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We have a new time slot dedicated to all our up and coming U15 Bantam players wishing to develop their baseball skills. Whether it's with a view to trying out for the AA Rep Program or just play better baseball come spring.
This will be an intensive development program for boys and girls wishing to grow their skills before the start of the competitive season.
The clinic will take place at Highland Elementary School Gym @ 6677 140th St.
We have the gym at MB Sanford reserved again all winter Tuesday and Thursday Evenings starting October 25th. Just off 72nd & 144th.
Each Tuesday from 8-10pm we'll be running a more intensive training session for our AA Rep program. Any athletes in PeeWee and Bantam that want to come and try out come out on the 25th.
Thursdays we will start at 7pm with our younger players Mosquito (U11). 8pm will be PeeWee and 9pm Bantam up.
We've kept the cost down to $50 to cover the cost of the gym rental and will jam in as many sessions as we can through to the start of Spring Ball.
Thanks to everyone who attended our AGM September 28th, without the support of our parents and volunteers our Association could not function.
Highlights of the meeting include the unanimous adoption of the Special Resolution making changes to our ByLaws and constitution required by the amendments to the Society Act.
Ben Dias was re-appointed President of the Association. Doug Baxter has stepped up and was acclaimed to the Executive Council post of Second Vice President and Kellie Simicak accepted the position of Secretary.
Carrie Stocco presented our financials which are in great shape setting us up for the year to come.
Thank you to all those who stepped up to fill our Coordinator Positions on the Executive for the coming year. In no particular order they are Jamie Janovsky will be our new Registrar. Ginnie Dickart will again coordinate the Midget divisions, Kelly Wright at Bantam, Kellie Simicak remains at PeeWee, Tom Janovsky will oversee Mosquito, Michael Reidy at Tadpole and Dodie Leboutillier for TeeBall & Blast Ball. Bradly and Nolan stepped up again as Jr UICs to support our young umpires. Robert Johnstone volunteered as Baseball Commissioner, Kathy Watson will supervise Uniforms, Chris Stocco will be in charge of Equipment (and keys). Umpire Coordination will be handled by Kellie Simicak, Kelly Swart and Margaret Waddell. Tournament Coordination will be shared between Carrie Stocco ably assisted by Jerry Barr and our Social Committee will be led by Lindsay Dias.
Full minutes will be posted in due course. Thanks again to everyone for supporting the Association and our players.
Please ask your new school teacher if you can share this flyer with your classmates and maybe put it up in the school reception area.
Winning three of four games in the round robin and losing the tiebreak by one run!
Congratulations to our AAA Midget South Fraser Giants on making it to the Provincial Semi Finals in Richmond this past weekend.
Our boys placed 1st in the overall tournament but lost 3-1 by Cowichan Valley in the semi-final game. Cowichan Valley went on to win the Provinacial championship in the end.
Way to go boys!!
The first game is at 11:30am this Friday (29th) for those that want cheer them on. They'll be in Richmond all weekend at Latrace Park North of Granville between Minoru and Gilbert.
The Tadpole final was a close fought game and an incredible display of defensive skill as Coquitlam triumphed narrowly over a strong Richmond team.
The PeeWee A final saw Ladner see off Surrey. The Bantam division was won by Tsawassen over a very strong Aldergrove side.
A tense Midget final was won at the death by our visitors all the way from Comox over a feisty Ladner team.
Thanks so much to everyone for coming out and giving us such a great weekend of Ball and to our volunteers without whom these tournaments couldn't happen and a very special thanks to Anneve Gillon for stepping in to oversee the event at the very last minute.
The weather was nothing short of spectacular, the park was full, the ceremony tight and the games entertaining. It doesn't get much better. Enjoy the pictures and if you'd like to share some pictures of your own go to our Facebook page.
Johnsen Archer steps up again sponsoring two teams
Huge thanks to BC Diesel for their support
As Spring season winds down our thoughts turn to Summer Ball and as with other Associations some tryouts have already taken place while others are ongoing and teams are starting to be declared.
Congratulations to all who participated in the tryouts, these decisions are always tough but it is our intent is to accommodate as many of those who wish to play baseball this Summer as we can.
We are pleased to announce the following Summer Ball teams, congratulations to the following players: Please be sure to Register
Tadpole All Stars
PeeWee A All Stars Team:
Congratulations guys and girls! Good Luck!
A limited stock now available in concession, first come first served.
Thanks to Scott Cowden and the team at Ramada Vancouver for their generous support. Remember them when you have guest in town.
Boston Pizza Fundraiser: Write "Newton Baseball" on the bottom or back of your receipt when dining at the Newton location and drop in their box at the front counter and they will rebate a portion of your bill to us.
BC Baseball named Newton Canadian Baseball its "Association of the Year" for 2015. Many thanks to all the volunteers who made the season such a roaring success.
Not only were our Exec on hand to accept the honour, one of our graduate players, Owen Barry, also received a $1000 scholarship.
Many thanks to John Volken and Price Pro for their ongoing support of the club