CARINE CATS BALL CLUB INC. 40 YEARS ON….

Carine Cats Ball Club Inc is a collective umbrella for the sports of Tee-ball, Baseball and Softball. The original club was formed with the intention of getting the growing sport of Tee-ball started in the Carine area, and at that time it was known as the Carine Tee-ball Club.

The home of Softball, Baseball and Tee-Ball in Carine

CLUB FORMATION

Mr Ted Smith, from the Carine Junior Cricket Club, convened a meeting at Davallia Primary School on the 23rd August 1979. He proposed the formation of a sporting club that would cater for a number of sports in the area. He envisaged that the Carine Sporting Club would be the parent body with each sport having a representative on the Club Council.

 

It was reported at registration days held at Carine High School and Davallia Primary School that the club would either play in the Wanneroo Competition or the Wembley Competition. However, on the 21st August Mr Ray Buckley had been advised by a member of the Wanneroo Association that players would have to register in the Wanneroo Club.

 

After discussions involving all aspects of the formation of a club or joining other associations Mr Ross George moved that the club join the Wanneroo Tee-ball Association for the 1979/80 season. This motion was seconded by Mr Rob Wittber. The motion was lost on a show of hands. Mr Ian Jasper then moved a motion that the Carine Tee-ball Association be formed, and that the committee explore the possibility of playing against other teams or associations. This motion was seconded by Mrs. Speer. The motion was carried on a show of hands. This formerly started the Carine Tee-ball Club.

The first committee of the Carine Tee-ball Association were elected and the members were:

President: Mr. Ted Smith
Vice President: Mr. Ross George
Secretary: Mrs. Marge Vanderwilk
Treasurer: Mr. Neil Thomson
Registrar: Mr. Raymond Buckley

Committee

Mr. Ian Jasper Mr. John Clarke
Mr. John Parker Mrs. Bickell
Mr. Rob Wittber Mr. Ken Ridge
Mr. Robin Seal Mr. Syd Harman
Mr. Kent Hamilton Mr. Keith Smith
Mr. Nick Piccirilli Mr. Graeme Clapp

1979/80; President - Ted Smith

  • The first playing season was the 1979 / 1980 season and 159 players (131 boys and 28 girls) were registered with 12 teams. Sandra Cooper designed the club logo and Ray Buckley suggested the name. Both the logo and the name have stood the test of time.

  • All initial games were played at the Carine High School oval. Carine entered its first teams in the Tee-ball inter-districts competition. One boy’s team and one girl’s team were entered but it is not stated in which age groups they played in.

Inaugural year logo

Inaugural year logo 1979/80

Inaugural year patch

Official Programme for Opening Ceremony

Official Programme for Opening Ceremony 1979/80

1980/81; President – Ross George

  • 438 players in 37 teams
  • The Club registered its first Baseball team and they played in the Under 13 age group, in the Northern Districts Little League. Mr. Ray Buckley was responsible for starting the Baseball section of the club

Teeball/Baseball Flyer

Pee Wee League Flag

1981/82; President - Graeme Clapp

  • 560 players in 48 Tee-ball and 2 Baseball teams
  • Carine Tee-ball Club was incorporated on 12th November 1981
  • Stirling Council allocated the top and bottom ovals at Carine Open Space for use on Saturdays
  • 5 Tee-ball teams were entered in the State Inter-districts Tee-ball carnival. The under 9 boys coached by Rob Wittber became the first inter-districts champions from Carine, winning division 2.
  • The expansion of Baseball under Ray Buckley was already showing some success. The team playing in the B division was undefeated during the season and was rewarded with promotion to the A division. Three boys from this successful team were selected to play in the West Stirling “All Stars” team

1982/83; President - Graeme Clapp

  • Life Member (first) Ray Buckley
  • 663 players in 48 Tee-ball, 3 Baseball and 5 Softball teams
  • 6 Tee-ball teams were entered in the State Inter-districts Tee-ball carnival. The under 9 boys won Division A
  • Under the guidance of Steve King, five Softball teams were formed and played against 1 team from Balcatta.
  • The Northern Districts Peewee League now comprised of 6 teams from Balcatta, 3 from Carine and 2 from West Stirling. Clayton Buckley was selected in the West Stirling team that won the State Peewee Championships. He also became the first known Carine player to be selected in a State team

