CLUB NEWS UPDATES

14. Aug, 2019

Working Bee

We will have a working bee on 24 & 25 August anyone who is able to give a hand will be greatly appreciated. This is for ground maintenance to the infield. If you can spare a couple of hours please let the groundsman Garry know.

14. Aug, 2019

Fund Raising begins with Bunnings

The first of our fund raising initiatives begins this weekend with a Bunnings BBQ at Browns Plains. We then are hosting a Spring Fair on the 7th September, which is coming together nicely with stall holders, jumping castles, Marshall from Paw Patrol will be coming along to have a go at t-ball.

24. Jul, 2019

How your fees are calculated

With all sports there are fees required to be paid. Please find attached the Baseball Queensland and Baseball Australia fee component which are incorporated into the fee structure. Additional membership fees and game fees $10.00 for seniors/masters and womens, $5.00 per game for juniors.
This season the fees are as follow
Seniors and Monday night Masters $420.00 + $10.00 per game played
U20 $400 + $10 per game played
Senior League (U16) $360 + $5.00 per game played in senior league
Junior League (U14 $
Little League Majors (U12) $320 + $5.00 per game played
Little League Minors (U10) $270 + $5.00 per game played
Rookie Ball (U8) $175 + $5.00 per game played.
Womens (Girls over 15) $170 + $10 per game played
Part of the costing for games goes toward the end of season function for families and players.

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

Karen is appointed to Umpire crew for Womens Nationals

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

Working Bee

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 announced

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

Calamvale Carnival Wrap

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 into SQWBL Reserve Grade Final

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

new committee

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

AGM TIME

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

Awesome day

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