We hope everyone is well and taking care of themselves during this unprecedented time. It’s unfortunate that we’re not able to get take to the baseball field, but it’s important we all stay safe and keep those safe around us.
We are receiving regular updates from Baseball Victoria and the GBA and will share with you as we get any directions. At the moment it’s all surmising what the short-term future holds and what options may be available to us for this season.
The status as of Friday 28th March, is that we are not permitted to take to the field until after 31st May. The league is yet to plan a season start date, once we have updates from the league we will share with club through TeamApp and email. The season structure for both seniors and juniors along with playing fees are all on the table for review at this time and until there’s some direction on the weekends available for the season we can’t address these items.
Baseball Victoria and the Winter Associations have also concluded the 2020 State Winter Championships should be abandoned, allowing the Winter Associations to conduct the longest possible winter season. The winter championships will resume in 2021 per regular scheduling.
We will keep you informed as information comes to us. Please follow our TeamApp and Facebook pages for updates.
During this most unusual down time from Baseball it’s a chance for us to do some housekeeping of our communication, club member contacts and update Working With Children’s information.
Saints will use Social Media, mainly Facebook, for public awareness announcements, league public updates, sponsor posts, light-hearted (club or baseball related) posts, club results and public member updates – inhouse member updates will be kept to email and TeamApp.
Saints has two Facebook pages, one for member posts and updates – Saints Baseball Club
And one of the club announcements – East Belmont Saints Baseball Club
Saints will continue to use TeamApp as a main form of communication for all club announcements.
We’d like all members to check in on your TeamApp account and update your contact information on there – ensure your preferred email address and mobile number is listed.
We’ve updated our TeamApp and created groups within to better align information to the right member groups, all club members are encouraged to go in and request access to your member group. Senior selections will be posted to these new groups only – so it’s advised you sign up to the Senior Players group.
The member groups are:
> General Members – for all current members, previously was players group (no need to re-apply for this group)
> Senior Players – for senior players and senior selections notifications (access to be requested)
> T-ball, U12, U14, U16 – for junior players and families (access to be requested)
> Supporters and Friends – Club supporters, and associates who would like to stay in touch with Saints announcements
If you’re involved in both juniors and seniors, you can select all member groups.
If you want any information from the club, you can email…
President, Stuart McGovern – email@example.com
Secretary, Chris Rickard – firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer, Kelly Day – email@example.com
Again, we encourage all members to stay safe and take all precautions necessary to keep the people close to you safe also. This is a tough time for everyone and it’s important we get through this with everyone in good health so we can resume the activities and get back to enjoying this great game.
See you back on the field soon.
Saints 2020 Executive.