Newletter #5,6,7,8,9,10 - 16/17

Redcliffe Padres Newsletter # 10

2016/17 Season 2017


Team Photos- 22nd and 23rd February

Please arrive 15 mins prior to your team’s photo time and be in full playing uniform. If you can’t make it or are running late, please contact your team coach.

Photo Schedule

Wednesday 22nd Febuary




Tball Team Greer

Shane Greer


Tball Team McGee

Nick McGee


Tball Team McKain

Kathleen McKain


U12 Div 1 White

Dan Wilson


U16 Div 1

Matty Bates


U12 Div 2 White

Brett Brockie


Rookie Team Stevens

Olivia Stevens


U14 Div 1 White

Keith Land


U14 Div 1 Red

Stuart McDonald


U16 Div 2 Red

Carter Bell


Thursday 23rd Febuary




Rookie Team Prinkey

Will Prinkey/Dan Quinlan


Rookie Team Hobbs

Chloe Hobbs


Rookie Team Thomas

Gavin Thomas


U12 Div 2 Grey

David Hopkins


U12 Div 1 Red

Peter Dunsdon


U14 Div 2 Red

Mark Fleming


U14 Div 2 White

Brendan Vassallo


U12 Div 2 Red

Shannon Esteves


U20 Div 1

Mikey Murray

Price List

Framed Team Photo


Laminated Team Photo


Framed Individual Photo


Laminated Individual Photo


Payment must be made at the time of ordering. EFTPOS facilities will be available.

Tball, Rookie Ball and U12 teams- Photos can be ordered and purchased on the night.

U14 – U20 Teams- In lieu of participation trophies, the club will give you a laminated team photo at the Junior Presentation Event on the 22nd of April.

If you wish to purchase an individual or framed photo, these must be ordered and paid for on the Team Photo day.


Please reply to this email if you have questions or ask your coach.


Trivia Night thanks...

Thank you to Keith Sharpe for being on the organising committee and representing Padres as the chief representative. Without Keith, we simply would not have been able to engage with Chameleon to make the evening a success.

Thank you to our wonderful volunteer crew- Lea, Fea, Marcus, Keith, Katrina, Michelle, Evan, Kim, Dan, Christine and a few others who I dont know the names of..

Thank you to our Padres community members who attended, the night was full of fun and there were many laughs shared.

We are looking forward to this being an annual event, so hopefully next year will be even bigger and better.


Special General Meeting- 23rd February

You are hereby invited to attend a Special General Meeting that will be held on the 23rd of February at 7pm.

This meeting hopes to confirm our Financial Year, that currently is running from the 1st of April to the 31st of March, however a previous Constitution states the 1st of May to 30th April.  

As senior training will be occuring on this evening, we hoped this would allow some members the chance to vote on the motion of reflecting this within our By-Laws. All members are welcome. The financial year is the only agenda item.


Individual Successes

Jay Myers- Bandits Development Player (apologies for leaving you off the list Jay, I thought it was already sent to members)

Sam Holland- member of the Bandits who went Back to Back ABL Champs team


Upcoming Events

Mark these in your calendar.....

22nd & 23rd February- Team photos at the fields

6th to 9th April- Little League, Junior League and Senior League Titles

22nd April- Junior Presentation Afternoon (at Padres)

22nd April- Senior Presentation Evening (at Redcliffe Leagues)

Ticketing information and pricing for Senior Presentation will be out shortly!



Redcliffe Padres Newsletter # 9

February, 2017


Trivia Night

We have 8 tickets remaining that can be purchased through Padres, or you can try and purchase through our event partners Chameleon Housing. Just email to purchase one of the remaining 8 or come into the canteen and purchase tomorrow night or Saturday.

It is first come first served, so please do this today or ASAP to avoid disappointment.

If you want to try your luck with Chameleon:

Identify if a table is available- please email Diana at If there is= Bank deposit/direct debit:  Chameleon Housing  BSB 633000  Acc 133084525. Reference:  Team Captain Surname/Trivia.


Qld Schools Baseball 2017

You must register your interest ASAP.

All players who attend a high school, plesae identify if you are in the Sunshine Coast or Metropolitan North region (apologies if some attend school further afield) to determine where the location for trials are.

Each player needs to complete an Expression of Interest and then attend.The Baseball Queensalnd website or Brisbane North facebook page contains all links needed to follow this information up.

