- 7. Jul, 2019
25 Seasons Of Southern Stars - History of Stars
History of Southern Stars Baseball Club
A letter was written on the 16th of November 1994 to the Logan City Council proposing the establishment of a new club in the Western Logan City area for the 1995/96 season.
Since the closure of the Browns Plains section of the Western Districts club, which played out of the Browns Plains State High School grounds, a baseball club had not serviced the area. Therefore, it was proposed for the 1995/96 season that a new club, independent of established club ties, would be formed to fill the void.
After initial discussions with interested parties, a steering committee was formed which included Brett Wood and Peter Oversluizen. It was decided that the new club name would be Southern Stars Baseball Club. The club colours would be Aqua/turquoise (Marlins) tops with silver and black trim, grey pants with black trim, Aqua/turquoise and black cap. The colour Maroon was introduced into the uniform in the 2007/08 season.
They proposed to nominate T-Ball, U/12, U/14, U/16, U/18 and Premier League Division 3 teams for the 1995/96 season. They planned to play their home games at the Browns Plains State High School until the 1997/98 season, then move to a new ground developed on a preferred council site.
In 1995/96 season, the club did blossomed into a very strong club with three senior teams, a couple of junior teams and well over 50 committee and club members. The club added a few more junior teams and more members the next season and had also lodged plans with the Logan council to move to a new field. The club got the go ahead in 1996 to move from the high school to the current location in Regents Park. The Southern Stars Baseball Club moved into their new field at Regency Park, Regency Drive, Regents Park by Christmas 1997. The move proved fruitful, with more junior team being developed and more members joining after the relocation.
This was not the preferred site of the 1994 steering committee, which had nominated the Browns Plains landfill in their five-year plan. Nearly fifteen years on, the Browns Plains landfill on Browns Plains Road is starting to be developed into sporting facilities with the formation of a few soccer and rugby fields and a basketball stadium at the entrance, which is home to Logan thunder.
Over the past seventeen years, the club has grown into the family club we see today, only to improve as each year goes by. Since the club has formed, we have seen well over 500 club members’ come and go; there are a couple of members still here from the beginning of Southern Stars. Compared to the other Brisbane clubs we compete against in competition, Southern Stars would have to be one of the smallest clubs in Brisbane, if not the smallest. This has not been an obstacle for our junior players, with the many dedicated club members and coaches producing young stars that have gone on to represent their region “Brisbane West”, their state “Queensland” and also Australia at the Cal Ripken World series.
Southern Stars: Where young Stars are developed.
- 17. Mar, 2019
Fund raising Hit-A-Thon and Community dat
As the original fund raising day was a wash out we have rescheduled to the 30th March beginning at 8.00am, we will have market stalls, Fund raising sausage sizzle and the canteen will be open. We would also like to invite players and the general public to this event, entry is $10.00 per person.
- 17. Mar, 2019
Annual General Meeting 2019
The date of the Annual General Meeting will be 30 March 2019 beginning at 12.00 pm, following will be the junior presentations and break up party.
We will have jumping castles and party until 5.00pm. We would like to have as many attend as possible.
- 27. Aug, 2018
Junior makes Rep Side
Congratulations to Ryan Lilly, Ryan has been selected for the U16 Regional team for State titles
- 24. Jun, 2018
Women's day on the Diamond
Saturday 21st July will see the first women's day at Southern Stars. We have advertised on Facebook for interested players. The event is a fundraising adventure for women to have fun, meet new people and play baseball. If you would like to join in please head to our facebook page and say hi.
- 16. Mar, 2018
a huge congrats to Karen Gallpen
Karen has been invited to be one of the umpires at Australian Women's National Titles
the tournament is being held in Geelong Victoria over 10 days
- 20. Jul, 2017
The committee is scheduling a working bee for the 3rd weekend in August
we will be doing Diamond renovations, top dressing, Mound repairs, home plate repairs & a multitude of small jobs to prepare for the Summer of 17/18
more information to follow
- 20. Jul, 2017
Sign on days start this weekend 22nd & 23rd of July
- 2. Sep, 2016
Regional AGM news
at the recent Regional AGM there were several important decisions made that we hope will enhance our club as well as our region overall.
1. Bris. West will be running its own under 10 competition with 6 teams rather than being "guests" of Bris. South
2. An RDC, Regional Director of Coaching will be appointed to work for the region to increase club participation, improve our regional junior Rep. teams, assist club coaches to improve delivery as well as working with schools etc to create more interest from players at club level.
3. Club President Andrew Gallpen was voted in as Vice President of our Region
- 2. Sep, 2016
Field prep Sunday 11/09/2016
the mound & home plate will be getting a makeover on the day, we also plan to re-set our bases, install junior layout fittings, tidy up the grass & gardens & generally prepare for our biggest season yet
- 2. Sep, 2016
Junior come & try day Saturday 10/09/2016
We are having another come & try day on Saturday 10/08 so head down to the club & get into the fun of hitting, throwing & catching a baseball just like in the Major League
- 5. Jul, 2016
QBUA announce FREE umpires level 1 course
Queensland Baseball Umpires Association has announced the day for their 2016 level 1 Umpires course Saturday Sept. 10, 2016 at Ipswich Musketeers
the form is available on our links page or contact Andrew or Karen
- 27. Jun, 2016
Sign-ons, Timberjacks, field maintenance ( whew )
Happy to announce our Sign-on days are starting from next week onward so stay tuned for updates, times etc, Timberjacks junior tournament in Lismore begins next week with quite a few of our juniors involved ( & Karen of course )
We will be doing some remedial work on the mound, home plate & the bases getting ready for the Summer season, putting clay into the home plate area & mound for better footing, new junior & senior base fixings to improve both the look & set out
- 31. May, 2016
SQWBL is going strong, AGM news
Welcome Samantha as our new Registrar, Welcome Back Karen as our new Vice-President, Welcome back Liam, Thalia, Andrew for another season.