 

1983/84; President - Graeme Clapp

  • 686 players in 48 Tee-ball, 4 Baseball and 6 Softball teams
  • 5 Tee-ball teams were entered in the State Inter-districts Tee-ball carnival. The under 10 boys, under 10 and under 11 girls won their divisions
  • The Carine Reserve Hall was built and available for use by the Club and 5 other users of Carine Open Space

1984/85; President - Mike Gasson

  • Life Member Graeme Clapp
  • 720 players
  • First batting cage built at Carine. It also doubled as the first permanent back net.

1985/86; President - Ken Ridge

  • 792 players in 54 Tee-ball, 7 Baseball and 6 Softball teams
  • First Senior Softball team plays in Yokine competition. First softball team to be minor premiers
  • First season for 2 teams playing Senior Baseball (mainly made up of dads of junior players)
  • Carine Peewee All Stars had their best finish in the Peewee State Championships, finishing runners-up. A number of age group teams made it through to grand finals, and for the first time won the under 13 division A grand final

1986/87; President - Hennie Kuenen

  • Life Member Allan Cooper
  • 799 players in 54 Tee-ball, 9 Baseball and 4 Softball teams
  • First Junior Softball team plays in Yokine competition (Junior A)
  • Carine Peewee All Stars were undefeated and won their first State Championships.
  • The first significant change in the management of the club occurred this year. To ease the pressure on the committee, it was decided to have a sub-committee for each division, and they would in turn report to a Club management committee.

1987/88; President - Hennie Kuenen

  • Life Member Hennie Kuenen
  • President’s trophy Kane Holtom
  • 898 players in 58 Tee-ball, 12 Baseball (all juniors) and 4 Softball teams
  • Increased storage area at Carine Hall building
  • Club name changed to Carine Cats Ball Club. New constitution. Management committee and 3 sub committees - Tee-ball, Baseball and Softball divisions.
  • The AGM recorded that a motion was passed to have the club colours recorded as “sky blue and black”.
  • Softball Junior A made it to the finals in the Yokine competition.
  • A combined Carine/Balcatta Under 15s Baseball team competed in the Sports Locker Bicentennial Cup and won the grand final.
  • Tee-ball had 5 teams play in the State Championships

1988/89; President - Robin Preston (10th year)

  • Life Member Jan McNaught
  • President’s trophy Paul Kuenen
  • 1050 players in 64 Tee-ball, 15 Baseball (all juniors) and 4 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Jeff Halliday (Tee-ball), Hennie Kuenen (Baseball), Pam Johnson (Softball)
  • First meeting for new Management Committee was 3/5/88
  • Softball Division first meeting was 16/6/88
  • Baseball Division first meeting was 30/3/88
  • Baseball fielded first Under 17 team
  • Tee-ball had 5 teams play in the State Championships. Under 9s won, and Under 11s won the B Division.

1989/90; President - Robin Preston

  • Life Member Marge Vanderwilk
  • President’s trophy Rebecca Armstrong
  • This was the end of an era for the Club with a number of inaugural members standing down. Hennie Kuenen, John Vanderwilk, Dave Campbell and Ted Blythe all decided to call it a day
  • 1084 players in 68 Tee-ball, 17 Baseball (all juniors) and 5 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Jeff Halliday (Tee-ball), Hennie Kuenen (Baseball), Jan McNaught (Softball)
  • Carine hosted the Peewee Championships for the second time. The West Australian Junior Baseball League was formed
  • Tee-ball had 7 teams play in the State Championships with Under 10s winning
  • Softball’s first State players were selected this season – Chantelle Edwards (WA under 16 team) and Emma Griffiths (1st reserve)

1990/91; President - Rob Sanders

  • Life Members Rhonda and Tom Heitman
  • President’s trophy – Rhonda Heitman
  • 1145 players in 68 Tee-ball, 21 Baseball (all juniors) and 7 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Jeff Halliday (Tee-ball), Peter Kennedy (Baseball), Ralph Mason (Softball)
  • New club and storerooms were completed with Club contributing $6,600
  • Tee-ball won Under 10 boys and Under 11 boys State Championships
  • Baseball appointed first paid coach and received voting rights on WA Junior Baseball League
  • Andrea Blythe and Natalie Starke were selected to play in State Under 16 Metro Softball team

