UPDATE 3/8/20: Wayne Dyer’s funeral will be held at 2pm on Thursday 6th August 2020 at the Allambe Memorial Park, 129 Nerang Broadbeach Road, Nerang in the Parkview Chapel.
Some sad news to announce with the passing of Wayne Dyer earlier this morning after a battle with cancer. The Dyer family have been active members of our club and Wayne in particular, a wonderful contributor to the Gold Coast baseball community. This includes as a past President of the Runaway Bay Dolphins Baseball Club, numerous terms on the Surfers Paradise Baseball committee, an umpire of many games and the inaugural Treasurer of the Gold Coast Baseball Officials Association. Our thoughts are with Wayne’s family Petrece, Brandon and Jenna.
Nothing to report, with over 200mm falling over the weekend, the rain well and truly won with all games washed out.
100 Club results:
Week 1 winner: #46 Michelle Pratt
Week 2 winner: #99 Jono Perkins
Surfers Paradise Baseball Club is very proud to acknowledge Mark Peters, one of our Masters players, who was recently awarded the Order of Australia in the 2020 Queens birthday awards.
Mark (pictured seated at the front) is acknowledged for his service to sports administration as the CEO of the 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation
Mark started playing with the club in 2012 after a highly decorated sporting career including being captain of the Australian Baseball team.
You won’t meet a better person than Mark and we are so grateful he plays with this club.
A bit of a mixed bag on our return for Week 1 of the Winter Season
A Grade: Mudgeeraba 9 defeated Surfers 3
B Grade: Mudgeeraba lost to Surfers 11
C Grade: Surfers 4 lost to Coomera 9
Masters: Surfers Sharks 8 lost to Coomera 14
Masters: Nerang 6 lost to Surfers Dodgers 13
COVID-19 Message to all players, officials, members and visitors to our club… Work on Return to Play has progressed well and the club is ready for our first week of baseball this Saturday. A few items to note:
Attendance Register: Can every person who attends our fields record their name on our register. Players & Managers please sign the register placed in your Dugout. Visitors & Spectators please sign the register available at the entrance to the clubhouse.
Canteen: The canteen will be open. You will see that we have an entrance and exit open only. Please follow the signs and remember to social distance. There are no chairs or tables in or around the clubhouse. Please use either the terrace seating or bring your own fold up chair.
App: We recommend that everyone downloads the COVID-Safe app.
Safety: Every dugout and scorers box has a green box with hand sanitiser, paper towels and disinfectant. There is one in the clubhouse also
Wellbeing: If you do not feel well please stay at home. If anyone becomes unwell at the field, please leave as soon as possible however we do have an isolation room. Maps of all COVID measurers are on the wall of the club house.
The Annual General Meeting for Surfers Paradise Baseball Club was held today Sunday 12th July to elect the Club’s management committee for season 2020/21. Your new committee is:
President: Tony McPhail
Vice-President: Steve Horrigan
Secretary: Hamish Kiddle
Treasurer: Caroline Scott
Junior Co-ordinator: Rebecca Jones
Senior Co-ordinator: Vacant
Head Groundsman: Dave Counter
Sponsorship/Grants: Ben Calver