The Park Loses One of The Greats

Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club mourns the loss of one of our favourite sons, Christopher Downes

The Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club wishes to express our deepest sadness at the sudden and unexpected loss of one of our cherished family members, Chris Downes.

The epitome of what a good husband and father should be, liked and respected immediately by everyone he met, Chris's hard working nature, sense of humour and mateship will be greatly missed by so many throughout the baseball & softball communities.

Our deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Sarah, Sean and Luke at this saddest of times. Please know the Vic Park family, including many of Downesy's closest friends are here to help and support wherever possible.

Funeral Service

The funeral service will be held Friday 2 July at 3:00pm at Karrakatta Cemetery - Railway Rd, Karrakatta


Baseball WA Award Winners

2020/21 Season

The Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club takes great pleasure in congratulating our BWA Award Winners for the 2020/21 season. An amazing achievement by all.


Matthew Martin

Best Under 21 Award Winner

State League 1

Throwing 86 innings, picking up 7 wins, 72 strikeouts and with a 2.93 ERA, Matt had a standout year with glove, bat and ball.


Joshua Greenham

Platinum Glove Award Winner

State League 1

Catching 203 innings, allowing only 10 stolen bases and throwing out the other 8 that attempted to steal whilst not allowing a single pass ball all year, Josh had a stellar season.


Emily Watson

Fairest & Best Award Winner 


Our adopted womens player, Emily had another standout season in all facets of the game, a very deserving winner of the fairest and best.


2020/21 Annual Presentation

Award Winners

State League 1

Andy Meloncelli Memorial Most Valuable Player Award

Bob Ossey Hitting Award

Henry Paulin Memorial Slugging Award


Doug Corker Runs Scored Award

Eric Knight Memorial Coaches Award

Joshua Greenham

Jack Smalpage .293

Jack Smalpage .522

Jack Smalpage 19

Jack Smalpage 23

Matthew Reynolds

State League 2

Frank Smalpage Most Valuable Player Award

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

Curtis Bacon

Sean Downes .295

Joshua Cosgrove

State League 3

Most Valuable Player Award

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

Jesse Brown

Ben Warrington .353

Josh Chen

B Grade

Most Valuable Player

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

Scott Dixey

Nathan Dixey .478

Luke Reynolds

C Grade

Most Valuable Player

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

Gavin Embrey

Gavin Embrey .511

Jaxon Mayo

F Grade

Most Valuable Player

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

John Capenhurst

Jason Bulner .513

Jack Walker

Big League 

Most Valuable Player

Hitting Award

Coaches Award

Jordan Brokas

Dylan Auer .344

Taiyo Kurosawa

Special Club Awards

Corker Family Best Club Team Award

Bob & Dave Payne Best Junior Playing Seniors Award

Bob Meloncelli Memorial Pitching Award

John Godfrey & Paul Craig Most Stolen Bases Award

The Jackson Family Best Club Person Award

B Grade

Riley Marsh

Cameron Rivers

Nathan Dixey

The Embrey Family



Riley Marsh

Nine WA Players Named to Inaugural National Junior Squad

Baseball Australia has named its inaugural National Junior Squad with nine WA baseballers making the cut after shining at the 2021 Rays Baseball Showcase in January

The squad is set to take part in a camp at the Australian Institute of sport in Canberra from April 3-11 as part of Boral Team Australia's preparations for the 2021 WBSC U/18 Baseball World Cup in Florida

To view the full roster and further write up from BWA click here


New club coach

The Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club is pleased to announce the appointment of the new club coach for the 2020/21 season

Welcome to 'The Park' Rod Drew

Rod comes to The Park with an impressive résumé, including 30 years involved at the top levels of baseball within the state. He has been involved in numerous finals campaigns with State League and AAA teams, being the State League coach at Morley for two years and at South Perth for three.

He has commanded Baseball WA State and High Performance coaching roles since 2000, taking various age groups (Under 14's through to Under 23's) to 15 National tournaments, and impressively, only once not finishing in the top 4.

Rod has travelled to the States 7 times as one of the team coaches for the World Baseball Showcase Colts teams run by Steve Fish, being involved with many high school and college games. He has also assisted at many Perth Heat and Western Heelers training sessions since 2000.

He has an amazing work ethic, strong commitment to junior development and brings with him a winning culture.

On top of this he has been the Facility Manager at Baseball Park since July 2007 and has an unmatched love of the game.


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Junior Awards Night

The Victoria Park Belmont Baseball club is happy to announce that the Junior Presentation Evening will now be held on Friday June 18 at the Forster Park Community Hall commencing at 6pm

Tickets $5
Smart casual
cnr Abernethy Road & Keane St

Buffet dinner will be provided, including Roast beef & gravy rolls, pizzas, finger foods

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