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Important Dates August 23rd Club social night -  September 1st Bunnings Fundraiser - Vermont South September 21/22nd Memorial Shield Tournament October 12 TBC Season starts


2019 Memorial Shield Werribee Softball Association is hosting their annual Memorial Shield Tournament on the 21-22 September. This is an open aged tournament and Brandon Heights is looking for any players interested in taking part of the tournament at grades A, B or C. Your team reps should be in contact but please contact the committee if you are keen.  For team registrations and more information regarding the event, please visit http://forms.gle/HoHaUjbsT4CCE1LaA For non Softball Victoria members wishing to play, you can register and pay an individual event registration.


Play by the rules Whether you are a player, coach, umpire or parent; Brandon Heights Softball Club aims to provide a supportive and inclusive environment for all of those down at the diamonds. The committee would like to encourage all members to visit the link below and take the time to look through the great resources available to all. Within these resources, there are also mini courses to help ensure we as a club understand and reflect the benefits of supportive playing environment.  https://www.playbytherules.net.au/

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Do you have any young kids?

We're looking for our next generation of T-ball stars! Please contact brandon.heights@gmail.com to register your interest


📷Starting our U23 National Tournament, our Victorian girls started with a bang!  By creating their own positive atmosphere and playing their game, the team had their competition fighting to win against them. The team won their games well and stood tall against the narrow losses, never dropping their heads, always fighting for the next win. The Victorian Women held the top teams to small winning margin due to our strong defence, whilst also stringing together aggressive batting rallies. x. Every single person in the team contributed to the overall goal; there was not a single time where someone was asked to do something and they failed, everyone did their job and that is what made for a great tournament. The team ended the week in fourth position after playing South Australia in the 3v4 final on the Friday night, and although it was an unfortunate loss, the entire team kept their heads up and looking forward.  -Millie📷


Masters  Please note this recap maybe short as I have forgotten a lot of what happened outside of what we ate.

Queen’s birthday long weekend saw the Bandits Masters team (Over 35s) hit the road and head up to Shepparton for the 2019 Victorian Masters Championships.

Day one of play saw us get to the park with the team ready and raring to go. Unfortunately we may have misdirected our efforts into our warm up as we went down to the Tassie Relics  0-11.

The highlight of this game was Jo’s slide!! At Masters we don’t slide for fear of doing a hip, but Jo’s genuine attempt to get home was great to see and brought on lots of chatter about grass stain removal.

Game 2 had us playing a familiar foe in the Eastern Raiders. A close game in which we started well and fought hard to retain our lead and get the points with a 10-7 win!

Day 2 was a late start so we got a little sleep in before facing the Altona Hawks for game 3. With a number of what would have been home runs (had to hold up at 2nd ) we had a comfortable win 4-12.

Game 4 was a bit of a heated game against Birralee. A tag out at 2nd and wild pitch caused players to fire up unfortunately we couldn't translate that fire to a win and we went down 9-2.

Day 3, a horrid 8am start time on a public holiday and the only game all weekend in which it decided to pour. But we pushed on to beat the Gemsa Corkers 14-10 which meant we would be playing them again later that day for the Bonze Medal.

Bronze Medal game.

Gemsa Corkers again only this time we couldn’t find the gaps in the field and they got the better of us winning 7-17 to take the Bronze Medal.

In the end a disappointing result but still a great trip away with a great bunch of people.

A shout out to Chris (Coach), Deb R (Scorer) and Mary (Umpire) for giving up their long weekend to come along as our off field support crew. Glenys and Julie for organising everything, making sure we were well feed and on time to all our on and off field activities, and to Mandi & Deb A for making sure we were well hydrated of an evening after the games. -Nic A


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Come join us on the 23rd August for a catch up and a few drinks at the Nottinghill hotel from 6pm. Whether you can come for a short visit or the whole time, it will be great chance for all the teams to catch up before the season starts in October. 📷


Bunnings fundraiser success!

The committee would like to extend their gratitude to all those who helped make our last bunnings fundraiser such a great success! The day saw us sell out of snags and raise a whopping $1615.05. Not only was this amount great fundraiser for the club, but the committee was very happy to see the Cornell family and our Aussie representative Gemma be supported so well financially.  Thank you all again

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Gemma's Diamonds tour The committee is beyond proud of Gemma and her achievements but we thought it was best to hear from our young star herself about her recent softball experience...

On the 28th of June, 30 U17’s girls from across the country set off to the USA on a sporting trip of a lifetime. We were divided into two teams of Green and Gold to compete in the Peppers Classic tournament in Mankato, Minnesota. We played against Canadian, local American teams and some USA state teams. Both Aussie teams did really well during the tournament, and both ended up in the top 3 with Gold (my team) coming third, and Green winning the tournament and the shield.

Throughout the 2 weeks, we accomplished a lot together from, watching and training with some of the Aussie Pepper’s, playing a tournament and watching many games, to going to an MLB game, which I have always wanted to do. Throughout this experience I made some good friends from all over Australia who I never thought I’d know other than playing against them at state tournaments – I have made memories I’ll never forget.  I was very fortunate to have the support and best wishes from Donna, the BHSC committee and club – thank you! Gemma

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Do you have your first aid certificate?

If you have a first aid certificate could you please let the club know? Please contact brandon.heights@gmail.com



2019/2020 fixture Waverley Softball Association is committed to providing all its members with as many opportunities to play the game we love. This year Waverley has been allocated some major events on the Softball calendar.  In January 2020 WSA will host the u16 National Championships for both boys & girls and will also host the Open Women’s State Championships on 4th/5th April.  The traditional Easter tournament will be re-vamped and will run from 10th – 13th April 2020. Volunteers will be required for all of these events. Please let us know if you can help with any or all of these events or contact WSA directly.  “Many hands make light work”. This season sees the Australian Masters (Adelaide) on the calendar again – Oct 5th- 12th. We will have many in our softball community participating in these games so there is an expectation that some re-scheduling or creative scheduling will need to be done to accommodate these events into our 2019/2020 fixture.  WSA asks that you be open minded about any potential new/out of the ordinary fixturing.  Of course if there are any issues please do not hesitate to contact a BHSC Committee member or send us an email.


Our next Bunnings fundraiser We have locked in our next fundraiser for September 1st at Bunnings, Vermont South.  If you are able to help throughout the day, please contact the committee. Once again, the committee is offering $20 towards your club fees if you can help out on the day.

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