Tee-Ball News

Carine Cats Softball

As the end of the season approaches, you might be thinking about and making plans for next season. We’re hoping you might think about Little League Softball.

Did you know:
– Softball is not just for girls, but boys can also play.
– Softball is not just for skilled players – there are teams for all levels of ability.
– Little League Softball has three age groups – U11, U13 and U15. This year there were only 4 teams (and not enough players for U11’s), so U13’s started the season playing machine pitch and progressed to pitching in the second half of the season. Hopefully next year we can get enough players to have some U11 teams.
– Softball is not just for older girls – this season, there were players as young as 7 and they were all able to hit the ball and play.
– Little League softball is played at 5.00pm on Friday nights at the State Softball Centre in Mirrabooka. Games go for 1.5 hours. Please feel free to come down and watch us play this Friday or next and see how the game is played and how much fun the kids have (there is no fee to come and watch, and Premier League is on right after Little League). With Friday night games, you can still play teeball on Saturdays.
– Softball can also be played over Winter – it is called Winter Ball. Carine Cats are currently looking for players of all ages (adults too, so if you are interested, contact the softball registrar or check the website for more information).
– Coaches are available and would love to come to one of your team’s final training sessions (during, before or after – whatever will suit your team best) and let kids have a go at hitting with the machine. For most kids they are worried that they won’t be able to hit the ball and get embarrassed – most surprise themselves! If you would like to arrange something, please call Ryan (0439 813 674).
– We will also be around after the closing ceremony if you’d like to come and try or watch some of our littler kids in action.

Carine Cats Ball Club Inc – AGM



The Carine Cats Ball Club Inc

will be holding their

Annual General Meeting


Monday 28 April 2014

in the

Main Hall

Carine Open Space Clubrooms

Starting 7:30pm

All Club Life Members encouraged to attend

Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the meeting

Any queries or apologise to Club Secretary, Natalie Berriman at secretary@carinecats.com.au

Tough States competition in record heat

Four teams from the Carine Cats Tee-ball Division braved the heat to compete in the TBAWA States Championships over the March long weekend. Having already played an additional 9 to 13 games prior to the Championship, the players then battled it out in five games over three days with 84 other teams from 30 clubs around Western Australia. At the end of the competition, each player received a pennant and celebrated their participation at a windup party on Monday.

The final results were:
Carine 9A – 3rd in A Division
Carine 10A – 3rd in A Division
Carine 10B – 6th in B Division
Carine 13A – 6th in A Division

Well done teams!

Congratulations to our U13 Girls!


The regular Wembley Teeball Competition season has ended and congratulations go to the Carine Cats’ very own Crusty Crushers for being the Under 13 Girls A Grade division winners!

But the action isn’t over yet.

The Crusty Crushers will play the Carine Cats Grand Cinemas Minions in the Semi Finals on Saturday 8 March 2014 at Birralee Reserve.

The game starts at 9:30am and goes for 7 innings.

Come on down and cheer for the girls!

Great turnout at the Closing Ceremony


There was a great turnout for the closing ceremony to mark the end of the 2013/14 tee-ball season. Brian Gannon, the Club’s President, thanked the players and parents for their enthusiastic participation and Denice Byrne, the Tee-Ball Chairperson, rallied up the crowd with an “I love tee-ball” chant before encouraging them to remind their parents to enrol them for the following season.

Lachlan Dale of Baseball WA also addressed the crowd while Matt Dixon from Perth Heat handed out the 100 game trophies to three of our young players. The children then got to have their photo taken with the Claxton Shield, kindly loaned by the 2014 winners Perth Heat.

Check out more photos in the Tee-Ball Gallery¬†under “Miscellaneous”.