We want to particulary make mention that Sunshine Coast needs our baseball community to support due to the lack of interest previously. Please support the trial and our very own members and share with your friends today.

14 (turning 15)  to 18 year students- Sunshine Coast trials are to be held at Padres on Tuesday 7th February.

Tournaments will be played:

12 to 14 years students- Surfers Paradise 15th to 18th June.

14 (turning 15) to 18 years students- 30th March to 2nd April @ Ipswich Musketeers

School sports coordinators should be able to guide you, or contact regional sport coordinators.


Get Started Vouchers

For your information- Round 9 opened today......

Get involved in sport and receive a monetary amount to help you do so.

  • Round 9 is open for voucher applications from eligible Health Care Card/Pensioner Concession Card holders only
  • The vouchers will be allocated on a first come, first served basis
  • Round 9 will close once the additional vouchers have been issued. If the voucher allocation is not reached the round will close on 29 March 2017
  • Vouchers must be presented to a registered club by 12 May 2017


Scoring Clinics

To prepare for next season and to support development of our volunteers, there witll be training offered across 3 nights in the upcoming weeks. Dates and times to finalised ASAP, but if you are interested and are not a current scorer, just reply email to this newsletter.


Special General Meeting- 23rd February

You are hereby invited to attend a Special General Meeting that will be held on the 23rd of February at 7pm.

This meeting hopes to confirm our Financial Year, that currently is running from the 1st of April to the 31st of March, however a previous Constitution states the 1st of May to 30th April.  

As senior training will be occuring on this evening, we hoped this would allow some members the chance to vote on the motion of reflecting this within our By-Laws. All members are welcome. The financial year is the only agenda item.


Team photos 22nd and 23rd of February

Please mark these dates in your diary as the official team photo dates. We would like all members of all teams to be in the photo and wearning full uniform. Coaches will be contacted by our Photo Coordinator ASAP, so please ensure that you are aware of your or your son/dauughters teams photo time. The time identified will be the time the photo is taken and we apologise that this may cause pressure to your family, but with so many teams, we can not hold up the photographer if you are running late.


Under 16 Dvision 1 Coach

An update to the coach for this team: Matthew Bates (Matty, Batesy, et.all) is coaching this team as of Tuesday. We welcome one of our A grade pitchers to the role and know the members and families will join with us to wish you well and thank you!


Upcoming events...

3rd February- A grade @ home

4th February- Bandits semi-final this Saturday @ Holloway

6th February- A grade @ home

11th February- Trivia @ 6.30pm PCYC

22nd & 23rd February- Team photos at the fields

6th to 9th April- Little League, Junior League and Senior League Titles

22nd April- Junior Presentation Afternoon

22nd April- Senior Presentation Evening (proposed- bookings are causing an issue)

Individual successes

Dermot Fritsch- Under 18  Australia team selection for the World Cup!

Liam Taylor- Bandits development player

Carter Bell- Bandits development player

Brisbane North- Junior League players selected

Brisbane North- Little League players selected


Redcliffe Leagues Padres

Newsletter # 8

January, 2017


Ready to play ball???

This weekend marks the re-commencement of our 16/17 Season with all Junior and Senior teams to take the field.

Some Senior players have been playing for a couple of weeks and they have already made an impact on the field, with various wins and personal best plays.

Are you ready to give it your best and play like a Padre? I bet our juniors are ready are raring to take the field in grey and red and display great sportsmanship and give their best.

Contact your coach if you have any queries, or head to the facebook page or download the Baseball Qld App on the App or Google Play store.


Trivia night: Saturday 11th February @ 6.30pm

This season, there is no golf day due to circumstances beyond our control, so the combined major event with Chameleon House this season, is a trivia night!

All proceeds are split between our organisations.

Please support your club by attending, just $10 a ticket.

Food and drinks are available for sale on the night and the venue is licenced- so arrange a babysitter.

Tickets must be purchased prior to the event- so purchase through the information available on our Facebook page and website (flyer), or come into the canteen and purchase a ticket or contact us directly by replying to this email.

The first 4 tables purchased this weekend- just $80 a table, will receive a bottle of wine on the night!

Come and buy a ticket or a table and ensure you dont miss out. All tickets must be purchased prior to the 1st of February. We would love about 80 Padres members there, but 100 would be better- to beat our last years total.

