URL: http://www.tbawa.org.au/Belmont/ Season 34 October 2011 Issue 1
Committee President’s Message are dominating early on in the competition
Welcome back to season 2011/2012, it’s so
Members great to see so many familiar faces and a
(within the first 3/4 games) changes will be
huge welcome to our new members. We
hope you have a memorable season Canteen
Narelle Brown Our canteen is up and running again every
Our amazing committee have been working
Brad Martin very hard (off season) to ensure this season’s Saturday & Tuesday, with very reasonably
success. This could not have happened priced hot/cold food and drinks, and with
Tania Martin the return of an old (sorry, not so old) friend,
without the willingness & enthusiasm of our
Renae Miller coach/managers volunteering their time. Helen. Helen has supported Belmont Raiders
Thank You over many years as her 3 children passed
Kathy Evans through its ranks and she has returned to
Super Squad take up the position of canteen Manager.
Congratulations to Rasta Buckley, Nikita Please support her, and our canteen, as it is
Karlena Cross Campbell & Josh Paull, who all succeeded on our major source of fundraising throughout
gaining a place on TBAWA’s Super Squad this the season.
Frances Finn season. Belmont Raiders is proud of you all.
Maria Di Lello
Inter-club Games Existing players will notice the new uniforms
Melissa Nicols We will be hosting inter-club games with this season. It has been discussed for some
Cloverdale Comets this season. Cloverdale time now, and with the support of one of
Shannon Curtis members will still train at Miles Pk, still be our major sponsors ‘Sprint Screen Printing’,
Joanne Kelly registered & insured with their own club, but it has become possible. The kids are going to
they will play with our teams on Saturdays look so cool with the bright colours and
Helen Critchley and Twilight Tuesdays. numbers, on their backs.
Nippers Remember… Full uniforms must be
We would like to welcome a special little worn at all games and long pants and
lady to our club this season, Teagan Reder. hats must be worn at teeball practice.
Teagan will be playing in the Nipper’s Age
CLUB SPONSORS Little League
group, and although she is blind, she is an
2011/2012 We have (at present) 29 Little League
inspiration to all who know her. We are in
players, 3 teams coached by Brad, Gary &
the process of trying to attain specialised
Fielders Choice Stuart. We may have lost several teeball kids
equipment from America, which will allow
to Little League, but they are ready for the
Kidz Paradise Teagan to bat & field more confidently. We
challenge and we wish them all the best of
know you will help Teagan, & her coach
Midland luck for the new season. They started on Sat
Glenn, make this season a memorable one.
Photographers 15th October, and won all their first games.
Still with the Nippers, (new Club rule) every Awesome start kids, keep up the good work.
Sprint Screen child will now be able to bat in every innings
of every game they play (unless the team Special Thanks
has more than 9 players). Each team will bat A special thank you to Karlena Cross and
Laurie Kelly Real through 9 players (not 3 down, side away), Frances Finn, who have gone over and above
Estate but if a player is given out they will still have their commitments to the committee and
to leave the Diamond. the club as a whole over the past few
Supa IGA months, whilst I’ve been unwell or had work
Team Placements commitments; their dedication has helped
Colortech Systems All teams have now been finalised (a to start this season start off really well.
mammoth task). It is extremely hard to
Troffis Finally… thank you, our members. Have a
predict the strengths of each team,
Are You Ready especially with so many new players, we do fantastic season and don’t be hesitant in
Removals & Storage try to make sure they are as even as possible talking to me. I am very approachable and
re. age, gender, experience, etc… If teams open to new ideas, constructive criticism, or
even just a chat. Narelle (Club President)
Fees State Carnival News
Committee A reminder to parents/guardians that all During the forthcoming weeks, club officials
Members fees are now due and payable by the 3rd will be walking around the Diamonds on the
2011/2012 playing date of our season, at the latest, look-out for players who could be asked to
unless an arrangement has been made with represent our Club at TBAWA’s 2012 State
Narelle Brown the Treasurer Carnival next March.
Parent Volunteers Children - Please be on your very best
This club is run totally by volunteers, from behaviour and always play to your best of
Tania Martin committee members, coaches, scorers, your ability.
Renae Miller umpires, base coaches, etc… Please help out We are also looking for State Coach
this season and participate alongside your nominations. Any accredited coach can be
Kathy Evans son and/or daughter. Don’t keep using the nominated. If more than one coach is
Paul Harry excuse, nominated for the same State team, a vote
“I don’t know how to”. within the committee will take place to
Karlena Cross determine the outcome. Get your
Everyone was once like that, just stick up nominations in early.
Frances Finn your hand and become more than just a
spectator. Want to promote your Club at external
Maria Di Lello
events, like Yokine & State Carnivals? You
Coaches – Please organise an Umpire as can now purchases Belmont Raiders shirts
well as a scorer, base coaches, etc…for and hats at the canteen.
Shannon Curtis each game. Shirts $35
Joanne Kelly At Club level, accreditation is not essential, Hats $10
for any position. For those that want to go Shirt & Hat Combo $40
Helen Critchley that little bit further, the following clinics
maybe of interest to you. Safety
Make sure all children and helpers have
Sun 23- 8:15 Coaching Percy Doyle adequate water and sun protection during
Oct- Clinic Reserve training & games. Some sunscreen maybe
CLUB SPONSORS 2011 Warwick Rd, available at the Canteen on game days.
Can all coaches please ensure that during
Fielders Choice Sun 8.30am- Level 1 Mills Park training & games, that all members and
30- 3.30pm Umpiring Brixton parent helpers wear closed-in shoes, as
Kidz Paradise Oct- Clinic Street Officials have the right to remove them from
Photographers Yokine Carnival
Any coaches that are considering taking (or
Fixture Booklet Error....
Junior Fixture timetable page – Twilight
Sprint Screen not taking) their teams to the Yokine
Printers Carnival this year, please inform Karlena games on Tuesday’s will start at 5:30pm and
(registrar) of your intentions as soon as not 5:00pm, as stated.
Laurie Kelly Real possible. We want to provide every child
with the opportunity to play in this event,
Pick up ALL your rubbish and deposit it
regardless if their own team is participating,
Supa IGA appropriately, after training and games, and
please refrain from smoking in and around
Colortech Systems Each team at Yokine requires an the Diamonds, thank you
umpire. Make sure you have an
Troffis Don’t forget, if you would like something to
umpire before confirming a place.
be added to the newsletter each month,
Are You Ready Accreditation not a requirement
Removals & Storage Frances Finn (Web Page Coordinator)