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Newsletter September 2019

Updated: Feb 27

Important Dates Saturday October 5 - Season commences Saturday Dec 22 - Last games of 2019 Saturday February 1- Season recommences Alysha Waye memorial round Saturday & Sunday March 21/22 - Finals Saturday March 28 - Grand Final day Sunday March 29 - AGM & Presentation day📷


T-BALL STARTS OCT 12 T-ball starts October 12 at 11am at Jells Park! Bandits kids will receive a free T shirt and best of all, it is free for your kids to join! If you need any information, contact the committee at brandon.heights@gmail.com

BATTER UP PROGRAM The 1st week of the Batter Up program will begin on Friday 15th November at 5:30pm Softball Batter Up is Softball Victoria's introduction for kids into the world of Softball. No matter if you know the game or not, Softball Batter Up is inclusive for everyone aged 5-12 at any ability to play. The program will run for 5 weeks on a Friday afternoon from 5:30-6:30pm. Each week, kids develop their skills and game knowledge through a mix of modified min-games, drills and play. The program offers an accessible, fun and socially inclusive environment for kids of all backgrounds to play Softball Softball Batter Up is a great after school activity that kids can play with their friends. and is a Softball Victoria program that is facilitated by Softball Associations around the state, head to www.softballbatterup.com.au to learn more or register!

WORKING BEE SUCCESS The committee would like to extend their thanks to those who came and helped out at the Waverley working bee earlier this month. Diamond 9 is looking particularly impressive!  Those who attended will have their names marked off of the upcoming club duty roster.

Duty Roster Following on from the past two successful season of implementing a club duty roster, the upcoming season will see it implemented again. Our main duty involves setting up and marking diamond 9 each week, which many of you would have completed.  The duty roster is in the process of being completed and will be sent out soon.

📷BHSC FUNDRAISING Another fundraiser done, another success! A big thank you to all those who came down and helped out throughout the day at our last bunnings sausage sizzle. Keep an eye out on the next email to see when our next Bunnings fundraiser will be.

📷MEMORIAL SHIELD RECAP What better way to spend a fortnight before the softball season but to head to Werribee to play in the weekend memorial shield. The bandits put in a team and were assigned in to C grade. 3 games on Saturday (1 win) and 2 games on Sunday (1 win) meant we got in to the C Reserve Grand final. After a spirited 2-3 innings, the other team pulled ahead and we lost the steam to bring home the runs. A fun weekend with not too many injuries (that's a win right there!) and some fun times including Shelly's 3rd base slide/bum shuffling the last 10cms. Thanks to Chris for coaching, Steph and Nicole for organising, Ang and Julie for scoring and all the ladies in the team for all the weekend fun. Bring on Summer season 2019/20! -Shona

REGISTRATIONS ARE DUE We need all players/coaches/officials to register and pay to be eligible to play on 5/10/2019 If you have not registered and paid by the first game you will not be able to take the diamond. This is a directive from Softball Victoria   If you need to organise a payment plan, please contact the committee. 2019/20 SEASON FEES Seniors  If you are regularly playing games in 2 different grades yours fees will increase by $30. Open 1 & 2 - $320 ($350) Open 3 & 4 - $300 ($330) Juniors U17 & U15 Girls $250  U17 & U15 Boys (SEMR) $190  U13 $120  U11 $85 BANK ACCOUNT DETAILSBrandon Heights Softball Club Bendigo Bank BSB 633 000 Acct Num        161 144 928 Please include Players Name as reference for any payments


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 is encouraging 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. Play by the Rules

INTERESTED IN UMPIRING? WSA have a new email for members who wish to begin umpiring or would like training - if you know anyone interested in umpiring please have them email Roy - wsauictraining@gmail.com. There is an umpire training meeting on Friday 4th October 2019 - more info to come.


How to Register: To register please use the link BHSC Member Registration link Use the email address this email has been sent to If you are a new member click on new otherwise select your name.  Check that all your details are correct. Once you have registered you will be sent a confirmation email and it will contain details of how to pay your fees. If you have any problems registering, or paying fees please contact the club via Brandon.heights@gmail.com Permit Players: Please register with you home club, then email us at Brandon.heights@gmail.com So we can raise your permit to play. Permits must be completed before your first game is played.


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PANCAKE PARLOUR CLUB REWARDS Help us win $5,000 by earning points for our club via The Pancake Parlour’s Club Rewards program in 2019: Register in 2 steps: Step 1. Register to the program and select our club from the club list at www.clubrewards.com.au Step 2. Earn points by dining in at The Pancake Parlour in 2019 by scanning your membership barcode on The Pancake Parlour app when you dine in (you can also mention your mobile number at counter if you don’t have a smart phone). Once we have 10 members signed up, The Pancake Parlour will kick us off with a Sponsorship pack full of Parlour perks worth $1,200. If we win our local restaurant league, the club receives $1,000, If we win the overall league, our club receives $5,000! There’s also milestone prizes every 1,000 and 5,000 points our club earns, plus bonus points for making group bookings using your reward number.  To register and find out more information, VISIT: http://bit.ly/2Dg98ue

📷Brandon Heights is pleased to have the continued support of Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre for the upcoming 2019/20 season. Keep an eye out on our newsletters and social media platforms for more exciting things to come from them!


Brandon Heights Softball Club is proudly sponsored by Waverley Park Physiotherapy Centre, Mulgrave Country Club & Steffikakes📷📷📷

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