SQWBL has 2 teams made up from our Summer Comp. with some well placed extras in both teams. it is a social event every week :-) with all the players enjoying the format
- 13. Apr, 2016
AGM & trophy Day
Well it's AGM time again. That means Junior Presentations and your chance to Vote on Committee and even nominate for positions. All Players and members are welcome. Saturday 7th May 2016 at The Club House
- 4. Oct, 2015
Game 1 done & dusted
Well done all our Seniors 3 games today the season has begun
lets hope our season rolls on with great team work all round
thank you too to our canteen girl Savanah who did an awesome job looking after the home team this week
- 29. Sep, 2015
Senior Draw out now
New draw out now on BQ website with 1 team in Pac C North and 2 Teams in Pac C South. North has a home game this week-end. South are both away with 1 in Toowoomba and the other in Beenleigh
- 12. Sep, 2015
Pre-Season Tournament day
Well what a day!!! Players from Windsor, Toowoomba & of course Southern Stars
took part in a day of games at Southern Stars. A huge thank you to Kevin McGuire our International umpire for doing all four games on the day "GREAT EFFORT" also thanks go to our ground staff, Canteen Co-ordinator, ALL the players & members of the committee who gave up their Saturday to make the day a success
- 5. Sep, 2015
FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING
What a week we had over 20 juniors on Tuesday & Wednesday night
And a full showing of Seniors on Thursday night.
It looks like we will have a busy season
well done to all the parents on Tuesday & Wednesday who got in and gave our coaches a hand, Thank You
- 26. Jul, 2015
Great day at the carnival, Buster was a great success helping to hand out flyers to lots of people for our upcoming sign-on days Saturday 1st of August & Saturday 8th of August. plenty of enquiries at our stall as well, many thanks to Garry, Karen, Karissa, Jessie, Tahlia, Dean, & a very enthusiastic Riley for their help through the day.
- 26. Jul, 2015
BREWERS win Semi-Final 5 - 2 Great result!!!
4th place Brewers beat 1st place Athletics in a hard fought semi.
Down 1 nil at the top of the second innings Brewers made the next 2 innings theirs then Mick Kiely drove an in park Home Run to seal the win
- 23. Jul, 2015
Calamvale Carnival is on Again
Southern Stars is flying the BASEBALL FLAG at the Calamvale Carnival again this year
we have a stall where you can sign-on, have a throw at "PETE" the catcher and Meet "BUSTER" the Brisbane Bandits Mascot, buy some tickets in our raffle with prizes like a Canon Camera, Mooeys Voucher, An Autographed Baseball from the Australian team who took on the Dodgers & Diamondbacks in last years MLB warm up games. So come on down this Saturday and say HI!!!!!!!
- 19. Jul, 2015
Winter Wonderland For our team in SQWBL
Karen Gallpen wins our first trophy for the Winter Season
Karen out hit all the guys in the Reserve Grade Home Run Derby to take first place
for the BREWERS Winter team in the SQWBL, 2nd Place went to Chris Marlow of the Brewers so another great result. We are now into the Semi-Finals next week as a team looking to finish the season on a real high.
- 3. May, 2015
Umpires Annual Dinner Awards
Well Done yet again to Kevin Maguire, Kevin was honoured with the State Directors Trophy and a certificate of appreciation for his hard work and ongoing commitment to our great game. Kevin has also been recognised with a berth at the World Little League titles in Chinese Taipei later this year
- 26. Apr, 2015
Southern Stars welcomes Thalia Bailey ( Secretary ), Liam Robinson ( treasurer ) & Andrew Burgess ( Vice-President ) to our new look committee Andrew Gallpen was re-elected as President While Karen Gallpen has stood down but will continue as our Junior development officer and as assistant to all our committee members
- 30. Mar, 2015
Well it's AGM time again. That means Junior Presentations and your chance to Vote on Committee and even nominate for positions. All Players and members are welcome. Sunday 12th of April at 3pm at The Club House
- 25. Mar, 2015
We strike again
how's this for a stat. 4 of the umpires at the junior grand finals held at Padres Redcliffe are or were members of Southern Stars Baseball Club that is nearly 50%
pretty good for a "SMALL CLUB" I had the pleasure of basing the under 16 Div.1 game
what a buzz
- 16. Mar, 2015
What an awesome day at Southern Stars Hundreds of people watching great Baseball, perfect weather & the place looked great and WE ROCKED!!!!!
- 11. Mar, 2015
Grand Finals at Southern Stars
Baseball in Regents Park has hit the big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are hosting a huge day of Grand Final action this Sunday 15/03/2015
Pacific League A, B & C are on field throughout the day