We are proud to announce that an opportunity to open up a new pathway for Girls and Women to enjoy their Baseball has come to The Dolphins.
We are very fortunate to have Peter Neads, Laura Neads and Rosemary Neads returning to the Dolphins after helping Greenway secure an enviable record of success in NSW Women’s League over the last fourteen years.
Our Club is extremely lucky to have players of the calibre of Laura (Neads), Claire O’Sullivan, Jordan Richardson and others joining us to create a women’s first grade team. All these players have played or are playing for Australia. With this depth of playing and coaching experience it is an outstanding opportunity to have these amazing people mentor other players at our club.
The NSW Women’s League
The NSW Women’s League is a high-level Home and Away competition held by Baseball NSW each Summer from September to March exclusively for female players.
The Baseball NSW Women’s League Handbook provides Club details and contact information, ground locations, rules and conditions of play.
There are two Grades of Competition.
- 1st Grade play 2-hour 15-minute games Saturday afternoons and evenings. The season game schedule has been released and is available here. Changes may occur, so please check on the weekly draw.
- 2nd Grade play 2-hour games on Friday Nights from 7:30pm. The season game schedule has been released and is available here. Changes may occur, so please check on the weekly draw.
Minimum ages for Women’s baseball are 15 years for 1st grade and 14 years for 2nd grade.
Weekly training will likely be on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm. There will also be other opportunities for players to train each week at Chifley on an individual basis or in small groups for those finding the time to do so.
It is expected that teams will comprise players that are motivated to do their best for themselves and their teammates. Players that can work co-operatively with their team leadership to achieve the best they can as a group.
Make no mistake these teams comprise young and more experienced players who love the game. Players that want to do all they can to perform their best for their team and their individual satisfaction. Pursuing and reaching their personal goals. Some will train specifically for Baseball with strength, speed, fitness and skills outside of their scheduled team training. These are smart, energetic and disciplined individuals that we believe are excellent role models for younger players in Baseball.
Girls and Women’s Pathways
We believe that between Saturday Juniors, Sunday Minor League and now NSW Women’s League we are maximising the opportunity for girls and young women to have a pathway in baseball that may see them grow individually and as a group. Some of these players may go on to represent NSW at National Championships and Australia in the World Cup and maybe one day, the Olympics.
All should be future leaders and mentors in our community on and off the field.