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Surfers Juniors represent Australia in U12 World Cup

A very big congratulations to two of our Surfers Juniors Liam Kiddle and Max Durrington who have been selected to represent Australia in the U12 World Cup and are now competing in Taiwan. Australia defeated the Czech Republic 6-1 in a practice game and played its first game World Cup game yesterday against the USA going down 10-0 against a baseball powerhouse.

The full schedule and results including play by play scoring and streaming video is available at  https://u12bwc.wbsc.org/en/2019/schedule-and-results

Play hard boys!!

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Annual General Meeting – New Executive Committee

July 22 2019: 

At tonight’s Annual General Meeting, the new Executive and general committee were elected for the 2019/20 season. After more than 20 years of faithful service to SPBC, Tony McPhail has stepped down from the Executive role of President.

You’re new Executive Committee are:
President: Justine White
Vice President: Steve Horrigan
Treasurer: Wayne Quick (re-elected)
Secretary: Hamish “the goat” Kiddle (absent as travelling with the U12 Australian Baseball team in Taiwan).

  
Steve Horrigan                                          Wayne Quick

Other committee members:
Junior Co-ordinator: Rebecca Jones
Senior Co-ordinator: Scott Hillier
Umpire’s Co-ordinator: Andrew McDonald
Equipment & Uniform Co-ordinator: Clint White
Head Groundsman: Dave Counter
Social Media & Marketing Co-ordinator: Michael Fitzgibbon/Matt Beeby
Sponsorship/Grants Co-ordinator: Ben Calver
Events Co-ordinator: Tony McPhail
Registrar: Vacant
Canteen Co-ordinator: Vacant

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Gold Coast Little League win QLD Junior Sports team of the Year

November 29 2018: Last night at the 24th Annual Queensland Sport Awards, the Gold Coast Little League team took out the honour of Queensland Junior Sports team of the year. This capped off a wonderful year for Gold Coast Little League who had won the QLD State and National Little League titles and had the honour of representing Australia at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.

Surfers Paradise Junior players Jake Calver, Jake Scott and Matthew White who were part of the Gold Coast Little League team were in attendance with their team mates to take accept the award. Well done guys!!

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SPBC from the air

Recently Surfers Paradise Baseball member Pat McDonald pulled out his specialised drone to capture some images of the wonderful facilities at Surfers Paradise Baseball Club. These images were captured the day after the 2018 Pan Pacs Masters Games had finished, so the ground was in immaculate condition.

 

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Team dinner at our new sponsor Mr Sushi Ashmore

To celebrate the start of the new 2018/19 GBL season, about 25 players and coaches of the Senior squad got together for a team dinner at one of the club’s new sponsors, Mr Sushi in Ashmore. Owned by long-time Surfers Paradise Baseball members, the Ueda family, Kentaro (who is beavering away at the back of the first photo) and his team put on a wonderful spread of Japanese cuisine. The happy faces say it all:

 

We’re looking forward to many more celebratory dinners over the season. 

If you’re keen for a some great Japanese food, please drop in to:
Mr Sushi Ashmore – Shop 5, The Pit Stop, 406 Southport Nerang Road Ashmore 4214
Ph: (07) 5564 7878
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Gold Coast Little League Development team at Greenies

Over the long weekend the Gold Coast Little League Development side travelled to Sydney to participate in the popular “Greenies” Tournament held at Greenway Giants Baseball Club. Going up against some strong Sydney clubs, the Pirates performed very well finishing a credible fifth place. Surfers players in the team included: Hamish Shields, Kobi Wise and We Wilford and featured Kevin Fenn and Daniel Grant on the coaching staff.