Please note that the online registration form for the upcoming winter baseball season is up and running. The form can be accessed using the following link:
Baseball NSW advised us that they are running one last Level 3 Coaching Course before the end of the year.
Information regarding the coaching course can be found on the Baseball NSW website.
Thank you to those members of our community that gave generously at the previous fundraising event at Bonnet Bay by purchasing tickets in the CSJBA's Fundraising Raffle to assist Riley Barrington while he takes time off work to battle cancer. Riley's contribution to Club and Representative Baseball has been enormous as has his contribution to Umpiring which, has been recognised at the highest levels.
Together, we have raised close to $3,000 and with your help, we are targeting $5,000. Tickets in the Raffle can still be purchased online at www.csjba.baseball.com.au with 25 prizes with a combined value of over $1,600 to be drawn 8pm Tuesday 12 December at CSJBA Delegates Meeting.
There are a number of coaching courses coming up in Sydney. A great opportunity to get accredited!
Please visit the Baseball NSW for additonal information.
The CSJBA has now opened registration for Rookie reps trials. Rookie Reps are 8-9 year old players, born after 1st September 2007. Please visit the CSBJA website (http://www.csjba.baseball.com.au/) for additonal details regarding the program and upcoming trials.
We recently received the news that one of our own, Riley Barrington is fighting a battle against cancer. A Go Fund Me page (Link below) has been set up to give Riley some financial assistance during his treatment. The response has been fantastic, receiving donations from the Rover, Scout and Baseball communities. Riley has said he is “blown away by the generosity”, but this comes as no surprise to the Cronulla Sharks Baseball community. Riley’s contribution to the club and baseball in general has been enormous.
We wish him all the best and look forward to seeing him back behind the dish.
Life Member and fellow umpire Attila Szalay
News has come through to me that Riley Barrington has been diagnosed with cancer … and now has that all too familiar fight on his hands. Worse than any questioning of a strike call … worse than an angry dirt kicking manager … this one is real.
To this end there are several ways to help – a fund raising website has been set up and our club will be having its own fund-raising activities as well.
I’ve personally known Riley for the 14 or so years I have been associated with Sharks and have seen him go from being a young junior umpire in the wake of his father Peter, to gaining experience and confidence as his own kind of man and umpire, to being our clubs Umpiring Coordinator (assisting with the development of countless numbers of ‘blues’ myself included). His umpiring career has seen him go to ABL level and beyond recently being involved in an International tournament where he is highly regarded in world Baseball Umpiring circles.
So, it is with many best wishes that I write this to him and for him. Fight and fight hard – you are a young fit man and our individual and collective thoughts are with you. We have had others in the club be humbled by this disease and our love at this time goes with you - be strong and get better young man … life is still all in front of you.
Established in 1977 Cronulla Sharks Baseball Club has a proud history of developing junior and senior baseball players in Sydney's Sutherland Shire. The home of the Sharks at Sylvania Waters consists of four baseball diamonds with enclosed dugouts and a recently built clubhouse. Our grounds are able to host junior and senior games and are considered as one of the best dedicated baseball facilities in Sydney's South
Our junior club enters teams for 5 to 16 year olds in the following summer competitions run by the Cronulla Sutherland Junior Baseball Association (CSJBA).
Tee-ball (5 to 8 year olds) - The ball is hit from a standing Tee and the game is played on a reduced size diamond.
Zooka-ball (9 year olds) - Pitching machine is used as a transition from Tee-Ball to a full pitched game.
Baseball (10 to 17 year olds) - Full pitched game.
Thanks to our major sponsor
Wet Weather: 9710 0105
(If all council grounds are closed this includes Sylvania Waters)
Association wet weather line: 1902 260 530 (55c/min)
On game day the club decides if our fields are open.
Updates for all other grounds via the CSJBA Facebook page