Gearing up for Summer 2020 - 2021 Baseball Season

18/09/2020

Hi Everyone,

With the iminent closure of the Winter 2020 Baseball Season which was an absolute crock with the Pacific Coast Baseball League where virtually every club refused to play against us as Fairfield was designated a COVID-19 HOT SPOT which the club thought was bloody disgraceful and to top it off was the 2nd Fairfield side not showing up for the 1st game against Japan where we copped a fine for the forfeit, however we played 2 friendly games against them which was quite entertaining, the club has decided to refuse those players wishing to register with the club for the Summer season. The club is now gearing up for the upcoming Summer 2020 - 2021 season. It's somewhat dissapointing that the club is now registering 1 side to participate in the Cronulla Suthetland Minor League Baseball Association which is played on Sundays. A registration form has been attached to the clubs email address where every player will have to complete acknowledgement of playing with Fairfield Phoenix Baseball Club. It would be greatly appreciated if those players that have completed their acknowledgements start registering with BA/NSW right now as there is only 3 weeks to go prior to the competition starting.

It is Mandatory to register online prior to the commencent of the Summer season this can be done via the club's website or Team App by clicking on the registration link. 

Club Fees for the Summer season can be paid when registering online via SportsLomo which includes BA/NSW Capitaion Fees or

by direct deposit into clubs bank account below:

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14/06/2020

2020 Winter Baseball Season St George Baseball Association Cancelled - PCBL Carnival Tournament

Hi Everyone,

The latest news is that baseball can commence on the 1st of July 2020. Currently the club is considering playing in the Pacific Coast Baseball League in a mini tournament, please see below email from the Pacific Coast President. Please note the team will not be playing on both day's it will be either a Saturday or Sunday depending on how the draw has been set up.

 

The latest update on the 2020 Winter Season for the St George Baseball Association has regretably been cancelled. The club will now prepare for the upcoming 2020/2021 Summer Season. To those players who wish to particpate and stay with the club you are most welcome to do so, please bring along as many people as you can experienced or not so as to keep the club going. Club Fees will be decided at the next AGM whenever that is held.

 

The Winter Season is just around the corner anyone interested in playing baseball is more than welcome to play for Fairfield Phoenix Baseball Club Seniors, we are a family oriented club feel free to register on line via the clubs website and on Team App on the registration link which has been set up to take all payments club fees and BA/NSW Capitation fees. For those people that played in Summer you won't have to pay the Capitation fee. Only new players wishing to play in the 2020 Winter season have to pay the Capition fees. The club has affiliated with the St George Baseball Association where they play on Saturday's and Sundays, we hope to be fielding a number of teams for the Winter season. Also please note the club has now got Eftpos. The season commences the 1st weekend in April 2020. The club is yet to determine club fees, once determined it will be implemented on the registration link.

Latest Update on the 2020 Winter Season

The Winter season has been postponed to the 1st weekend of May and has been shortned accordingly.

The fees have been determined and implemented on the registration link.

Those players who played in the Summer competition will not have to pay the Capitation Fee those who have not will have to pay it.

Latest Update on the 2020 Winter Season

The likely start of the 2020 Winter Season is the 1st weekend in July where the proposal is to play double headers and the games are played for 1.5hrs with a 30min break in between games. Website and Team App will be updated with registration link and other details closer to commencement date to the season.

Covid-19 Virus Update 08/01/2021 - Update 07/01/2021

 
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To Our Members,

Baseball NSW are moving in line with the Government’s recommendation to minimize all non-essential travel. As such, clubs are permitted to hold training sessions within their region (within the Greater Sydney basin), with all BNSW sanctioned events (National Showcase) and competitions (State League, Women’s League, PCBL, Metro, Minor League) being suspended until Monday the 18th of January, where a further update will be provided.

Competitions within the country regions are not affected at this time.