PCYC Redcliffe

11th February


Get Started Vouchers

An update on some changes......

What are Get Started Vouchers?

Get Started Vouchers is an initiative to provide up to $150 to eligible children and young people, to help pay for sport or recreation club membership and/or participation fees through registered clubs.

If the child/young person or their parent/carer/guardian holds a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, they can apply online as soon as the round opens. These children do not need to use the referral agent process.

Updates to the referral agent process

The department is changing the referral agent process to ensure that children and young people who can least afford the costs to participate are supported by Get Started Vouchers.  To ensure that the vouchers are going to those families most in need, a new referral agent process will be implemented from Round 9. 

The department now requires that eligible referral agents register with the department to be able to refer children and young people for a voucher.  Further details regarding referral agent criteria and eligibility requirements are on our website, along with fact sheets for parents and referral agents. Simply Google ‘Get Started Vouchers’ or go to the information here


If you think you may be eligble, please look into it and pay $150 off the sign on fees for next season!


Padres night at the Bandits

A huge thank you to our members who came along to cheer on the Bandits and support the game, whilst supporting our club. Just for attending, we raised about $400 in profit from the evening. It was a lot of fun watching our juniors run onto the field, enjoy some games in between Innings and be a bat boy or two!

Congratulations for being part of the biggest crowd that has attended from a club! The sea of red was visible and it was a great night enjoyed by all.


Individual Successes....

There have been many, so we will save these until Newsletter 9 to ensure we have the most up to date information.

I know there has been a selection and some U18 and U16 state players and we are immensely proud.


Redcliffe Padres

Newsletter # 7 2016/17 Season


Happy half season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all

On behalf of the management committee- to all Padres members, family and their friends, we wish you a safe and happy festive season. May your loved ones be close and the times you share create memories to last.  We will also be winding down, so please give your hard working committee, coaches and volunteers and support crew, a wide berth until early January...


Padres successful in Community Grant application- Solar panels are on the way!

Congratulations to everyone involved in this latest grant application, we will have a 10KW system installed very shortly, ensuring that we lower our environmental footprint and we in turn support the running of equipment at our venue. The committee has developed structures around long, medium and short term goals and this successful grant ensures that we are on track and meeting our strategic planning. Keep an eye out for the panels- I don’t think you will miss them!


Padres Evening at the Bandit- Friday 13th January!!

Put on your red and bring in the New Year with some baseball. Friday the 13th of January is proving to be a good night- with a group of your Padres family heading to the game and in turn supporting our club with a share of the game attendance profits.

Just buy your tickets first!

$7 per child

$14 per adult

Bandits are playing host to Sydney that night, so it will be a great QLD vs NSW battle.

The private link to the Eventbrite site to purchase tickets is:

When you follow the above location, tickets can be ordered and prepaid here. Please do this before the 8th of January to allow for purchase of bulk ticket numbers from Bandits by Padres committee.

This location or via contacting the committee, is the only place you can purchase tickets at the above mentioned price.

The first 9 junior tickets purchased will be heading onto the field!

The game commences at 6.30pm, so it will be a great evening. Please do not purchase tickets from the Bandits website or any other method, as this will not provide the monies back to Padres.


Chocolate Drive

All monies are now OVERDUE.

We only have about 10 boxes left to collect monies for- so please rectify this by the end of next week- December 23rd. As the clubhouse will only be open at random occasions and training has concluded for 2016, please arrange a bank transfer with our Treasurer. Katrina is on email at

Thank you for your help ensuring that this fundraiser can be finalised in 2016, ready for the next half of the season to commence!

Winners announced….

Toye Family, Jaiden Holly and the Storer family.

The prizes for the most boxes sold will be delivered in the New Year- thank you and Congratulations!!!!


China touring teams

Unfortunately, 2017 teams will not be attending to represent Padres. We will be seeking to run trial dates, fundraising events and establishing payment plans for the option to be provided in 2018. We would like to develop players as much as possible, so this avenue will help encourage this model.

More on that in 2017. Thank you for those who submitted an EOI or attended trials, we were really trying to get an age group across the line with numbers… Qld Dolphins are taking a team- so good luck to those players and enjoy the experience!



Good luck to senior teams on the field this weekend- everybody else, enjoy any break you may be lucky enough to get and a Congratulations for an awesome first half of Season 2016/17.

Ho, Ho, Ho !!!