1991/92; President - Rob Sanders

  • Life member Jeff Halliday
  • President’s trophy – Kristian Vanderwilk
  • 1141 players in 66 Tee-ball, 23 Baseball (all juniors) and 6 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Charlie Thomas (Tee-ball), Jeff Halliday (Baseball), Sheryl Fricker (Softball)
  • Tee-ball won Under 11A boys and Under 11B girls State Championships
  • Baseball Under 13s won Pee Wee Championship
  • Discussions commenced with Carine Baseball Club (senior players) regarding folding into the CCBC
  • WASA Mirrabooka Stadium opened
  • Andrea Blythe and Samantha Reardon were selected for the State Under 16 Softball team

1992/93; President - Wayne Smith

  • Life members Sheryl Fricker and Neil Poustie
  • President’s trophy - Lyn Brooks
  • 1224 players in 70 Tee-ball, 22 Baseball (all juniors) and 9 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Charlie Thomas (Tee-ball), Jeff Halliday (Baseball), Phil Matthewson (Softball)
  • Introduction of sub registrars – registrar for each division
  • 5 Tee-ball teams played in State Championships
  • Under 15 baseball team drew with Balcatta 4 – 4 in the grand final
  • All Softball teams played in finals. Carine was the strongest Junior Club in WASA.
  • Kelly Mason, Chantelle James and Nicole Long were selected for the State Under 16 Softball team

1993/94; President - Phil Matthewson

  • Life member Wayne Smith
  • 1186 players in 64 Tee-ball, 21 Baseball (all juniors) and 15 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Charlie Thomas (Tee-ball), Wayne Smith (Baseball), Phil Matthewson (Softball)
  • 5 Tee-ball teams played in State Championships
  • Richard Sweeney and Ryan Oud were selected for the State Under 14 Baseball team
  • Chantelle James, Tracey Fricker, Christie-Anne Piggott, Rebecca Petrie and Kirsten Ridge were selected for the State Under 16 Softball team

1994/95; President - Phil Matthewson

  • Life members Lyn Brooks, Lorraine Long and Phil Matthewson
  • President’s trophy – Monika Rice
  • 1147 players in 62 Tee-ball, 24 Baseball (all juniors) and 14 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Kevin Rice (Tee-ball), Wayne Smith (Baseball), Phil Matthewson (Softball)
  • First trophy cabinets and a banner case purchased
  • Shane Heitman became first player to achieve 200 games on 11th February 1995
  • Travis Rickman and Chris Webb were selected for the State Under 14 Baseball team
  • David Barnes and Ryan Oud were selected for the State Under 16 Baseball Team
  • Fleur Hogan, Novella Avezzu, Nakia Matthewson, Tamara Winklman, Robin Newman, Sherryn Hill, Michelle Part, Natasha Windsor and Kelly Mason were all selected for the Metropolitan area in the State Championships

1995/96; President - Robert Weir

  • Life members Cheryl Poustie, Charlie Thomas and Allan White
  • President’s trophy Sue Tokoly
  • 1140 players in 60 Tee-ball, 24 Baseball (all juniors) and 13 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Tony Papalia (Tee-ball), Don Pritchard (Baseball), Sheryl Fricker (Softball)
  • 200 games Kirsten Ridge (first Softballer), Judd Heitman, Jarred Smith
  • Constitution was amended to change the financial year and the date for future AGMs
  • New registrars’ database
  • Tracey Fricker and Chantel James selected for the 2000 Olympic National training squad
  • Five Tee-ball teams played in State Championships

1996/97; President - Robert Weir

  • Life members Tony Papalia and Robert Weir
  • 1056 players in 57 Tee-ball, 21 Baseball (all juniors) and 10 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Tony Papalia (Tee-ball), Allan White (Baseball), Sheryl Fricker (Softball)
  • 200 games Jason Driver, Travis Gillard
  • New Club mission statement stated “Carine Cats Ball Club Inc. is dedicated to offering the youth of our area amateur sporting facilities and opportunities in the fields of Tee-Ball, Softball and Baseball and to develop their skills in an enjoyable and learning environment through family involvement.”
  • The White House was completed by senior baseballers. Carine Cats Ball Club contributed $3000. The building was originally planned mainly as an equipment store. Various modifications have taken place over each season and the Baseball division now operates a canteen out of the White House.

