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Message from the President

Our President Phil Robinson keeps you up to date with all that is happening within the Club with a regular President's Report. If you have items to contribute please email Phil Robinson

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Online Registration now open!

For the 2013/14 season, the Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) has introduced a new online Registration process which replaces the online system previously used at our club. The ABF online system requires you to pay your insurance fees to the ABF at time of registration by use of a credit card. Please have your credit card ready as the registration process cannot be completed without it!

The Club also encourages you when registering to pay your remaining fee owed to the Club as this money comes directly to the Club as is needed for the overall runninng of our Club.

The Club strongly encourages Non Player Member Registration. Non Player Registration is only $55 so this represents excellent value!!

Youth Divisional teams will be fielded in the following categories- Little League (Under 13), and Under 15,17 and 19. Players need to be within the prescribed age range as at 30 April of the respective season.

Players who have not made a payment or arranged a payment plan prior to the end of October of each year will not be allowed to play in the next scheduled game for their team or until a payment arrangement has been agreed to by the Club, through direct negotiation with the Treasurer.

Sturt Fees for 2013/14 Season

Under 8- Aussie T Ball: $80

Under 10- Rookie Ball:$80

Under 10-Rookie Ball & Little League- Full Fee (U13): $230. This category is for players who wish to play for both Little League on Sundays and T Ball on Friday nights!

Little League (U13)- Full Fee: $210

Under 15/17/19 Full Fee: $315

Division 1 & 2 - Full Fee: $455

Division 3-7 -Full Fee: $330

Coaches for all junior grades get a discount for their child's fees being half the actual Registration fee ie Little League Coaches Discount: $105 and Under 15/17/19 Coaches Discount: $158
Coaches for Senior Grades 3-7 get a discount of half the Full Fee ie $165

Non-Playing Member - $55

Playing Life Member - $105

The entire Registration process will now be completed through Baeball SA. Please note that in addition to your membership fee, there is now a handling fee imposed by the ABF.

If you are a junior player and unsure of the age range to register in, read the SABL Age Criteria information.


Registration enquiries should be directed to and payment enquiries should be directed to

..:: message posted on Saturday the 31st of August, 2013 08:06:18 ::..

Southcott pledges $75k toward nets

It is with great pleasure that I advise that Andrew Southcott, MP, Member for Boothby called me earlier today with the exciting news that a Federal Liberal Government if elected will provide $75,000 toward the cost of our netting.

A full media release is available on Andrew's website.

On behalf of the Sturt Baseball Club I would like to sincerely thank Andrew Southcott and the Liberal Party for this generous pledge.

I am delighted that both the Federal Labor and Liberal parties have agreed with my previous call for a bi-partisan approach to the funding of our nets.

With the full funding of our nets now assured, our last hurdle is to gain approval from the Development Assessment Panel (DAP) to erect the nets. The Panel meets on Thursday 3 rd October 2013 and I will write to you again after this decision.

As you are aware we will not be able to play Senior Baseball on Norman Reserve without this approval.

..:: message posted on Monday the 26th of August, 2013 20:15:40 ::..

Helpers required for Social Committee

With the season fast approaching we are looking for 3 members to create a social committee this year. I am looking for 2 WAGS ( wife's and girlfriends) and a senior player.

Your role will be to create and promote events throughout the year, such as work with the hall of fame committee for a dinner a trivia night and general fundraising.

The committee has approved a reimbursement arrangement once the minimum profit target has been reached basically every $$$ after the target will be shared 50/50 with the committee and the club.

Please contact Peter Kitchingman on 0417 029 174 or email to discuss and to register your interest.

..:: message posted on Saturday the 17th of August, 2013 23:32:55 ::..

Join us on Twitter

To keep up with all the latest news about our club join Twitter at http://tinyurl.com/laaprkn. Given the election it is a great time to join up...both Liberal and Labor candidates for Boothby are following us on Twitter so this is another easy way to get your views across...we really need the Libs to match Labor with their funding commitment so we can be confident of the funding for our nets so please join up!

..:: message posted on Thursday the 15th of August, 2013 21:49:37 ::..

Your Feedback

Thank you everyone for your feedback following State Government announcement on funding for our nets and the Federal Labor Party committment of $75,000 toward the nets if re-elected.

Many of you have asked me what Andrew Southcott's position is on this matter and as I do not know I suggest you email him directly to ascertain his level of support for our club.

It would be great if a number of you could email him directly since as I said yesterday I believe this issue should be supported by all sides of politics.

..:: message posted on Thursday the 15th of August, 2013 18:51:17 ::..

Exciting news for our club

Today has been a very significant day for Sturt Baseball Club with notification from the Office of Recreation and Sport that our application for financial assistance through the 2013/14 Community Recreation and Sport Facilities Program has been approved for $75,000.

This is an outstanding outcome for our club and really forms the basis of being able to look forward with confidence that we will be able to fund the net construction which is estimated to be in the order of $150,000.

