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1st Grade Coaching Announcement!

It is with great pleasure that we can announce our coaching staff for 1st Grade

Head Coach: Jason Dormor:
JD’s credentials are impressive to say the least.
He played for Mayfield Boomerangs, out of Newcastle, as a junior. He has represented NSW in the U13’s then later represented Australia in the U18’s before moving on to play in the ABL for 10 years!
JD spent almost 10 years coaching junior baseball here at Castle Hill, while also coaching Hills State Cup and Little League Teams.
He then moved on to coaching in State League for a variety of clubs and currently coaches 1st Grade for Baulkham Hills.
He has also coached NSW State teams in the 16’s, 18’s, 23’s and Women’s Teams.
JD is also an assistant Coach for the Sydney Blue Sox, where he has been involved for 8 years.

Assistant Coach: Brendon Wallace:
Brendon ‘Wal” has almost 35 years of coaching experience. It started at Winton Hills Warriors, where he coached from U10’s right up to Triple A’s.
He then began coaching at Castle Hill, where he is still coaching a 16U Team to date.
During his time at Castle Hill, Wal Coached at Hills – where he assisted that team in winning the National title, which landed them at the Little League World Series (Williamsport) in 2017!
Wal has also coached NSW Level, where he was involved with both the BNSW Development Programs and Coaching State Teams… and in case you want to know more.. he also coached the Australian School Boys Team.
Apart from coaching, Wal has played the game at State League Level, playing for Winston Hills, Holroyd Giants, Blacktown and Baulkham Hills.
Wal brings a mass of both knowledge and experience to the game.

Assistant Coach: Phil Hemmer:
Phil also has an impressive resume – as a junior he played for NSW in the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s before he moved on to play Grade Baseball for Baulkham Hills in the summer and Marrickville in Winter.
He has coached a variety of teams for Baulkham Hills and is the Current Grade Head Coach – not to mention a Life Member! he played his Junior career at Baulkham Hills and is moving into his 25th year with the club!
Phil has also been heavily involved with BNSW, as a Head Coach right through to the BNSW High Performance level. There isn’t much Phil doesn’t know about the game!
Welcome aboard Phil.

Any other enquiries – please email Matt Watson

2nd grade coaching ANNOUNCEMENT

Following our announcement on Sunday, we are happy to announce our 2nd Grade Coaching Staff

Our Coaching Staff for 2nd Grade are:

Head Coach: Brett Piper
Brett, aka Pip, has been around the game for a long time.
He played as a Junior for the Blacktown Workers Baseball Club, where he then played State League for many years (1st, 2nd and 3rd
grade) for Blacktown and Western Suburbs before venturing to  Darwin to play for the Tracey Village Rebels in A Grade while Coaching at the same time.
Pip currently coaches at Castle Hill and is heavily involved within the club.

Assistant Coach: Ross Griffiths
Ross played his Junior career at Castle Hill, as well as representing Hills Baseball many times. Ross then jumped to the State League system, playing for North Shore Knights, Baulkham Hills and Hawkesbury.
He has toured to Japan as a Coach for NSWJBL, before moving on to coach at a NSW level – taking the NSW U16’s for 2 years as an assistant coach. Ross bleeds Baseball and we are very excited to have him back where it all began for him.

Assistant Coach: Craig McCarthy
Craig played his Junior career at Grantham Eagles Baseball Club
Graig has spent many years playing State League for St Mary’s and Blacktown.
He also played AAA at Castle Hill before moving on to coach Juniors at Castle Hill for many years. Recently he has also coached State League 18’s and 2nd Grade for the Penrith Baseball Club.
We are looking forward to Craig being back in the CH Uniform!

Keep your eyes peeled later on this week when we announce our 1st Grade Coaching Staff!

If you would like to register your interest in playing Winter Grade with the Knights please complete this form HERE

Any other enquiries – please email Matt Watson

Winter Grade Announcement –

We are very pleased to announce the following update for our venture into Sydney Winter Baseball League.

Our 3rd Grade Coaching Staff is as follows:

Head Coach: Craig Cusbert
Craig, better known as Cussy – has represented Australia in the U19’s and Men’s team, played in the ABL (Sydney Blues), Australian School Boys, NSW 18’s and 16’s as well as playing 1st Grade for Manly for many years.
He grew up playing Junior Baseball for Carlingford Baseball Club where he is still heavily involved with the club.

Assistant Coach: Eddie Seda
Eddie played baseball for North Central Texas College (Co-captain 1997-98) a Div 1 NJCAA College, he also represented Puerto Rico in the American Legion National Championships U18s in North Carolina in 1996.
He has also played in both the Sydney Summer and Winter State Leagues and currently has been coaching for Castle Hill Baseball Club for several years.

Assistant Coach: Scott Downey
Scott has played NSW State league for 15+ years – suiting up for Manly, Ryde-Eastwood and Baulkham Hills.
He has coached from the Little League level up to his current coaching gig at Baulkham hills as an Assistant 2nd Grade Coach
Scott also hails from the mighty Carlingford baseball Club.

Development Coach: Jack Dormor
Jack grew up playing for Castle Hill Knights (11 years) and has also represented Hills Baseball Association for several years.
He has represented NSW in both the 16’s and 18’s as well as playing for Baulkham Hills 1st Grade in State League.
Jack is taking on this role to further his coaching career.

If you would like to register your interest in playing Winter Grade with the Knights please complete this form HERE

Any other enquiries – please email Matt Watson

Sydney Winter Baseball League

We are extremely proud to announce that Castle Hill Knights will be entering into the Sydney Winter Baseball League (SWBL) next Winter – starting in April 2021

Our Winter Grade program will be headed up by Scott Tunkin, who will oversee all aspects of Winter Grade Baseball for the club.
Scott – a Carlingford Baseball Club Junior player – has been involved at the Knights with his kids for 11+ years and is very excited to be the front man for this new venture.

We are asking that players who are interested in playing 1st, 2nd and 3rd Grade in 2021 complete this ‘pre rego’ form – SWBL Player Form
Players must be 15 and older to be eligible.

We are also seeking applications for Coaches for all 3 grades.
All Coaching applications must be sent to

More information will be posted in the coming weeks in relation to trials, training and registrations.

Let’s do this Knights!