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WELCOME TO THE REDBACKS!

Here’s some info to get you started on your Redbacks journey.

Our Culture

At the West Coburg Redbacks we value an inclusive and supportive community above anything else.  We believe if we get the environment right then success of all forms will follow.

Who Can Play?

Our club and competition provides opportunities for anyone from five years old upwards of any skill level to play Softball.  We run modified games for our younger members (T-Ball, Coach Pitch).

When We Play?

Our main season runs from the first Saturday in October until the last Saturday in March.

We start our season with an Open Day on the first Saturday in September where both new and old members are welcome to try some Softball activities and meet new team mates and coaches.

During the season there are also opportunities to represent our club in Junior Carnivals, State Championships and National Championships.

There are other opportunities to play outside of the summer season including:

  • Term 3 T-Ball (Primary School age children)
  • Term 3 Junior fundamentals sessions for beginners (7-14 years old)
  • Winter Softball from June – August
  • Masters Softball – Tasmania (Labour Day weekend in March), Shepparton (Kings Birthday weekend in June), Australian Masters Games (first week in October every second year), Pan Pacs (first week in November every second year)
  • Slow Pitch Softball (a version of Softball focused more on hitting and fielding with the speed of the pitching limited).

Where We Play and Train?

We train at the Softball diamonds at Keilor Park Recreation Reserve.  Training nights are typically:

  • Tuesdays from 5.30pm – 7pm for T-Ball/Under 12s
  • Wednesday from 5.30pm – 7.30pm for Under 14/16/19
  • Wednesday from 6.30pm – 8pm for Seniors

We play in the North West Softball League with teams from Hume City Softball Association (18 Rhyolite Drive Craigieburn), Northern Districts Softball Association (Mill Park Recreation Reserve) and Sunshine Softball Association (More Park) on Saturdays.  There will typically be four Wednesday night games included during the season.  The four venues are played at on a rotating basis.

Game times are as follows:

  • T-Ball: 8.30am – 9.15am
  • Under 12: 9.30am – 10.45am
  • Under 14: 11.30am – 12.50pm
  • Under 16: 9.30am – 10.50am
  • Under 19: 11.30am – 12.50pm
  • Seniors: 1.30pm – 3.00pm or 3.30pm – 5.00pm

Wednesday night games will be played from 6.30pm – 8.00pm.

What You Need to Play?

For training you’ll need to wear something your comfortable to exercise in, we’ll have all the gear for you to use until you are ready to buy your own.

For games you will need the following uniform items:

  • Redbacks Hat/Visor
  • Redbacks Playing Top
  • Black Undershirt (optional)
  • Black Pants
  • Red Belt
  • Red Socks (if your pants aren’t full length)

How Much Are Playing Fees

As a guide only, fees for the 2023/24 season were:

  • T-Ball: $55
  • 12 & Under: $140
  • 13 -17: $200
  • 18+: $250

2024/25 fees are not yet set and may change from the above.

Key Dates

First Training Session: 4 September 2024, 5.30pm – 8.00pm

Open Day: 7 September 2024, 1.00pm – 4.00pm

Memorial Shield (Senior Players Pre-Season Tournament): 14/15 September 2024 at Presidents Park Wyndham Vale

First Game of Summer Season: 5 October 2024

Under 12 Super Softball Carnival: 1 December 2024

Pan Pacific Games (Senior Players 35+ years old): 1-10 November 2024, Gold Coast QLD

Tasmanian Masters Games (Senior Players 35+ years old): 8-10 March 2025

North West Softball League Grand Final: Saturday 29 March 2025

West Coburg Redbacks Presentation Night: Saturday 5 April 2025, 5.00pm – 10.00pm

Victorian Masters Championships (Senior Players 35+ years old): 7-9 June 2024 (venue to be advised)

Key Club Contacts

If you need any more information please feel free to contact any of our below committee members.  They will be more than happy to help you out.

Email: westcoburgredbacks@gmail.com

President: Mel Triulcio

Vice President: Campbell Love

Secretary: Bridget Gatt

Treasurer / Chief Coach: Justin Zelones, 0414 871 540

Committee Member: Tiffany Iannazzo

 

Sounds Good?  How Do I Register?

  1. If you've never played softball before for a club (schools don't count!) then hit the NEW MEMBER button to join the fun, whether that be Seniors, Juniors, T-Ball or Home Run Heroes. We've also got an option to Come and Try for FREE at a training session if you want to see if we're a good fit for you.
  2. If you've played anywhere in Australia since 2021 then hit the RETURNING MEMBER button. You'll need your Softball ID and login info to do this. If you don't have this then please contact us via email at westcoburgredbacks@gmail.com

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