular mention to Danny Walk who once again did a magnificent job with the team photos. Contact Danny or Adrian if you missed out on purchasing your photos.
A huge shout-out also to all the coaches who gave up the time to look after our junior boys and girls at training and on match day.

IBA Friendship tournament

Four teams (including one from Japan) played each other several times at Napier Park from March 30 to April 2. The series opened with a speech from Monash mayor Tina Samardjia.
Many thanks to all who helped, in particular to Steph Evans, Jacquie Bright, Leoni Branson and Chris Evans for their magnificent efforts in producing meals for all the players.

Charter

Congratulations to the U14 Rangers team on clinching the State series recently.
Special congratulations to Waverley players Noah Traplin, Jonathan Park, Brodie Trevean, Cooper Busch & Ethan Nakamura – of our U14 State winning premiership team along with coaches Micheal Nakamura & Matthew Trevean who were all part of the champion team.
The Little League Majors and Minors Championships are taking place this weekend. Best of luck to all participants.

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is now open!

We are pleased to let you know that we are a Get Active Kids Voucher Program activity provider and Round 6 is now open!
If your family or child has a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, you may be eligible for up to $200 to apply to the cost of your child’s registration and membership fees at Waverley Baseball Club.
Important Dates:
  • 21 February to 10 May 2023: Round open for parents, carers or guardians to apply for a Voucher or Reimbursement
  • 28 November 2022 to 10 May 2023: Period families can seek a reimbursement for eligible expenditure
  • 21 May 2023: Last day for vouchers to be presented to activity providers (WBC)
Apply now at www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers to have your voucher emailed to you. Let us know your voucher code when you pay your fees and we will take up to $200 off the registration and membership fee (as well as any included uniforms and/or equipment).
Tip: Be sure to select us as your activity provider. We are listed as Waverley Baseball Club and our Get Active Kids Voucher Program number is 3242104.
If you have already paid for your child’s activity, you can apply for a reimbursement. You can only apply for either one voucher or reimbursement for each child in Round 6.
Special consideration also applies for children residing in care services as well as temporary or provisional visa holders, undocumented migrants or international students.
To find out if you are eligible, how to apply, what costs are covered and more, visit www.getactive.vic.gov.au/vouchers

Thank you to our Volunteers

We could not survive without the generous support of our volunteers. Many thanks for helping us out all season:
  • Canteen
  • Bar
  • Grounds
  • Umpiring
  • Coaches
  • Managers
  • Scorers
  • and in many other ways

Contact Details

If you want to contact somebody at the club about any of the information below, or any other issues please contact Andrew Ferguson or Adrian Dunn.
Andrew Ferguson
President

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Looking to improve over Winter?

Playing Winter is a great way to work on your baseball and we encourage you to join us in the upcoming season. You can contact me if you are interested in playing with the Blackcats under our new coach – Liam Evans. Of course, we welcome players currently playing Winter ‘Ball with other clubs!!

Cricket players (Senior and Junior) welcome!

Do you have friends who are into cricket? Well playing baseball is a great way for them to hone their skills and stay fit in the winter. Tell them to contact me or Adrian and we’ll let them know when to come along for training.
Just be careful! I started playing baseball to improve my cricket and never played a serious game of cricket again!!

MPTF Update

Please help us as we build funds to finance building our Multi-Purpose-Training-Facility.
Any support, no matter how small will help us towards our target. All donations $2 and over are tax-deductible. You can set up a small recurring donation if you wish.
We have also set up jars at the bar and canteen where you can get rid of that pesky shrapnel and contribute to a good cause. All funds received will go to the MPTF.
Click here for more information about the project. You can donate from that page, or you can click on the thermometer below to go directly to the donations page.
MPTF Donations 16 Feb, 2023
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Do you have any news?

We are very proud of all current and former Waverley players and welcome any updates on their progress as they pursue their baseball dreams. Photographs, updates etc can be sent to me at hello@waverleybaseball.com.au
Also feel free to let me know of any other news the rest of the Wildcats community might be interested in. We publish blogs and newsletters regularly and are always looking for photos and stories of interest.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking the support of more sponsors for the Club.
We have several different packages available with options which include:
  • Signage on the home run fence and/or in the clubrooms
  • Promotion of your business on our website
  • Promotion of your business in the Diamond Digest and on our Facebook pages
  • Your business name on player uniforms
With over 300 past and present players and supporters on our mailing list, this is a great opportunity for you to promote your brand.
For further information, please contact Andrew Ferguson or Adrian Dunn.
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Many thanks to everybody who has rolled up their sleeves and assisted us with Canteen, Grounds maintenance and marking, Coaching, Scoring, Social functions, … . We just could not operate without the assistance of these people who give up their time.
Please talk to Andrew Ferguson or Adrian Dunn if you are able to assist in any way.
Go Wildcats.
Andrew Ferguson
President

Donate a Slab

You can still participate in our Donate a Slab program during winter. Just bring a slab of your choice (non-alcoholic beverages are very welcome) to have a chance at winning $50.
Every 10 people to donate will be placed in the draw to win the cash!
With training in full swing, it’s an opportunity for you to kick start the raffle and help the club offer a variety of beverages over the season and of course, for you to enjoy your most favourite beverage.
Multiple donations are welcome!

Apparel and Uniforms

Come down to the clubrooms to check out our broad range of apparel.

Recent Blog Posts

Michelle Flintoff elected to Life Membership

Rather than rewrite history, I have posted Adrian Dunn’s heartfelt speech to those present at our 2023 Presentation Night when  he announced that Michelle had been elected as a Life Member of the club.  Adrian writes: Hi everyone, for those who may not know me, my name is Adrian Dunn & I’ve been fortunate to be Secretary of our great …
Categories: Everybody, Juniors, Newsletter, Seniors, Social

Michelle Flintoff elected to Life Membership

Denise Page elected to Life Membership

Denise Page elected to Life Membership

Denise Page has been a tireless worker for the Club for many years. We are pleased to announce she has been elected to Life Membership of the Club.
Categories: Everybody, Juniors, Seniors, Social

Paula Papanicolaou elected to Life Membership

We are pleased to recognise Paula Papanicolaou ‘s commitment to junior coaching, our women’s programme and as an ever-present supporter in announcing the Paula has been elected to Life Membership of the Club.
Categories: Everybody, Juniors, Seniors, Social

Paula Papanicolaou elected to Life Membership

Summer 22/23 Season Award Winners

Summer 22/23 Season Award Winners

122 people celebrated a successful season on March 25, 2023 at Mulgrave Country Club. Liam Evans was a run-away winner of the Geoff Paice MVP award and Eloise England won the Doug Clarkson Best Club Person award.
Categories: Everybody, Seniors

Junior Presentation Day 2022-23 Summer Season

Our Junior Presentation evening was held at Napier Park on Wednesday, March 15. We had a great turnout with over 100 people attending.
Categories: Everybody, Juniors

Junior Presentation Day 2022-23 Summer Season

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is now open!

The Get Active Kids Voucher Program is now open!

Eligible families can now claim back the cost of your child’s registration and membership fees at Waverley Baseball Club (up-to $200)
Categories: Everybody, Juniors, Seniors

Please support all our fantastic sponsors and support partners

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Lewis McConnell

Otter Fencing

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