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.
Meet the new guy behind the dish - Gavin stupienski
REDS new catcher, Gavin Stupienski, originally from Princeton New Jersey is super excited be out here and form an integral part of the VPB Reds team. Currently playing for the Lake Erie Crushers in the Independent Frontier League, the left handed hitter has been racking up some pretty good numbers both behind the dish and at the plate since graduating from UNC Wilmington and being picked up as part of the Arizona Diamondbacks organisation.
The 25 year old can also play the corners and some outfield, but will feature as our wall behind the plate in the absence of college bound Josh Greenham. In his last 6 seasons playing college, minors and independent league baseball, Gavin has a healthy .986 Fld% and .310 BA.
Head down to 'The Park' to meet Dylan & Gavin
Baseball WA have announced the Under 16 & Under 18 Heat Teams that will compete at the National Championships in Victoria in January 2020..
Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club would like to congratulate those players selected, including our own Riley Marsh, Daniel Meloncelli and William Truscott in the Heat Under 16's team and Andrew Hurrelbrink and Taiyo Kurosawa in the Heat Under 18's team.
A great effort by all those players that tried for State teams and best of luck to VPBBC's 5 State representatives!
VPBBC 2020 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
With Government Covid-19 restrictions being eased the Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club Annual General Meeting will now be held on the Monday 15th of June 2020 at 7pm in the Forster Park Clubrooms (cnr Abernethy Road and Keane Street, Belmont).
All are welcome to attend and we encourage anyone interested in helping out and shaping the direction of the club in 2020/21 to please contact any of the current committee members (contact details are on the website) or forward your nomination for a position on either the executive or the general committee to the Secretary -firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations are now open and need to be submitted no later than 5pm June 5th.
Senior Vice President
Junior Vice President
VPBBC & Carlisle Hotel Loyalty / VIP
The Carlisle Hotel has come on board as one of our major sponsors. By clicking on the link below and filling in the form, you will be added to the Loyalty program. Every time you visit The Carlisle (Bar, Restaurant, or Drive Through) you will earn bonus points to receive discounts AND more importantly 10% will go back to the club. A great way to raise funds. Please jump on board. You will receive texts of all their events and current specials to take advantage of. All players, parents, family members, relatives, neighbours can sign up as long as they are 18+.
The Park Loses One The Greats
Victoria Park Belmont Baseball Club mourns the loss of Life Member and club stalwart Frank Smalpage
Pictured here with son Colin and grandson Jack, Frank would rarely miss a home game, supporting his family and his club. He will be sorely missed and the club sends deepest condolences to Colin, Jack and families.
The funeral service will be held Tuesday September 10 at 12pm at Seasons Funerals Redcliffe Chapel - 401 Great Eastern Highway, Redcliffe