I would like to publically thank the Minister of Recreation and Sport Leon Bignell for awarding the Club this money which means the world to us! Without the strong support of the Office of Recreation and Sport and in particular its Executive Director Paul Anderson our club would not have been able to raise the necessary funds to continue to play senior baseball on Norman Reserve.

In addition to the funding from the State Government, the Rudd Labor Government today committed $75,000 in funding to help secure Sturt Baseball Club’s future at W A Norman Reserve in Mitcham if re-elected to Government.

The Minister for Sport, Senator Don Farrell, was joined at the announcement by Labor Candidate for Boothby Annabel Digance, which will see essential new nets provided to the club so that it can remain at its home in Mitcham.

I had the opportunity of meeting with Senator Farrell, Annabel Digance and Mayor Picton at Norman Reserve earlier today for this announcement. I took the opportunity to thank Annabel for her strong support of our club and I hope that all sides of politics would agree that sporting infrastructure is critical, not only for the 250 junior and senior members of Sturt but also for all kids growing up in this area.

Thanks also to Peter Duffield who attended to answer any technical questions about the netting construction and to Sam Hollis and Shane Horne who took time out of their day to come out in their uniforms so that we could all get photographed by the Messenger!

There is now one last step before construction of the nets can occur which is the approval of our development application for the netting which is currently being assessed by one of Mitcham Council's Development Officers. The public notification period finished yesterday, 12 August, and Mitcham Council are finalising the feedback received.

At this stage the Council anticipate that the application will be presented to the Council's Development Assessment Panel at their meeting on 3 October 2013. I will keep you informed on progress.

..:: message posted on Wednesday the 14th of August, 2013 19:10:10 ::..

Fund raiser for Ky Hampton

Please find a flyer from Jo & Wade Hampton detailing a fund raiser to help their son Ky to represent Australia in the 2013 Cal Ripken World Series in Aberdeen Maryland US of A in August.

The fund raiser will be held on Sunday 21 July, 1.15 pm to see the movie The Lone Ranger at the Wallis Cinemas Mt Barker. The cost of the tickets is $17 each.

Please contact Wade on 0434 340 368 or via email.

As a club we congratulate Ky on this well-deserved achievement and wish him all the best.

This lad has talent and this experience will be another step in his development. Not only will it help Ky but it will be of great benefit for his team mates and his club.

So, if you have nothing better to do than watch on a good movie for a good cause on a cold winters Sunday afternoon take a ride up the freeway and pop in to the Mount Barker cinema and watch a good movie and support a good cause.

..:: message posted on Wednesday the 26th of June, 2013 06:01:27 ::..

MLB Opening Series Exclusive Pre-Sale Offer

SYDNEY, 13 June - Major League Baseball, majority backer of the Australian Baseball League, will open their 2014 Championship Season at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground when the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Los Angeles Dodgers play MLB’s Opening Series in New South Wales on 22 and 23 March 2014. New South Wales Premier Barry O’Farrell announced the unprecedented event at a press conference in Sydney Thursday.

The 2014 Opening Series will be MLB’s first played in an emerging baseball market after similar season-opening events in North America and Japan dating back to 1999. The 2014 trip will also mark the 100th anniversary of exhibition games staged by the Chicago White Sox and New York Giants at the same hallowed venue where the 2014 Opening Series will be played. The White Sox triumphed over the Giants in a 5-4 duel before 10,000 fans on 3 January 1914. Prior to that, Major Leaguers had played at the SCG in the late 19th century when Spalding’s World Tourists played a series of exhibition matches, including a 15 December 1888 game before 5,500 spectators.

Australian Baseball League members will have access to an members-first pre-sale for tickets to the 2014 MLB Opening Series. Fans may simply purchase a 2013/14 season membership with any ABL club to join this special pre-sale offer for first choice of 2014 Opening Series tickets before they go on sale to the rest of the world. For those not ready to purchase a full membership yet, placing a $25 deposit on membership reservations on +61 (02) 8226 0225 will also garner access to the pre-sale.

Go to the ABL website for further information.

..:: message posted on Friday the 14th of June, 2013 17:10:31 ::..

Baseball SA announces new joint facility

The staged work which is scheduled to begin late 2013 will initially focus on; providing a full size, fenced Baseball diamond which will be fully lit. A skinned infield Softball diamond which will be fully lit. There will be an additional 3rd shared diamond for both sports. A planned 4th diamond will be built later.

You can view the full press release at the Baseball SA website.

This is great news for Baseball and Softball in this state.

..:: message posted on Wednesday the 12th of June, 2013 16:20:31 ::..

Federal Labor support for our ground

It was great to see local Labor Party candidate Annabel Digance take the initiative to invite Federal Sports Minister Kate Lundy to the Sturt Baseball Club to understand more about the work that we need to do as a club to continue to play senior baseball at Norman Reserve. Annabel and Minister Lundy met with Tony Catt and Peter Duffield at Norman Reserve. For more details download the press release.

..:: message posted on Wednesday the 22nd of May, 2013 18:30:03 ::..

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