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Corbin is OPEN for all games & training. Updated Wednesday 7th December 2016.

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An open invitation to ALL Pirates Members
We need your help!
 
Hi Pirates,
 
In 2007, the Quakers Hill Pirates were the Australian Baseball Federation Club of the Year. That is, the best baseball club in Australia!! For anyone that was involved at the club during that time, it was a massive buzz of excitement, togetherness, support, volunteerism (people wanted to be involved) to make it a club with opportunities for kids and adults to develop in the sport and have some fun times with team mates and friends. We called it the Pirates Spirit.
 
Over the past number of years the Quakers Hill Pirates have had some challenges... implementing new formats of the game (Little League), introduction and managing new ways to communicate (social media), changes in the sport's administration both at a state level and a club level, increased needs for policy implementation and corporate governance. Some of these challenges have eaten away at the club's culture of togetherness, it's forward planning, it's harnessing of volunteers, its succession planning.... all the things that we prided ourselves on when we were the ABF Club of the Year back in 2007.
 
It's time to bring that back!
 
To start this process, the current Executive Committee have enlisted the help of a number of the Club's Life Members... many of these people were at the core of our Club's administration back in 2007 and we are looking to lean on their expertise to help us bring the true Pirates Spirit back to our Club.
 
This is an open invitation to Pirates members to get involved... all too often we can be quick to criticise and complain about the state of things, but its only by volunteering to help that we can make it better. It starts at our next club meeting on Monday 12 December 7pm at Blacktown RSL. A number of our Life Members will be attending as well as current committee members and I am calling on ALL Pirates members who want to bring back the spirit back to come along.
 
We will be addressing a number of things over the next few months as we head to the next Club AGM in April 2017:
 
  • Reviewing all of our policies and processes for consistency, transparency and ease of implementation
  • Documenting all of the key club processes, procedures and knowledge into a "Committee manual" for new volunteers to reference
  • Implementation of a new mandatory requirement from Baseball NSW for the introduction of a Member Protection and Information Officer (MPIO) and a complete Member Protection Policy
  • Addressing some forward planning in terms of club resources/equipment, council and government support, fundraising sources etc to ensure the long term viability of the Club
  • Looking at volunteer recruitment and succession planning for new Executive and Committee members for the 2017/18 season and beyond
As you can see, a number of key things to ensure our club can be around for the next 25 years and beyond. We are looking to form small working groups who can help us address these key points above.
 
Pirates, we need your help... come along to the meeting next Monday 12 December 7pm at Blacktown RSL.
 
Regards,
 
Michael Fitzgibbon
Acting Club President
(on behalf of the Executive Committee)
 
 
Important Announcement from the Executive Committee
Dear Pirates Members,
 
The Quakers Hill Pirates Executive Committee wish to announce that as of 21 November 2016, Vicki Galea has tendered her resignation from the position of Club President of the Quakers Hill Pirates Baseball Club. Vicki has decided to step away due to personal health reasons and increased commitments to her extended family. Vicki will continue to be involved with the Club as a coach for the Predators senior team and the committee wish to sincerely thank Vicki for her service as President over the past 1.5 years. 
 
In the interim, VP Senior Baseball Michael Fitzgibbon has taken on the role of Acting Club President.
 
In the remaining months of the club year, the Executive Committee will be employing the assistance and expertise of our Life Members on some big picture planning and review of current policies and processes to help keep our club relevant for you. This will commence at the Club's next general meeting on Monday 12 December at Blacktown RSL from 7pm.
 
We strongly encourage all members who would like to be involved to come along to this meeting on 12th December, it is your Club, please help us to keep it running strong.
 
You can continue to email any questions or comments to the President's email ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ), this email address will be actively monitored.
 
If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Executive Committee.
 
Thank you,
 
Michael Fitzgibbon
Acting Club President
(on behalf of the Quakers Hill Pirates Executive Committee)

 

Warriors Shield is on Sat 10th & Sun 11th Dec

STEELERS CUP TOURNAMENTS CANCELLED BUT DON'T FORGET ABOUT WARRIORS SHIELD!!!

Unfortunately The Tournament Director has had to cancel the Jubilee cup gala days on Nov 20th & Dec 4th due to the clash with District Cup.

Don't forget The Warriors shield is on Sat 10th and Sun 11th Dec and if you are interested and have not put your expression of interest in for this tournament please send ASAP to Lisa on 0410 683 033.

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Majors - May 04 / April 06
Minors - May 05 / April 09

Ten New Sponsorships on Board with the Pirates

Quakers Hill Pirates are pleased to announce a five new partnership and sponsorship. As we continue to grow as a club, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of this club. You are truly appreciated and a very big thank you for your ongoing support. Please support our sponsors and use the links bellow or side bar menu to visit our sponsors websites Pirates Sponsors Page >>>.

Hills Junior Baseball Association Defeated Central Coast

Hills Junior Baseball Association defeated Central Coast in the Australian Little League Championship Grand Final and will now represent Australia at the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. The team features 6 of our Pirates including Clayton Campbell, Mathew Clements, Brent Iredale, Ethan Treble, Mitchell Tritton and Ryley Gonzalez. Congratulations to our boys as well as all of the Hills players who went through the tournament undefeated and only conceded one unearned run during the pool games.

Hills Rep 2016

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  • All Pirates, please check the calendar for upcoming events. Support your club and become involved. Spread the word and help out were you can. All assistance is greatly appreciated which helps build a stronger family based club.

New Anti-Smoking Law - No Smoking at Sports Grounds
Smoking SignTough new anti-smoking laws in NSW ban smokers from lighting up at playgrounds, public sports grounds, swimming pools, transport stops and entrances to public buildings.
The Smoke-free Environment Act 2000 has been amended to ban smoking in the following outdoor places from 7 January 2013:

The law bans smoking at playgrounds within 10 metres of play equipment and within 4 metres of public buildings, with a $550 fine dished out to smokers who refuse to comply. The new measures will protect children, parents and the community from the negative effects of passive smoking. For more info, see the NSW Health website.
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