BV Logo Header

Baseball Victoria Awards Life Membership to Mick Wearne and Samantha Hamilton

Baseball Victoria
06 March 2023

Baseball Victoria is pleased to announce the life membership of Mick Wearne and Samantha Hamilton following the BV Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 22 February 2023.

“We are proud to confer life membership on Mick Wearne and Samantha Hamilton in accordance with Article 8 of the Baseball Victoria Constitution,” BV CEO Chet Gray said. “This is such a well-deserved honour for these two leaders who have dedicated many years of service to baseball in Victoria. They continue to lead the way in supporting and ultimately growing women’s baseball, and we are very grateful for their ongoing contributions to our great game.”

Mick Wearne

Mick Wearne is a long-standing club president, committee member, and player who has been involved with baseball in Victoria for over 50 years.

As the president of Springvale Baseball Club since 2001, Mick has fostered the club’s well-known women’s participation and development programs, including the new Diamond Girls initiative launched in 2019 for local school students.

A current committee member of the BV Women’s Pathway Working Group, Mick has previously served as an assistant coach for the gold medal-winning Victorian Women’s State Team in 2004 and 2005.

His decades of service to the Victorian baseball community also include co-founding Berwick Baseball Club in 1988 and life membership with Melbourne Aces.

Samantha Hamilton

Samantha Hamilton is a decorated Victorian and Australian representative who remains dedicated to developing and mentoring the next generation of players across the club, state, and international levels.

Samantha was appointed women’s head coach at Doncaster Baseball Club in 2006. Under her leadership, Doncaster has secured over ten premierships across all divisions and developed more than 20 players through the state and national program.

She’s recently stepped up to the plate as Victorian Women’s Head Coach, leading the state team to a silver medal finish last year before coaching the Victoria Aces to a first-place finish in the Australian Women’s Baseball Showcase.


linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram