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Annual General Meeting

The Castle Hill Knights Baseball Club 2021 AGM is scheduled for Sun 21st March at 4:00pm at the Castle Glen Community Centre (Forecourt – ie behind Diamond 1)

We would love to see you at the AGM. Attending the AGM will give you a chance to get to know other members of the club, hear about what has been achieved in the last year, a chance to provide any input you may have, and prepare for the future. Ideally, you might also feel inspired to volunteer to help at the club to make baseball at Castle Hill Knights a great experience for everyone, or even join the committee.

As you may or may not be aware, at an AGM positions on the committee become vacant and we elect the office bearers of the club and members of the committee. To nominate for any of these roles outlined in the list below, or as a general committee member please complete the nomination form.

Nominations need to be returned to the club secretary at lindsayrchappell@gmail.com by Saturday 20nd March 2021.

Nominations are made in writing, signed by the member nominating and the 2 supporting members of the club, and once received will be reviewed by the Executive Committee.

We do hope that you might join us at the AGM and encourage others to attend. We hope you have enjoyed the 2020/2021 season and will be part of making future seasons even greater.

Lindsay Chappell
Castle Hill Knights Baseball Club Secretary

Presentation Day & AGM

It’s that time of year again to celebrate & congratulate all our Junior Knights Players at our Annual Presentation Day.

This year we will be holding the event on Sunday 21st March between 1pm-4pm at Castle Glen Reserve. We will be adhering to the Social Distancing measures and other protocols that are set through Baseball NSW. It will be great if you could join us to reminisce on another great year of baseball for Castle Hill. Below is a run sheet on how the day will pan out. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Dave Martyn vpjuniors@castlehillbaseball.com.au.

Please also remember that after the Presentation has concluded the club will be holding its Annual General Meeting straight afterwards. Attending the AGM will give you a chance to get to know other members of the club, hear about what has been achieved in the last year, a chance to provide any input you may have, and prepare for the future.
Ideally, you might also feel inspired to volunteer to help at the club to make baseball at Castle Hill Knights a great experience for everyone, or even join the committee.
We do hope that you join us at the AGM and encourage others to attend. We hope you enjoyed the 2020/2021 season and will be part of making future seasons even greater.

Running Order

1:05 – 7u Heralds – Warren Playle
1:10 – 7u Cavaliers – Brad Gorten
1:15 – 7u Squires – Scott McKay
1:20 – 7u Pages – Dave Duncan
1:25 – 7u Crusaders – John Roberts
1:30 – 7u Lancers – Luke Hogan
1:35 – 8u Gems – Pheebe Watson
1:40 – 8u Bowmen – Greg Sworden
1:45 – 8u Crusaders – Dave Hanretty
1:50 – 9u Archers – Doug Colville
1:55 – 9u Jesters – Sean Brennan
2:00 – 9u Crusaders – Wes Taylor
2:05 – 9u Cavaliers – Pat Trimboli
2:10 – 2:25pm CLUB SPECIAL AWARDS
2:30- 10u Cavaliers – Andrew Clements
2:35 – 10u Jesters – Colin LeClere
2:40 – 10u Crusaders – Brett Piper
2:45 – 12u Cavaliers – Matt Tebbet
2:50 – 12u Crusaders – Dave Martyn
2.55 – 13u CH/QH JV – Eddie Seda
3:00 – 14u Knights – Matt Taylor
3:05 – 14u Bowmen – Neil Thomas
3:10 – 16u Bowmen – Tim Richards
3:15 – 16u Crusaders – Nick Chappell
3:20 – 16u Cavaliers – Brendan Wallace
4.00 – AGM

Trials

Trials for Hills Little League will commence at Corbin Reserve commencing at 9:00am on Sunday the 31st January, 2021 and will continue until the two teams are selected.
Trials for Junior LL will also commence at Corbin on 31st January, commencing @ 1pm. Trials for the two 10-11 teams will be held on Saturday afternoon 6th February, 2021 from 1pm at a venue to be determined
Dates of trials and venues for Senior LL (two teams) and Intermediate LL (one team) will be advised next week.
Players must pre-register for all trials. Registration is to include player’s name, DOB, Club and two preferred playing positions.
The registration for LL and Junior LL is to be forwarded by email to johnyardhere@yahoo.com.au by Thursday 28th January.
To be eligible players must not have changed Clubs or Associations since Season 2019/20, unless providing documented change of Residential Address. Those players who have formal acknowledgement of ‘Friendship status’ are exempt of this Rule.

There is a significant change to LL Rules this Season. Players are now longer required to play in a particular Charter to be able to be eligible for selection in a particular LL team. The only requirements now are that players are the eligible age and they have played a minimum of 60% of the games drawn in the current Hills Competition.
Players cannot trial for more than one aged team, so if you are age-eligible for two teams, choose wisely.
Exception players born between September, 2008 and August, 2011 can trial for LL AND the 10-11 team. Where there are two Hills teams in the same Charter they will be selected so that they are of equal strength.
Should players miss a trial the selection process will be that if a player ranked above them is cut, then so too will the player who has missed the trial.
I have some doubt whether there will be sufficient players for two equal strength teams in Junior LL. We cannot enter only one team so there would be no team at all.

It is mandatory that all Parents attending any trial, or any game in Hills sign in on using the Club’s QR Code
Coaches have not yet been appointed for any of the LL teams

Eligible ages are:
10-11 team DOB range – 1st September, 2009 to 30th August, 2011
LL team DOB range – 1st September, 2008 and 30th August, 2011
Intermediate LL DOB range – 1st September, 2007 to 30th August, 2010.
Junior LL DOB range – 1st September, 2006 to 30th August, 2009
Senior LL DOB range – 1st September, 2004 to 30th August, 2006

John

Club Update

To all Castle Hill Knights players, parents, supporters, sponsors and committee members

Castle Hill Knights Baseball Club is adhering to guidelines of Baseball NSW (see attached) and Hills Baseball Association has recommended.  As a result;

1. There will be no grand finals played this weekend. All games are cancelled.

2. There will be no Hills Little League, Junior League, Senior League or Minor League training. Training cancelled to further notice. All State Little League tournaments have been postponed.

3. There will be no Senior Winter League baseball before May 2nd. Please let our seniors VP know if you’re playing via email but do not pay your registration yet.  For those that have already paid, please contact Pat if you have any questions.  Further notice will be provided on season start dates as the situation becomes clearer.

4. Knights Under Lights winter development program is not meant to start until the beginning of May, however we feel it best to advise that the program is currently on hold.  Further notice will be provided on this program as the situation becomes clearer.

5 . There is to be NO group training of any baseball teams at either Castle Glen or Knights field.

6 . The Castle Hill Baseball presentation day is postponed until further notice.

7. The Castle Hill Baseball AGM is postponed until further notice.

Stay tuned to our club Facebook page as we will have excellent stories and great baseball tidbits to share with you. Plus, we will keep you posted with what’s happening in the future.
Finally, thank you for a wonderful summer season for our seniors and juniors. 

BNSW COVID-19 Update

Enjoy your families.

Castle Hill Baseball Committee.