?End of NewsLetter # 7


Brisbane Bandit Club Night

January 13th, 2017!

Each year, the Bandits offer local clubs a chance for 9 of our juniors to take the field and the club to receive a share of profits from the evening. We have been given Friday January the 13th as our selected night.

We will be offering tickets for the night at a discounted rate of

$7 per child

$14 per adult

Bandits are playing host to Sydney that night, so it will be a great QLD vs NSW battle.

It is a night to wear your Padres red and enjoy a night with our friends from the baseball community.

We will be arranging a ticketing system ASAP and will ask for pre-payment of tickets prior to the night, with collection to be at the gate, meeting at 6pm. The game commences at 6.30pm, so it will be a great evening. Please do not purchase tickets from the website or any other method, as this will not provide the monies back to Padres.

Please support this event as we have heard from many clubs who have had their night already, that is was a very successful evening.

Junior Director of Coaching (JDOC)

Shining the spotlight on our JDOC, Mr David West, also known as Westy, Dave or coach

Dave has been with Padres as a guiding light for many years and alongside his wife Sally and family members, has helped shape our club to be what it is today.  Dave is at the field almost daily in his capacity as JDOC, Coach, player, grounds support or spectator.

Being the JDOC of Padres is a huge role that encompasses many facets and as our club has grown, becomes ever more complex with supporting and guiding many coaches of our junior players and providing additional training support and advice.

The JDOC role is aimed at our junior teams, so Westy fulfils a role of:

  • Imparting knowledge to and mentoring coaches from T Ball up to Under 16

  • Co-ordinating junior team selections from Little League up to Under 16 in liaison with junior coaches

  • And much more….

Thank you David for your impact each and every week on our teams, our community is richer for your voluntary engagement at Padres and it is very much appreciated.

David hosts Monday night baseball school, which is now on a break over the festive season. Returning on January the 23rd, so stay tuned for updates.

High Performance Player Development (HP) role announcement

Alongside our JDOC role, we have now asked Glen Brockie to undertake a High Performance Player Development role to target development of players, ensuring smooth transitions into our senior teams and skill development of various players.

Glen has commenced his role and is targeting individuals at this stage, ensuring that our juniors transitioning into senior grades are supported and developed to maintain their skill and fitness to cope with the demands. He has also been hosting some skill development sessions, which will increase in the new year.

The HP role is aimed at player development and senior coach liaison, so Glen fulfil a role of:

  • Liaising with Operations and another member of the Management Committee in the selection of coaches for Under 16 to Majors inclusive

  • Liaising with the A Grade Coach and other senior coaches in the transition ofjunior players into senior ranks

  • Hosting development sessions and inviting guest coaches to develop players

Stay tuned in 2017 for further information about the HP role!

Club Captain

Introducing…. Danny Dunsdon

Have you seen 23??

The number is on our fence and on the back of our Club Captain – Danny.

Danny takes on the newly introduced role of Club Captain. Although just being announced, Danny has been mentoring younger players, offering advice, introducing Sam Holland to juniors and been around our grounds for many years. He is an ear to listen and an eye to watch for ways he can support players, coaches and community members.

If there is something you aren’t sure about or just need to speak about the awesome world of baseball, seek out Danny and he is more than happy to mentor or guide.

Chocolate Drive

All monies, now urgently sought.

Thank you for your engagement with the 16/17 Cadbury Chocolate Fundraising Drive… it was great fun to see engagement from a large proportion of players and families. We can’t do it without all of your support, so thank you!

We think just 1 Under 8 team didn’t manage to collect chocolates, so thank you to each team from U16 down and to various seniors that offered to support. We have 9 boxes left in the clubhouse for just $60 each, so if anyone can take them off our hands for enjoyment over Christmas… just come on down!

The canteen is open Friday night from 6 to 10 and Sunday from 7 to 11, so please drop all monies in this weekend, or drop them to your coach and they can contact us for collection.

Prize announcements to be made mid-December when all monies are collected… It is a close battle

China touring teams

Thank you to the 3 players who attended on Sunday for the trial. The low number does tell me that perhaps the tour will not proceed this year… unless; there is an influx of EOI in the next 12 hours. There is a committee meeting tonight so a decision on this will be made tonight.

Holiday Break

From this weekend, most teams apart from most Senior teams playing one more round are on a break. Come on down this Friday night for our last A grade home game of the season and enjoy the action. Our teams are all playing at the top of their game, so come and enjoy the show.

