After a decade long absence, baseball is back on the Sunshine Coast.
In February 2017, following close to two years of planning, Sunshine Coast Baseball started our first 8-week T-Ball programme at the North Shore Multisports Complex in Mudjimba. It was a modest yet inspiring start with just under 20 registered players.
Following on from that, in October 2017, our first short season of baseball commenced with:
- 4 T-Ball teams
- 4 Little League Baseball Teams
- 2 Adult Senior Baseball Teams
At this point Sunshine Coast had the greatest growth numbers for the sport of baseball in Queensland.
Our second season of competition commenced in January 2018. Weather conditions lead to occasional ground closures, and the decision to take the game to the beach meant that player involvement was still high and the fun-filled action packed game of Sandball was invented. Watch out Beach Volleyball, Sandball is coming for you!
On April 28th, 2018 the Inaugural General Meeting was held, and it was voted that Sunshine Coast Baseball Association would become incorporated. Incorporation was granted on May 17th, 2018. This has allowed Sunshine Coast to become an affiliated region of Baseball Queensland and Baseball Australia, opening the doors to the baseball world for the Sunshine Coast.
Heading forward, the 2018 Spring Season will take place at North Shore Multisports Complex, Mudjimba with the first games slated for October 2018. Catering to teams taking part in T-Ball, Rookie Ball, Little League, Junior League and Adult Senior League.
As the Sunshine Coast Baseball Association Inc. grows there will be opportunity for teams to represent the greater Sunshine Coast region at State, National and International tournaments in Little League, Intermediate League and Senior League Baseball. The top regional charter teams from State Championships travel to the National Championships, with the National Champions for the each league level heading to their respective World Series in the USA each year. Having an Adult Senior team taking part in the Greater Brisbane League (GBL), Queensland’s premier baseball competition, is also on the horizon.