Baseball Victoria has been informed of three winter associations’ decisions on the future of the 2020 winter season. Melbourne Winter Baseball League (MWBL) and Dandenong Baseball Association (DBA) have canceled both their senior and junior seasons, while Geelong Baseball Association (GBA) has canceled the senior season in light of the continued COVID-19 crisis.
Bendigo Baseball Association, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association, North Eastern Baseball Association and Sunraysia Baseball League will continue junior activities while planning for seniors competition. All clubs across Victoria are able to continue their current training programs while following the Baseball Victoria Continued Activity/Return to Play guidelines. All members must register with Baseball Victoria prior to returning to activity.
“Baseball Victoria supports the decision of the winter associations MWBL, DBA and GBA to cancel part or all of their seasons,” Baseball Victoria CEO Kristie Middleton said. “We will look at alternative ways to provide baseball opportunities to juniors throughout Victoria and seniors when appropriate.”
Baseball Victoria continues to liaise with the Victorian Summer Baseball League Clubs to confirm the commencement dates and details for summer baseball and discuss what today’s announcements may mean for the VSBL competition.
Any Baseball Victoria member who has previously held a dual registration between an association that has canceled the season and one that has not is able to continue to do so. No new dual registrations will be permitted.
Winter associations will provide further details on their senior and junior programs via their communication channels. Click HERE to view winter association details.
Baseball Victoria continues to monitor the evolving COVID-19 situation in the state, including the current stage three restrictions in place for 10 postcodes. Click HERE to read our update from 30 June 2020 on how these stay-at-home orders affect our continued activity.
Members are reminded that to return to activity you must register – click HERE to select your club from the Baseball Victoria Website and complete your registration.
The Baseball Victoria COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions have been updated – click HERE to review the changes.
Baseball Victoria's Continued Activity/Play Plan details the current guidelines. Click HERE to view the all COVID-19 club resources.
If you have any questions please contact Baseball Victoria, with full contact details available HERE.
As a reminder, the COVIDSafe app is now available and will allow authorities to quickly track and control the spread of COVID-19. Please consider downloading the app to help save lives, protect the community and get baseball back as soon as possible. Click HERE to learn more.
For up-to-date information on keeping your family safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website HERE.
All further updates from Baseball Victoria will be available on the Baseball Victoria website and will also be communicated by the Baseball Victoria social media channels.