Members participating in any non-sanctioned BNSW (third-party) programs or any other baseball-related activity do so at their own risk. If they do so choose to participate in any such event then;
  • Members are not covered  by the Baseball NSW Member insurance policy;
    • As such, Members are not covered by any third-party general liability;
  • Third-party providers need to ensure that their COVID Safety Plan is up-to-date and available should it be requested by Members or NSW authorities;
  • That the provider should give suitable insurance coverage for their program;
 
We will continue to monitor the Government recommendations and make changes if required. Should you have any questions, please contact Baseball NSW via admin@baseballnsw.com.au
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IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE – August 20, 2020
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A Message from Baseball New South Wales
Regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To Our Members
In a letter from Dr Kerry Chant, Chief Health Officer, sporting organizations have been requested to
implement measures to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission related to participation in community
sports. Based on advice from the NSW Government’s Chief Health Officer, Baseball NSW have:

Ceased activities that result in the mixing of participants and staff from different regions, for example,
zone, regional or state championships;

Ceased activities that result in overnight stays, for example, multi-day training camps;
Ceased face-to-face social activities, for example, post-training or post-match group dinners or awards
functions;

Recommended that participants avoid carpools or bus travel with people from different household
groups where possible;

Required that we limit spectators to one parent only where a child requires parental supervision
during our sporting activity.
As per the points highlighted in the update from the NSW Government below, both the NSW State League
and NSW Women’s League seasons will commence on the previously advised dates. However, we’d like to
reinforce the importance of COVID-safe plans and the necessity for following the terms of those plans to the
letter.
These restrictions will be in place for six weeks up to the 30
th of September. We continue to liaise with the
Department of Health and Office of Sport regarding the implementation of the Department of Health
recommendations and along with any revisions.
Baseball NSW wishes to further remind its members to continue to adhere to the current Public Health Order
and follow the prescribed procedures which include social distancing and practicing good personal hygiene.
NSW Office of Sport

https://sport.nsw.gov.au/novel-coronavirus-covid-19
NSW Government
https://www.nsw.gov.au/covid-19/what-you-can-and-cant-do-under-rules/changes

Updated advice for the Community Sport and Recreation Sector
from the Chief Health Officer

Updated Wednesday 19 August 7:00pm
This document contains advice to support the sport and recreation sector interpret and apply
the recommendations outlined in the letter from the Chief Health Officer, dated 14 August 2020.
View the Letter
HERE.
Advice on ceasing activities that result in mixing of participants
from different regions

Community Sport –Team and Individual Competitions and Leagues
The principle is to restrict activities to local competitions to avoid inter-mingling and potential
community transmission.

Competitions should be run within the local district, zone or association boundaries
determined by State Sporting Organisations or the Peak Body for the respective activity.

Competitions may run across local government areas within these boundaries, but if there are
enough teams or players within one LGA, a more local competition should be considered.

For land-based sports in greater Sydney1 there should be at least eight (8) ‘regions’
determined by the SSO/SSOD, but ideally more. The regions may differ between sports and
may align to existing zone, district or association structures.

For water-based sports in Greater Sydney (i.e. Sydney Harbour or beach-based sports),
there should be
at least three (3) ‘regions’, determined by the SSO/SSOD, but ideally more.
The regions may differ between sports and may align to existing zone, district or association
structures.

In regional NSW (ie outside of Greater Sydney), existing competition structures or scheduling
should aim to minimise the need for overnight travel. If overnight travel is required in order to
participate in sporting activities in regional NSW, car pooling or other shared transport
arrangements should be avoided. The use of shared accommodation facilities that would lead
to mixing of people from different households should also be avoided.

If participants are members of a club not located within their local area, they should consider
whether it is necessary to participate in club activities at this time.

It is acknowledged that associations and districts across Greater Sydney and regional NSW
may need to maintain their existing arrangements with neighbouring associations or districts
to ensure there are enough teams to participate in a competition.

1 Greater Sydney is defined by the Greater Sydney Commission with the Local Government Areas found at -
https://www.greater.sydney/district-plans

Community Sport – Activities requiring specialised facilities
(e.g. Ice Skating Rinks, Sydney International Regatta Centre, Sydney International
Equestrian Centre, Athletics Tracks etc.)

People may need to travel to specialised venues to participate in their sport. In these cases,
people in regional NSW should limit their travel to venues within their region and people in
Greater Sydney regions should limit their travel to venues within Greater Sydney.

Activity organisers should put structures, schedules and booking systems in place to ensure
that mixing of participants across regions is minimised. For example, for specialised venues
in Greater Sydney:

o Rowing NSW may choose to host an inter-club racing meet at the Sydney
International Regatta Centre where clubs from the North-East of the Harbour Bridge
race in the morning, the venue is then cleared of participants and races are held for
clubs South-East of the Bridge in the afternoon.

Participants should drive directly to the venue, compete, and then return to their homes
following the activity. Avoid social gatherings before and after the activity, and car pooling or
other shared transport arrangements.

Participants should not be travelling into Greater Sydney from regional NSW to participate in
activities nor travelling across regions in regional NSW.

If participants are members of a club not located within their local area, they should consider
whether it is necessary to participate in club activities at this time.

Semi-Professional Sport
SSOs, SSODs or the sanctioning body for the respective activity will be responsible for
determining which of their competitions are considered to be semi-professional, noting these
competitions should involve a level of player payment and/or other remuneration.

Semi-professional sport may continue their existing competition activities with a COVID
Safety Plan in place, and must encourage full compliance with all elements of the plan.

NSWIS training and competition activities may continue under the recommendations, in line
with the NSWIS COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Organisations planning semi-professional summer competition fixtures (e.g. Grade Cricket)
should consider scheduling of teams that are located close to each other at the beginning of
the season to prevent the movement of teams and participants across Greater Sydney and
regional NSW, or between Greater Sydney and regional NSW.

If participants are members of a club not located within their local area, they should consider
whether it is necessary to participate in club activities at this time.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why are these additional recommendations being put in place for
community sport?

Since the return of community sport on 1 July, we have seen an increased number of COVID-
19 cases in NSW.
It is essential we implement a range of additional measures across industries and sectors
where there is a high risk of community transmission, or where many people may come into
social contact with others that they do not usually mix with.

Why is there a concern about mixing participants from zones?
We have seen over the past few weeks how easy it is for the virus to be transmitted across
local communities by people going about their regular activities prior to testing positive for
COVID-19.
By bringing people together from different regions of Greater Sydney and more broadly
across NSW, there is an increased risk of introduction of new infections into communities, as
well as ongoing community transmission once established.
Community sport is one of several sectors and industries where there is increased interaction
of people from outside their local communities, therefore these additional recommendations
aim to limit this interaction to minimise the risk of community transmission.

Why are additional restrictions being placed on community sport?
Sport brings together a range of people from across different communities, increasing the risk
of community transmission.
The public health advice is that these additional recommendations are needed for a period of
6 weeks in the first instance, to reduce the risk of community transmission.

Our competition has already commenced, our scheduling has been
finalised and our fixtures and activities take place across multiple
locations and regions – what should we do?

You should consider what steps you can take to cease activities that result in the mixing of
participants and staff from different regions, in line with the advice above. This may require
the postponement or cancellation of fixtures including but not limited to regional or state
championships or competitions. Alternatively, it may be possible to alter or split a competition
or event so that fixtures remain local.
It is acknowledged that associations and districts across Greater Sydney and regional NSW
may need to maintain their existing arrangements with neighbouring associations or districts
to ensure there are enough teams to participate in a competition.

Does this affect competitions that are played across local government areas?
Competitions may run across local government areas within these boundaries, but if there are
enough teams or players within one LGA, a more local competition should be considered.

What does this mean for scheduling of upcoming finals and events?
The additional recommendations are anticipated to remain in place for the next six weeks.
Organisations may need to consider the scheduling of finals in the context of these additional
recommendations.

Will this be updated in the COVID-19 Safety Plans as a requirement for
community sport organisations?

At this time, the recommendations relating to limiting mixing across regions have not been
included in the COVID-19 Safety Plan checklist for community sport. The safety plan will be
updated to include the advice in relation to limiting spectator numbers to a single parent
where the child requires parental supervision during the sporting activity, and to avoid group
singing or chanting (including cheering).
NSW Health is seeking the cooperation of community sport organisations in complying with
these additional recommendations. Should community transmission continue or increase, the
Public Health Orders and COVID-19 Safety Plan requirements may be reviewed and
amended accordingly.

Why is there such a short time frame to implement the additional
recommendations?