1997/98; President - Robert Weir

  • President’s trophy Judy White
  • 930 players in 47 Tee-ball, 19 Baseball (all juniors) and 13 Softball teams
  • Chairpersons Tony Williams (Tee-ball), Allan White (Baseball), John Devlin (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Michelle Devlin, Paul Fairclough, Nicole Long, Claire McGuire
  • In February 1998, a special general meeting was held to vote on two constitutional changes 1. Player life membership for any player reaching 200 games whilst playing Tee ball, Softball or Baseball 2. Delete Registrar from Management Committee as each division has own Registrar now
  • Tee-Ball State Championships changed from the five weekend format to a carnival held over a long weekend
  • Tee-ball won three of five divisions they competed in at the State Inter-districts carnival
  • Baseball division announced at the AGM that work was planned to commence on the new batting cages. These were to be ready for the new season
  • Ben Rowe was selected for the State Under 16s Baseball team
  • Baseball won five pennants and were runners-up in two divisions
  • Softball competed in seven grand finals and from that had four wins and three runners-up.

1998/99; President - Tony Papalia

  • Life members Judy White and Tony Williams
  • President’s trophy Allan White
  • 742 players in 38 Tee-ball, 15 Baseball (all juniors) and 12 Softball teams (7 junior and 5 senior) teams
  • Chairpersons Tony Williams (Tee-ball), Hilton Logan (Baseball), Lorraine Long (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Murray Campbell, Kelly Logue, Claire Fleming, Sherryn Hill
  • Three of the five Interdistricts Tee-ball teams won
  • Five pennants and 2 runner ups in Baseball. Hosted Peewee Championships.
  • Four pennants and 3 runner ups in Softball

1999/2000; President - Tony Papalia

  • Life members Phil Hancock and Kevin Rice
  • President’s trophy Chantelle James
  • 766 players in 46 Tee-ball, 16 Baseball (all juniors) and 10 Softball (5 junior and 5 senior) teams
  • Chairpersons Steve Fullbrook (Tee-ball), Ian Tindale (Baseball), Lorraine Long (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Carissa Aitken, Ashleigh Bushell and Amy Papalia
  • Six Teeball teams participated in TBAWA 25th Anniversary Lightning Carnival
  • Formal agreement reached to amalgamate the Carine Baseball Club (Senior Baseball) with the Carine Cats Ball Club at the commencement of the 2000/01 season. The promised new batting cages were opened for use. This was a large capital investment for the club and funding was also received from the State Government and the City of Stirling.
  • Baseball was confronted by a new administration, with Baseball WA taking over from the Western Australian Junior Baseball League. They also saw the change in age groups with Under 13, 15 and 17 age groups being replaced with Under 12, 14, 16 and 18. This was done to fall in line with Eastern State counterparts.
  • Softball achieved the highest point that can be achieved on the playing field by winning the pennant in the A grade. This was the first time that this had been achieved by a Carine softball team.
  • Constitution amended for changes in membership and voting rights for members

2000/01; President - Tony Papalia

  • Life member John Devlin
  • President’s trophy Lucy Papalia
  • 718 players in 46 Tee-ball, 14 Baseball (all juniors) and 10 Softball (4 junior and 6 senior) teams
  • Chairpersons Stephen Fullbrook (Tee-ball), Ian Tindale (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Fleur Hogan, James Hookway and Tim Auton
  • Playing Life Members** (200 games) Duhran Cooper, Michael Dimmer, James Grandison, Judd Heitman, Craig Parkinson, Scott Weir, Craig White
  • Tee-ball fielded 5 teams in the State Championships
  • Five Softball teams reached finals
  • Constitution amended for changes in terms for some committee position holders and meeting quorum requirements

