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June - July 2012
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Registration for 2012/13 Summer season with the Pirates is now open on the Quakers Hill Pirates website!! This year we encourage all of our members returning to play with the Pirates to register as early as possible. This helps us begin preparing for the assignment of coaches, allocation of equipment, grading process and formation of teams. Knowing our numbers as early as possible assists us to plan each of these elements.
All registrations will have to be completed by 31 July 2012 so that players who need to participate in grading can do so in early August (more information about the 2012/13 season grading process will be distributed shortly). Registering early avoids the risk of missing this important date.

This year the Quakers Hill Pirates are offering an early bird discount on all registrations for t-ball/ baseball payed in full by the following dates for each age group:

*U7 early bird expires 12 Oct 2012 (after which the standard fee is payable)
**U8~U17 early bird expires 29 Jul 2012 (after which the standard fee is payable)

On line registration is available for all past baseball and softball players by logging onto your previous account and for new members by creating a new member account structure. Once you complete setting up the details of your account and your players, you can register and pay for multiple players at the one time - without the hassle of completing the whole form each time. Plus your account is ongoing so you can login and manage your details, plus register and pay for players at any time in the future.

Our security has also been bolstered on the registration form with all details now protected by SSL security. For added convenience we also offer an online payment facility by credit card.

Click here to download instructions on how to register >>
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Ahoy There Pirates - Calling All Team Coaches, Managers And Officials
We are calling for all members who wish to nominate as coaches, team managers and officials (umpires/scorers) to please let us know now. The club wants to bed down our coaching staff and officials in order to organise relevant training courses and accreditation prior to the season start. If you are passionate about your child's team and want to get involved then please email Stuart “Flanders” Morrall and lodge your nomination.
Please do it now - the deadline for nominations is 15 July 2012.
The trial dates for State Cup teams are as follows.
  • Under 16 - Saturday AM 14th, 21st and 28th July - Venue:- Castle Glen 1 at 9:00am
  • Under 14 - Sunday AM 15th, 22nd and 29th July - Venue:- Ashley Brown 1 at 9:00am
  • Under 12 - Sunday AM 15th, 22nd and 29th July - Venue:- Castle Glen 4 at 9:00am
There could be additional trials if deemed necessary.
Players will need to register for the trials at 8.30am on the first day of trials.
There will be Association Cup competitions in both Under 12 and Under 14 age groups. There will not be separate trials for these teams.
The long standing rule relating to players who intend to change Clubs within Hills (and have not changed Residential address) will be ineligible to trial.
The eligibility to trial for Hills' Representative teams has also been altered this season.
  • Players are to be registered with their club prior to being selected. In practice, this means you will need to be registered, and be able to show proof if requested, prior to July 28th.
  • Players who wish to play for a different club this season, as Loan Players or as part of a Composite or League Sponsored team, should still register with their existing club.
  • Players who register with a club, attend trials, and then change clubs after failing to be selected in a Representative Team will be ineligible to trial for selection the following season.
Baseball NSW Clinics Baseball NSW is excited to announce that we will be conducting school holiday baseball clinics on July 12 & 13 for children aged 9 – 15 years old.
During the clinics, the children will be participating in a variety of activities and games.
Assisting with the clinics will be variety of coaches with an array of baseball experience ranging from Pro Ball to College Baseball and through to the ABL.
Ages: 9 – 15 years old
Cost: $50 per child

Date: 12 & 13 July 2012 (2 separate clinics)
Time: 9:30am – 2pm (9am check in)
Venue: BISP (Blacktown International Sports Park)
Lunch: Children are to bring own lunch, snacks & water.
Uniform: Players are to wear full baseball uniform (cap & sunscreen)
Registration: Only 30 spots are available per clinic. Players are to register via the links provided below.

Payment: Payment must be finalised prior to the clinic being conducted. Payment can be finalised by credit card, cheque or direct deposit through the baseball NSW office. NO MONEY will be accepted on the day of the clinic.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact BNSW State Participation Manager Mathew Sundstrom on
0467 688 771 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Register for Clinic - Thursday 12th July
Register for Clinic - Friday 13th July
Commencing from 3rd July 2012, Blacktown City Council will be commencing a capital works project to upgrade the car park area at Corbin Reserve. Once the project is complete, the car park will have the capacity for 52 car spaces including one disabled spot. The council expects that the project will take approximately 1 month to complete (weather permitting). Construction will be undertaken in a staged approach to minimise disruption, but during the project, the capacity of our car park will be reduced and some disruption may occur.

The Quakers Hill Pirates thanks Blacktown City Council for their ongoing support.

Quakers Hill Pirates would like to extend a hearty congratulation to three of our Softball players in their hard efforts in achieving selection in the Cumberland Nepean Softball Association (CNSA) representative and development teams.

  • Emily Elder - selection in U13 CNSA Representative team
  • Brandy Timewell and Stephanie Southam - selection in U13 CNSA Development team
The rain which traditionally haunts our Masters Competition in June held off long enough this year for us to complete all games this afternoon.
As always games were played in good spirit but the two days added a few stories for future reminiscence. Competition was very equal in both pools with all teams going into the final day with a chance of winning the overall competition.
Kellyville defeated St Marys 12 – 7 today to become the SMBL Masters Champions for the second time.
Their last Championship win was the Inaugural competition in 2005.
Click here for Masters Result Board 2012
During August, eleven junior players from the Quakers Hill Pirates Baseball and Softball Club will be jetting off to NSW Junior Baseball League (NSWJBL) tours of Japan, the United States to represent NSW.
The teams leave Sydney in early August on a schedule which is jam packed with baseball, site seeing and various other cultural activities. The teams will compete in a tournament against the USA and Japan in their host country over a seven day period.
The Pirates players on the tours include:
  • Nick Pedersen (Japan - Osaka)
  • Simeon Nedanovski (Japan - Osaka)
  • Joshua Hazell (Japan - Osaka)
  • Ayden Dever (Japan - Osaka)
  • Scott Fitzgibbon (Japan - Niigata)
  • Luke Passmore (Japan - Niigata)
  • Bailey Michels (Japan - Niigata)
  • Marc Gibbons (USA - St Louis)
  • Peter Irwin (USA – St Louis)
  • Shai Borg (USA - St Louis)
  • Logan Gladdish (USA - St Louis)
Quakers Hill Pirates Club President Michael Fitzgibbon said, “These tours will be a definite highlight for our young players and provides a fantastic way for these kids to not only improve their baseball skills against international opponents, but experience baseball in a country where the sport has an enormous following. They will learn a lot about other cultures as well as themselves.”
Japan Tour
U13 - Japan Touring Players
USA Tour1
U15 - USA Touring Players
Quakers Hill Pirates Baseball and Softball Club Incorporated
PO Box 238 Quakers Hill NSW 2763
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