Commencement of UMBC training

We commence pre-season training on Wednesday 6th of March (this upcoming Wednesday) starting at 5:00 pm in the nets, and then move to the Hockey field at 6:30 pm. We won’t have access to the area of grass within the nets area as Women’s cricket are currently gearing up for finals, and need to train. However, they have kindly allowed us to utilise the batting cages for our work.

As usual, a new intake of students will bring interest in the first few weeks, so as you usually do, if you’re able to lend them a hand or give them a tip, please do so.

Also, please remember, in the first few weeks (until advised otherwise), we ask you to wear runners to training, as no use of cleated shoes will be allowed on the hockey field.

It’s been a long off-season. Let’s gear up for an awesome 2013 winter campaign. Look forward to seeing you all in the weeks ahead.
Kind Regards,
Sid Paleri
UMBC Secretary

Players representing their state

UMBC congratulates their players who have been selected to represent their state at the upcoming Australian Women’s National Baseball Championships.
The tournament will be held over the Easter break.

Victoria Blue
Ursula Howard
Vic Brown
Bronwyn Gell

Victoria White
Mel Gregory (Assistant Coach, former UMBC women’s coach)
Jess Johnson and Ellen Goodrope were appointed captains of the team

Players in finals
There are a number of current UMBC members who are representing their summer clubs in the finals:
Steve Lehmann (Assistant Coach of UMBC) – Essendon
Richard King (Due to make his return to playing at UMBC again this year) – Essendon Coach
Casey Jones and Paul Jones – Essendon

In other news;
Robbie Higginson will be missed from the club this winter as his work has taken him to Perth.
Nicole Smith is getting married in April, congrats Nic!


Congratulations are in order for last night’s award winners for the 2012 season. They were:

MVP – First IX (E. T. Austen Award) – Jake Breen

MVP – Second IX – Piers Gillett

MVP – Third IX – Deepak Kumar

MVP – Fourth IX – Xavier Saunder

MVP – Fifth IX – Davy Wang

MVP – Women’s – Ursula Howard and Vibeke Pedersen

Coach’s Award (Roy Gross Memorial Award) – Ryan Sauer

Best Rookie (President’s Award) – Karl Whatham

Best Clubperson (Jim Sawyer Memorial Award) – Judy Nash


And a big Thank You to everyone who contributed to the planning and running of the night!


Presentation Night 2012

Presentation Night has been announced for Saturday the 15th of September from 6:30pm!

This year we return to the University of Melbourne Boat House, and its set to be a big one! There is a rumour that the pricing may include all you can eat AND drink.

Make sure to keep the date free and look out for emails regarding details, or see the facebook group.



Last Home Game Dinner

Hi All,

This weekend is the last home game at Ross Straw Field for the Firsts to the Fours.

To mark the occasion, there will be a BBQ after the game, and should be $5 per head and will include a drink (Carlton or Soft Drink).

So come down and get a cheap feed, and enjoy watching the end of the late game and the company.

The BBQ will start from around 4pm.


Hope to see you there,


Trivia Night 2012!

Hi All,

Don’t forget, the Trivia Night is on Saturday July 21st! Also known as Tomorrow!
As usual, it is at The Clyde (385 Cardigan St, Carlton).

Bring friends, family, and/or any trivia lovers you know.

This is one of the biggest social nights of the year for the club, so don’t miss out on the fun!

Meals from 6:30, Trivia starts at 7:30. Entry is $10, and there are lots of random prizes to be won.

Hope to see you there,



Heritage Game – 1st July 2012

Hey Guys,

Don’t forget the annual Heritage Game between the UMBC and Westgarth Veterans kicks off at 12:30pm on Sunday the 1st of July. The Firsts will also play their game on the Sunday instead of Saturday this weekend. All other games at normal scheduled times.

There is a Heritage Game dinner the night before, at The Clyde Hotel, corner of Elgin and Cardigan Street in Carlton from 6:30 pm.

Hope you can all make it!