Whilst on holidays, we hope everyone stays safe and enjoys the festivities.

Thank you for a great first of the season and we look forward to an exciting 2017.

Trivia Night

The joint Padres and Chameleon House fundraising event is being held at our local PCYC on the 11th of February at 6.30pm. Cost is $10 per head, with a maximum of 8 players per team.  Secure parking is offered on site at the Padres ground, so I am sure we can all enjoy the evening!

For anyone who has attended the golf day, Chameleon Youth Housing are very worthy cause to be partnering with and are supporting the management of the evening. 50% of total profits will be shared between the organisations, so it promises to be a great evening.

A flyer will be available on the website shortly, so please advertise with friends and family and gather momentum. Everyone is welcome- over 18 only!

Great prizes, great food and great drinks available at the licenced venue!

Enquiries: please contact Diana or Carmel on 3284 4805 or 0412 268 809    

How to pay and book your team table:

Bank deposit/direct debit:  Chameleon Housing BSB 633000 Acc 133084525

Reference:  Your name/Trivia

Please email to confirm payment & booking

Individual Successes

Jay Myers- called up to the Bandits line up! Jay has worked tirelessly to win a spot and his on field stats and work ethic have made the selectors take notice….

Carter Bell-called up to the Bandits as a development player and got a start in his first night on the bench.

Liam Taylor-also called up to the Bandits as a development player and got a start in his first night on the bench.

Congratulations to all 3 of our Padres own and we wish you all the very best in your continued development with the squad. They join A grade team mate Sam Holland- so we are fortunate to be around such talent! 

This newaletter #6 was posted to the Padres website 6/12/16

Redcliffe Padres

Newsletter # 5, 2016-17 Season


GBL Games Cancelled 19th November

All games have been cancelled for Saturday this week, due to GBL identifying a need for regions to host pathways. This decision has come from the GBL Committee.

All games cancelled for U12 to U20 inclusive.


Padres Host Pathways 19th November

This Saturday, Brisbane North are hosting Pathways for players in the region who will combine and take the field in JL, LL and SL teams. If you have not registered your interest, contact Dan Wilson (contact details available on facebook post) or reply to this message.


Sam Holland returns from Mexico after playing in the Under 23 Australian side.....

Sam is hosting a Q and A and a get to know you about his professional baseball life session,

this Saturday 19th of November, Padres Batting Cages 10am to 12 noon.

Club Captain (Danny Dunsdon), will introduce Sam to our junior players or anyone wanting to come along.

Please join us at welcoming Sam home, celebrating his success and viewing his medal!

Sam is an A grade Padres player as well as a Bandit player- so he is taking time out of his schedule before playing for the Bandits on Saturday to come along and help breed success in the minds of our baseball players.

Arrive at 10am for the formal introduction.


Chocolate Fundraising

Thank you to our members for selling 180 boxes of chocolates!!! We are now seeking monies by next Tuesday the 22nd of November.

A box is on the canteen counter for envelopes to be placed into, with your name clearly marked.

We again thank coaches for your support and helping to manage the chocolate drive.
Dont forget about the prizes for most boxes sold-

1st place- $100 Bob Jane voucher

2nd place- 3 month Snap Fitness membership....

3rd place- $20 Coles voucher

There are still some boxes available, so pop up on Friday night or over the weekend to collect another!


Rookie Ball Rule Change- Effective Immediately

Any Coach or assistant playing in the position of pitcher must wear a glove.  For all male coaches and assistants a protective athletic cup must be worn at all times whilst playing the position of pitcher.  Any junior coach/assistant (Under the age of 18) must also wear two eared baseball helmet at all times whilst playing the position of pitcher.


Annual Golf Day Fundraising event.. is a Trivia night this season

The annual event that members have attended previously, is not going ahead this year, due to the withdrawal of a major sponsor and difficulties with hosts.

So... Chemeleon and Padres will play host to a Trivia Night Fundraiser in early 2017 and both share in the responsibility of hosting and therefore profits.

Venue is PCYC, so nice and close to our grounds!

Keep an eye out for facebook and website posts.


Special Announcement Email....

Please keep an eye out for an email to proceed this one- Padres have applied to take 3 teams to the China tournament in August next year.

We just need the players for the teams and we will be taking advantage of this great player development experience.