2001/02; President - John Welman

  • Life members Glen Hogan, Ian Tindale and Ian White
  • President’s trophy Bruce Vawser
  • 704 players in 42 Tee-ball, 16 Baseball (11 junior and 5 senior) and 11 Softball (5 junior and 6 senior) teams
  • Chairpersons Brendon Jarvis (Tee-ball), Martin Dempsey (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Korina Alexander, Kate Papalia, Vin Shain (jnr), Leigh Hancock, Colin Richardson and Trent Weir
  • Tee-ball fielded 5 teams in the State Championships
  • Six Softball teams reached finals
  • Constitution amended for changes in terms for some committee position holders
  • Formal agreement reached to amalgamate the Carine Baseball Club (Senior Baseball) with the Carine Cats Ball Club at the commencement of the 2002/03 season.

2002/03; President - John Welman

  • Life members Graeme Hookway, Sheral Mills and Kerry Rispoli
  • President’s trophy Sue Tindale
  • 610 players in 40 Tee-ball, 15 Baseball (11 junior and 4 senior) and 10 Softball (4 junior and 6 senior) teams
  • Chairpersons Stephen Fullbrook (Tee-ball), Martin Dempsey (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Jennifer Daley, Brian Martin, Kylie Whitfield
  • Tee-ball fielded 5 teams in the State Championships. Our U10 Boys Div A won their competition.
  • Three Softball teams reached finals
  • Policies and Procedures Manual created
  • Baseball Diamond 2 had a makeover with a semi-permanent back-net installed.
  • A former Club Softballer, Nicole Missen was selected in the playing squad for the Athens Olympics.

2003/04; President - John Welman

  • Life members Bruce Vawser and Vin Shain
  • President’s trophy John Bowes
  • Team numbers – 31 Tee-ball, 15 Baseball (11 junior and 4 senior) and 10 Softball (3 junior and 7 senior)
  • Chairpersons David Alsop (Tee-ball), Martin Dempsey (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Sarah Bartucciotto, Ryan Bown, Amanda James, Lara Chiffelle, Gary McKenner, Caitlyn Mills, Jordan Rundell & Adam Sofoulis
  • Rebecca Jack selected for Australian U16 Softball team
  • Tee-ball fielded 4 teams in the State Championships. Our U9 Boys and U11 Girls won their competitions.
  • Credit card facilities introduced

2004/05; President - Robert Weir

  • Life members Martin Dempsey, Stephen Fullbrook and Sue Tindale
  • President’s trophy Lina and Bruce Vawser
  • Team numbers – 33 Tee-ball, 15 Baseball (10 junior and 5 senior) and 9 Softball
  • Chairpersons John Bowes (Tee-ball), Martin Dempsey (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Jacqueline Comb, Kassie Brown, Michael Pengilly, Lauren Parkinson, Phillip Shain, Vin Shain (Snr)
  • Rebecca Jack and Lorraine Vawser selected for WA State Softball teams
  • Baseball DD team won grand final. New home run fence purchased
  • Teeball U10 Boys won grand final in State Championships

2005/06; President - Robert Weir

  • Life member John Bowes
  • President’s trophy Kerry Rispoli
  • Team numbers – 11 Baseball (8 junior and 3 senior) and 9 Softball
  • Player number – 470 Tee-ball
  • Chairpersons Steve Cribb (Tee-ball), Andrew Bourke (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Brett Bown, Aaron George, Lorraine Vawser
  • Tee-ball commenced competition with Wembley for U11 Boys, U11 and U13 Girls
  • Tee-ball U11 Boys and U11 Girls won grand finals in State Championships
  • Rebecca Jack and Lorraine Vawser selected for WA State Softball teams. Daniel Warburton selected for WA State Baseball team

2006/07; President - Ian Tindale

  • Life member Lorraine Parkinson
  • President’s trophy Christine Spartalis
  • Team numbers 43 Tee-ball, 11 Baseball (7 junior and 4 senior) and 10 Softball
  • Chairpersons Adam Coleman (Tee-ball), Brian Gannon (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Haydn Gannon, James Hyland, Rebecca Jack, Stuart Johnson, Brian Maloney, Lauren Seeds, Michael Seeds, Lesley Vawser, Angela Vawser
  • Rebecca Jack, Lorraine Vawser and Narissa Cullen selected for WA State Softball teams
  • Teeball U11 Boys and U13 Girls won grand finals in State Championships. Development teams entered for first time
  • Provincial League competition commences for Senior Baseball. PL2 and U18 Div 2 were premiers
  • Softball Premiers Senior A3 and C1 Black

