2020 Baseball Season - Update from the NBA Chairman
Newcastle Baseball Community
First, I would like to thank everybody for their patience and understanding in this unique period.
Following the COVID-19 update provided by BNSW today, the Newcastle Baseball Association will be postponing our 2020 season until at least Saturday 2nd May. The NBA Board supports this decision by BNSW and will continue to work closely with them and the relevant health authorities to determine when it is safe to resume the season.
Our priority has been and will always be the health and safety of our players, coaches, supporters, officials, canteen volunteers, scorers and groundsmen.
This postponement includes ceasing all training, club activities, team meetings, events, tournaments and competitions, effective immediately.
What does this mean for the upcoming Little League, Junior League & Senior League State Championships?
At this stage these three tournaments have only been postponed. I have been assured by BNSW CEO, Mark Marino, that they are now working to try and find an alternative solution to hold these tournaments in the future. However, all training will cease and will only recommence when we are given the all clear that it is safe to do so.
Will the upcoming Coaching Accreditation Course be completed?
BNSW are currently looking at options to complete the re-accreditation course. Keep an eye on Facebook for further information when it becomes available.
Will the upcoming Scorer’s Course be completed?
No, the scorer’s course has been cancelled. When we receive more information on when the season will begin the NBA will look at rescheduling.
At this stage this is the only information we have received. I am sure we all have many questions we would like to ask BNSW. If you have any questions / queries, please direct them to your club and they will forward them onto the NBA Secretary.
Again, thank you for your understanding and patience. Hope to see you on the field at some stage in 2020.
2020 Baseball Season
2020 Season Information
The 2020 season will commence as follows:
Major League (1st and 2nd Grade) Sunday, March 22nd
AA League (3rd and 4th Grade) Saturday / Sunday April 4th and 5th
Minor League (5th and 6th Grade) Saturday / Sunday April 4th and 5th
Juniors (all ages) Saturday / Sunday April 4th and 5th
Individual clubs will be commencing their registrations and Come and Try days in February. See the Association's Facebook page for details.
The 2019 Junior and Senior competitions will commence on the weekend of April 6th / 7th.
Clubs are accepting registrations currently (see https://www.newcastlebaseball.org.au/competition/find-a-club to locate a nearby club if you do not already have one).
The Association is seeking final team noiminations for Senior teams by March 18th and final Junior team nominations by March 25th.
A decision on the nature and format of our Women's programs is yet to be made.
To send an email to either the assocation or a specific club please use the following link: https://www.newcastlebaseball.org.au/contact