We are at a critical time in the pandemic. It is essential that we act quickly and implement
additional measures to protect local communities from the risk of community transmission.

What does this mean for inter-region or state championship events
scheduled for the October Long weekend and beyond?

Community sport organisations should consider contingency plans for postponement for
events and activities on the October long weekend in case the recommendations remain in
place for more than 6 weeks.
Summer season activity organisers should consider contingency plans aligned with these
additional recommendations.
NSW Health will continue to monitor and evaluate the situation over the next six weeks and
provide further advice as the situation evolves.

Are there any changes to the current gathering sizes?
No, at this point in time there is no change to the current gathering size restriction of 500
people at community sport activities.
For local activities, they include a requirement to limit spectators to one parent only, where the
child requires parental supervision during the sporting activity.

How are sports supposed to monitor the one parent per child rule at open
sports grounds and venues?

Community sport organisations should already be considering measures within their COVID
Safety Plans to minimise spectators at community sport. This may include communicating in
advance with parents, erecting signage in the carpark around the grounds and through PA
announcements at the venue.

If I arrange my own accommodation rather than using communal or

residential accommodation facilities, is it OK to part participate in multiday activities?

Community sport organisations should cease activities that result in the mixing of participants
and staff from different regions. In general, if your activity is going to result in travel that
requires participants to stay overnight, then it recommended that the activity should cease for
6 weeks.
In regional NSW (i.e. outside of Greater Sydney), existing competition structures or scheduling
should aim to minimise the need for overnight travel. If overnight travel is required in order to
participate in sporting activities in regional NSW, car pooling or other shared transport arrangements
should be avoided. The use of shared accommodation facilities that would lead to mixing of people
from different households should also be avoided.

 

 

Canteen

The Canteen will be open when there is allocated games on at the field for Saturday and Sunday 

opening from 10am to 6pm 

We have a variety of food and drinks including icecream 

 

Presentation/AGM

Hi Everyone,

With advent of the Winter season coming to an end the club will be holding their Presentation night and AGM in August at a date to notified shortly. There will not be a Presentation night unless everyone who has outstanding fees are paid up as the club has no funds to pay for the function as well as playing in the 2019/2020 Summer Competition. Those players who have outstanding fees will be placed in default with BA/NSW as well as Softball no matter

BA / NSW Sites

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Active Kids Provider

Hi Everyone,

Please note Fairfield Phoenix Baseball Club is an Active Kids Provider, children over the age of 4 .5 to 18 years are eleigible for vouchers, however Fairfield does not have any Junior sides playing in any competition the nearest club to Fairfield is the Holroyd Giants who play out at Foray St, Guildford West Sports Fields they can be found on Facebook, Team App or their website.

Fairfield Phoenix Baseball Club only plays Senior Baseball both in Summer and Winter the MINIMUM Age requirement is 15 years which is the age stipulated by BA/NSW and is eligible for the Active Kids Vouchers. To apply and redeem vouchers please search via Services NSW website.

Wet Weather Ground Closures

 

Wet Weather Line

1902 260 530

(Calls cost $0.55 per minute, higher from mobiles)

Fundraising Initiative created to develop baseball in the Fairfield area.

Hi All Baseball Lovers,

The club has initiated and created a fund raising page through the Australian Sports Foundation these funds are to support your club for the development of baseball in the Fairfield area all funds donated are Tax Deductible. The impact the Covid pandemic has been REAL for everyone so we're hoping that by you donating this will help in keeping fees down and will also help in purchasing new and upgraded equipment to keep the love for baseball alive in the Fairfield area. Any little dollar amount makes a difference so we appreciate your support Baseball on Messenger 1.0 

This link is on our Facebook Page as well as Team App.

Please clink on link below to donate funds to club:

https://asf.org.au/donate/fairfield-phoenix-baseball-club/

School Holiday Camps July 2020

 

 

Hi everyone,

 

Please see attached a flyer regarding the baseball camps in Sydney during the July school holidays. Could you please post these on your website and social media sites so that your junior players have the opportunity to attend?

 

 

 

Regards,

 

Grahame Cassel

Player Development

Baseball New South Wales

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