2007/08; President - Ian Tindale

  • Life member Steve Cribb
  • President’s trophy Graeme Hookway & Brian Gannon
  • Team numbers 14 Baseball (8 junior and 6 senior) and 10 Softball (4 junior and 6 senior)
  • Player number 483 Tee-ball
  • Chairpersons Steve Cribb (Tee-ball), Brian Gannon (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Casey Chatman, Lisa Clarke, Daniel Hookway, Brian Martin, Caitlin O’Connell, Amy Rundle, Steven Tindale, Hannah Upcraft, Leah Williams, Michael Woodworth
  • Rebecca Jack and Lauren Seeds selected for WA State Softball teams. Jason Warburton selected for WA State Baseball team
  • Little League baseball commenced
  • Baseball Premiers PL, PL2 & PL3; LL4 & LL5
  • Softball Premiers Sub Juniors U14 & Junior B3 Blue
  • 3 Teeball teams entered State Championships

2008/09; President - Ian Tindale

  • Life members Brian Gannon & Christine Spartalis
  • President’s trophy Natalie Williams
  • Team numbers 14 Baseball (9 junior and 5 senior)
  • Player number 451 Tee-ball, 120 Baseball & 84 Softball
  • Chairpersons Rob Molendijk (Tee-ball), Brian Gannon (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games ) Justin Chan, Narissa Cullen, Matt Devenish, Judith McGuire, Brieanna Nolan, Samantha Sinclair, Leon Shaw, Harley Smith, Jason Warburton, Candice Welman
  • Jason Warburton and Brody Martin selected for U14 State baseball team
  • Constitution amended. Playing Life Members must play at least 5 years in open grade divisions of Baseball or Softball, in addition to playing 200 games
  • 5 Teeball teams entered State Championships. U9 Boys won A Grade.

2009/10; President - Ian Tindale

  • President’s trophy Tony Williams
  • Team numbers 14 Baseball (8 junior and 6 senior) and 11 Softball (3 junior and 8 senior)
  • Player number 518 Tee-ball, 117 Baseball & 72 Softball
  • Chairpersons Rob Molendijk (Tee-ball), Murray Shaw (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Cheryl Alexander, Claire Bristow, Catherine Kirby, Cassandra Macpherson, Jade O’Brien, Pamela Whitfield
  • Shannon Hearne, Madison Southern & Narissa Cullen selected for WA State Softball teams.
  • Jhai Anderson selected for U15 State baseball team
  • Baseball established dirt mound and permanent dugouts on Diamond 1
  • All Senior baseball teams made the finals with PL2 as Premiers
  • 3 Senior and 1 Junior softball teams made the finals with SB2 as Premiers

2010/11; President - Ian Tindale

  • President’s trophy Kate Heard
  • Team numbers 14 Baseball (9 junior and 5 senior) and 12 Softball (3 junior and 9 senior)
  • Player number 555 Tee-ball, 155 Baseball & 129 Softball
  • Chairpersons Anneleis Fuller (Tee-ball), Murray Shaw (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Margaret Bailey, Rose Burnfield, Jenni Doubikin, Claire Ginbey, Jeremy Palassis, Heath Sinclair, Madison Southern, Moira Watson
  • Allanah Alvarado, Larissa Bennell, Amber Havnar, Shannon Hearne, Amber Johnson, Hayley McLaurin, Laurin Seeds & Madison Southern selected for WA State Softball teams.
  • Carine Cats Softball Division are accepted in the State league competition
  • Baseball Junior teams 15.1 and 17.2 and Senior D grade were Premiers
  • Softball Junior team JC and Senior teams SA, SA2, SA3 were Premiers
  • 8 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • City of Stirling commenced planning for upgrade of Carine Reserve Hall

