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Play Ball

The baseball season is upon us and the Bellarine Bears based at Wallington Reserve have a big season planned. Building on last year’s success the club has expanded to host 8 teams in the Geelong league, which kicks off for all grades straight after Easter.


The Bears are looking to recruit new players at all skill levels for T-ball, U12, U14 as well as seniors. Cricketers especially can hone their skills in the off season. Haven’t played? No problem – come along for some exercise and great comradery.


A T-ball program aimed at kids aged 4 through 9 runs Sunday mornings from 9:30am. It usually has about 20 kids but always happy to see more. Great numbers for juniors this season too, with 2 under 12 teams as well as the basis for an under 14 squad. Juniors’ train Tuesday nights, 5pm at the Bears ground. Contact juniorcoordinator@bellarinebears.org.au or call Matt Connell on 0400 614 444.


The league’s only all women’s team have picked up a number of new players after their inaugural season last year. Meg Fahy will coach on game days and the side will continue to have more success and a lot of fun again this year. With a healthy number of players in the men’s competition the Bears have added a men’s C-grade alongside the women’s team. B-reserve are looking to develop this year under new coach Chris Dunn. A-Reserve, now coached by Wayne Visser will look to emulate last year’s pennant while promoting some of our promising juniors. The quality of the team in A-Reserve will help push the strength in the A-Grade team who have gone close over recent years but are really looking to break a 24 year pennant drought with new coach Lewis Weldon.


Good luck Bears.


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