Keyperson Life Insurance partnership with Surfers Baseball

Dear Members and Associates of Surfers Paradise Baseball Club,

Keyperson Life Insurance is excited to commence a new partnership with Surfers Paradise Baseball Club by offering our services and an exclusive benefit of a 10% donation of your first years premiums.

This offer is only valid for members and associates of Surfers Paradise Baseball Club for a limited time from 17/01/2022 to 18/03/2022.

Josh Warner has played a key role in establishing this partnership. As many of you may know, Josh has been a part of the Surfers Paradise Baseball Club for over 10 years. Josh is excited by the opportunity with his position in Keyperson to create a partnership to give back to the club that has offered him invaluable growth and development over the past decade.

This partnership entitles you to a FREE, no obligation review of your life insurances (Life, TPD, Trauma and Income Protection). This review gives Josh the opportunity to ensure any insurances currently in place are in line with your current needs and market leading prices. Alternatively, if you do not have any cover in place, this will allow you to ensure you are safeguarding your family’s and/or your own financial security.

Most people are unaware of these statistics:

  • 63% of Australians have insurance inside of superannuation.
  • 39% of Australians have more than one super account and 14% of Australians have 3 or more super accounts. Therefore, potentially multiple insurances that you may be unaware of.
  • 79% of Australians do not have adequate income protection to meet their needs
  • 86% of Australians do not have adequate TPD cover.
  • 52% of Australians are underinsured.

Source:- TAL (

Benefits for the Surfers Paradise Baseball Club community:

Keyperson Life Insurance will make a 10% donation to Surfers Paradise Baseball Club for each qualifying policy. All donations to the club will be used for facility upgrades. For example, a roof on the batting cages or new lights in the bullpen.

Josh is excited to be able to extend this offer to the club and will be more than willing to answer any questions you may have.

What next?

Call or email Josh for a book a review

Call: 1300 78 55 77



Surfers Baseball Membership

Club & VIP Membership Drive

 The Surfers Paradise Baseball Club Wants You!!

Since 1987 Surfers Baseball has been responsible for introducing the great game of baseball to generations of young men, women and children!

We are very proud of what we have achieved since our journey began and we know our players, friends, families and supporters number many and have indeed spread far and wide!

Surfers Paradise Baseball Club for the first time in a long time is reaching out to all who have a connection with our great club and inviting you to sign yourselves, your friends, your loved ones up to one of our Club Memberships.  Not only will this enable us to keep you up to date with the great developments and achievements going on at the club, but your contributions will also help keep the next generations of baseballers on the park!

To connect and show your support of the next generations coming through – we’re offering 2 x Membership options;

  1. The Club Membership – only $10 – where you’ll receive our Club Card with your own Member number and of course be kept up to date with Club news, information and even opportunity to enter our competitions!
  2. The VIP Membership – only $25 – on top of the club card, we’ll also include our very special “Limited Edition – Surfers Baseball since 1987” Vintage look T-Shirt – valued at $25 by itself! So represents great value and a lasting reminder of your link to Surfers Baseball Club!

If you cannot make it down to the club to sign up for one of our great memberships – please click on this link Surfers Baseball Membership” and this will take you to an online order form and payment portal so you can sign up to one of these great memberships and show your ongoing support for the club!

Thanks again for all your support & we look forward to welcoming you back to the club soon!

The Surfers Paradise Baseball Club.

Thank you – The City of Gold Coast

The membership of the Surfers Paradise Baseball club would like to thank and publicly acknowledge the City of Gold Coast for their tremendous support of providing funding to assist with the upgrading of the clubs batting cage facility.

Without the support of the City of GC this project would not have been completed in 2020.  The club was heavily impacted by COVID-19 with the cancellation of events and community sport in general during the summer and winter baseball seasons of 2020.

The funding enabled the club to complete the project in readiness for the summer season of 2020-21 and has assisted the members and the baseball community as whole to get back in the swing of things and play the game again.  The SPBC batting cage facility is a critical training facility for all male and female baseball enthusiasts from as young as 8 years to the masters of over 60 years.

Proposed November 2020 Masters Tournament Cancelled

It is with some sadness and deep regret that the continuation of COVID-19 around Australia has forced us not to proceed with the planned Pan Pac Masters Games optional event in November 2020.

As you know I have fielded quite a few positive responses about staging the event, but as the past months have progressed, so has the impact of the virus and the level of team withdrawal or inability to form teams has increased.

Recent state border closures and the uncertainty of the future for people all around the country has now confirmed that we will not have adequate time to get the event off the ground this year.  I believed that a 3 month notice period to all of the baseball community was reasonable, therefore we have made the decision not to proceed now.

I am in regular contact with Qld Events Management and there is still no formal confirmation or otherwise of PPMG being held in 2021 and again in 2022, but I will keep you all informed of developments as they come to hand.

Thank you all for your positive interest in this option, I very much look forward to seeing you at the next opportunity we can host a Masters baseball event.

Clearly, the COVID-19  has beaten us this year.

Tony McPhail
President – Surfers Paradise Baseball Club

Vale Wayne Dyer

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.

COVID-19 Message for Return to Play this Saturday

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.

Thank you. 

COVID-19 Winter Season Members Update – Return to Training – Stage 2

Further to the information posted earlier this week, we are very pleased to confirm that we are on track to have the club facilities open for teams to use for Training purposes from Monday 22nd June 2020. We have had discussions with the various group team leaders and the following training schedule will be implemented.

Mondays & Thursdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm Scott Porter Group
Tuesdays & Fridays 4:00pm to 6:00pm Adult Senior Group
Wednesdays 4:00pm to 6:00pm Masters Group
Saturdays 10:00am to 12:00 noon All Senior Winter Season Players only

Please note the club will be closed on Sundays until further notice. Training groups will be permitted to use Diamonds, Bullpens and the Batting Cage. Dugouts are NOT to be occupied and detailed signage will be visible for all training groups to follow and understand.

The respective group team leaders will request all individuals to record their attendance at each training session, maintain hygiene standards & observe physical distancing requirements.

All members will be provided with a Covid-19 SPBC Code of Conduct form for signing and acceptance of the Clubs Covid Safe Plans.

We also recommend that all attendees at training sessions download the COVIDsafe APP.

SPBC Committee


2020 Pan Pacs Games cancelled

Hi everyone,

There has been a press release today that details the cancellation of the 2020 Pan Pacific Masters games due to the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.

The Queensland Government’s strong approach to addressing the COVID-19 threat which includes anticipated ongoing restrictions on mass gatherings and COVID Safe practices through to November, restricted interstate and international travel, a foreseeable inability to deliver the games renowned entertainment program, negative economic and employment forecasts make the delivery of this year’s event unviable for Events Management Qld and their key stakeholders.

I have been part of these games since inception and with the help of all the team at EMQ we have built these games up to become the biggest and best biennial masters games in the world. I am are very disappointed there will be no Pan Pacific Masters Games this year, but I have been advised that EMQ are starting the work with government and strategic partners, sports, sponsors and stakeholders to evaluate a November 2021 edition.

Let’s hope that they able to confirm the status of this plan in the next few months.

In respect Masters participants who have already registered for the 2020 Pan Pacific Masters Games EMQ will be processing of registration fee refunds in the next few weeks.

The SPBC committee is very keen on investigating the prospect of hosting a Masters baseball event at the same time as the PPMG were proposed in November 2020. More work and discussion to follow on this option. Watch this space everyone.

Tony McPhail
Events Co-ordinator