2011/12; President - Brian Gannon

  • Life members Sharon Jack, Kingsley McGuire & Michele O’Connell
  • President’s trophy Dave McLaurin
  • Team numbers 16 Baseball (11 junior and 5 senior), 11 Softball (4 junior and 7 senior)
  • Player number 520 Tee-ball
  • Chairpersons Tanya Takayama (Tee-ball), Murray Shaw (Baseball), John Welman (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Kim Calvert, Jan Holland, Barbara Newman, Gemma Whitfield
  • Allanah Alvarado, Larissa Bennell, McKenzie Giles Martin, Shinae Hearne, Luci Powell, Madison Southern, Nicole Turtle selected for WA State Softball teams
  • Jhai Anderson, Courtney Jones, Bailey Kempton, Tristan King, Jordan Power & Andrew White selected for WA State Baseball teams
  • Carine Cats Softball Division wins the State League premiership
  • Softball Junior A & Junior B and Senior A, Senior A2 & Senior C were Premiers
  • Baseball Junior teams 15.1 and 15.2 and Senior teams PL, PL1 and PL3 were Premiers
  • 4 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • Machine Pitch was introduced
  • Constitution amended to include use of electronic banking and generally modernise the wording

2012/13; President - Brian Gannon

  • Life member Evan Stewart
  • President’s trophy Murray Kempton
  • Team numbers 17  Baseball (11 junior and 6 senior), 12 Softball (4 junior and 8 senior)
  • Player number 551 Tee-ball ,188 Baseball & 129 Softball
  • Chairpersons Denice Byrne (Tee-ball), Dean Warren (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Stephen Broad, Stacia Hawke, Shannon Hearne, Astaysha McGann, Madison Southern, Phillip Wilson
  • Allanah Alvarado, Larissa Bennell, Katelyn Berriman, Courtney Dye, McKenzie Giles Martin, Shannon Hearne, Shinae Hearne, Amber Johnson, Saskia Kosterink, Hayley McLaurin, Luci Powell, Monique Rimmer, Lauren Seeds, Madison Southern, Shannon Stevens, Nicole Turtle, Alexandra Worth selected for WA State Softball teams
  • Carine Cats Softball Division wins the Premier League premiership
  • Softball Senior teams Div 4 and 7 and Junior teams Div 1 and Div 3 U14s were Premiers
  • Max Dowling, Luke Fortuna, Axel King, Tristan King, Jarod Large, Orlando La Rosa, Malcolm Penny selected for WA State Baseball teams
  • Carine Cats Baseball Division are accepted in the State league competition
  • 5 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • Online registrations introduced
  • Constitution amended to include procedure for changing constitution and dissolution of Club
  • Agreed to develop new website
  • Major sponsorship received from Bendigo Bank for next 3 years – total $15,000

2013/14; President - Brian Gannon

  • President’s trophy Graeme Hookway and Dean Warren
  • Team numbers 19 Baseball (13 junior and 6 senior), 15 Softball (7 junior and 8 senior)
  • Player number 550 Tee-ball , 178 Baseball, 153 Softball
  • Chairpersons Denice Byrne (Tee-ball), Dean Warren (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Martin Kruit, Julie Lynch, Severin Mills, Hayley McLaurin, Stephanie Rispoli
  • Allanah Alvarado, Larissa Bennell, Courtney Dye, McKenzie Giles-Martin, Zoe HoyPoy, Amber Johnson, Olivia Kuzminski, Taylah Norvall, Brianna Patrick, Charlotte Pooley, Samantha Pooley, Madison Southern, Shannon Stevens, Nicole Turtle, Shinae Hearne, Luci Powell, Olivia Whelan selected for State Softball teams
  • Softball Senior team Div 2 Black and Junior teams U17 Black, U15 Black and LL Black were Premiers
  • 4 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • Softball Division secure City of Stirling lease at Birralee reserve, Innaloo
  • Winter Softball commenced
  • Junior League baseball introduced (replacing U15s)
  • First year for Women’s Baseball team

2014/15; President - Christine Spartalis

  • Life Member Russell Berriman
  • President’s trophy Jane Upson
  • Team numbers 47 Teeball, 19 Baseball (11 junior and 8 senior), 18 Softball (7 junior and 11 senior)
  • Player number 567 Tee-ball, 246 Baseball, 261 Softball
  • Chairpersons Jane Upson (Tee-ball), Dean Warren (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) Paul Donatti, Bree Ferguson, McKenzie Giles-Martin, Shinae Hearne, Robyn Kelly, Karalyn Plummer, Luci Powell, John Savill, Jamie Waters
  • Softball Senior teams PL, Div 3 & Div 4 and Junior teams LL Black, U15 Black & U17 Black were Premiers
  • 4 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • LL North Metro Charter won National competition on Gold Coast. 8 players from Carine
  • Baseball batting cages destroyed by fire in December 2014

2015/16; President - Christine Spartalis

  • Life Member Pam Whitfield
  • President’s trophy Ted Dowling
  • Team numbers 48 Teeball, 21 Baseball (15 junior and 6 senior), 18 Softball (8 junior and 10 senior)
  • Player numbers 926 (all divisions)
  • Playing Life Member (200 games) Betty Bryant, Scott Goodin, Caitlin O’Connell, Amy Webb
  • Chairpersons Jane Upson (Tee-ball), Rob Goodin (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • Teeball competition with Wanneroo Joondalup Teeball Club for older players commenced
  • 5 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • Baseball Diamond 1 named ‘Tindale Field’
  • Amanda James reached milestone 500 games
  • Allanah Alvarado, Katelyn Berriman, Amber Bloxome, McKenzie Giles-Martin, Ashlee Harwood, Shannon Hearne, Gemma Hooker, Ivy Hooker, Amber Johnson, Saskia Kosterink, Olivia Kuzminski, Amii Lamm, Beatrice Macknac, Brianna Patrick, Samantha Pooley, Sarah Riou, Madison Southern, Hayley Whelan selected in State Softball teams

2016/17; President - Christine Spartalis

  • Life Member Dean Warren
  • President’s trophy Amanda James
  • Team numbers 57 teams Teeball, 18 Baseball (13 junior and 5 senior) ,19 Softball ( 6 junior and 13 senior)
  • Player numbers 657 Teeball
  • Playing Life Members (200 games) McKenzie Giles-Martin, Richard Todhunter, Dean Warren, Claire Willshire
  • Chairpersons Jane Upson (Tee-ball), Rob Goodin (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • 5 Teeball teams entered the State Championships. Under 10s Div A won Gold
  • Allanah Alvarado, Amber Bloxome, Mikayla Buchanan, Georgina Bushby, McKenzie Giles-Martin, Ashlee Harwood, Sienna Hamersley, Shannon Hearne, Gemma Hooker, Ivy Hooker, Brianna Hoy-Poy, Amber Johnson, Saskia Kosterink, Olivia Kuzminski, Grace Messenger, Brianna Patrick, Charlotte Pooley, Monique Rimmer-Herrington, Sara Riou, Madison Southern, Hayley Whelan, Olivia Whelan selected in State Softball teams
  • Josh Davies and Carter Dowling selected in State Baseball teams
  • New permanent backnet for Baseball Diamond 2.
  • New replacement Baseball batting cages built near tennis courts

2017/18; President - Christine Spartalis

  • Life Members Kate Heard and Craig Calvert
  • Chairpersons Brad Hearn (Tee-ball), Luke Johns & Steven Tindale (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • 5 Teeball teams entered the State Championships
  • New property storage opened for CCBC
  • Tindale Field received a new permanent backnet. Temporary backnet for Diamond 3
  • Baseball Diamond 2 named Hookway Yard

2018/19; President - Evan Stewart

  • Presidents Trophy Brad Hearn
  • Chairpersons Brad Hearn (Tee-ball), Steven Tindale (Baseball), Kerry Rispoli (Softball)
  • New website introduced with a consolidation and linking of the clubs IT infrastructure
  • Constitution updated to meet the new Associations Act
  • A Carine Cats Ball Club, incorporating all 3 divisions, Mission statement, Vision and Plan was developed.
  • The club fielded 85 teams during the season across the 3 divisions
  • The baseball division facilitated some 50 coaching/training sessions with the Tee-ball division
  • Tee-ball won 2 state titles with one team being awarded the George Georgis Memorial trophy for the best sportsmanship at the tournament.
  • The club received a commitment of $300,000 from the Federal Government to upgrade the Whitehouse
  • Twenty-three softballers from the club represented Western Australia this season