Kurt Russell will take over as head coach of the Dragons for the 2020 Pro League. Russell has been an assistant coach to Pete Torpy for the past few seasons, and he helped get his team to the final in 2019.
Russell has been a coach in the Baseball WA winter programs for the last eight years, and he has been involved in multiple charter programs as well as the WA State Youth Girls and 16s teams.
As Russell continues to learn and develop his coaching skills, he looks forward to this opportunity to lead the Dragons in another fantastic season.
Baseball WA thanks Pete Torpy for his commitment and success over the past two seasons with the Dragons, and we are excited to see what Russell and his team can accomplish during the 2020 Pro League, starting in term three.
Sam Kennelly will coach the Ravens in the 2020 Pro League, taking over from Eric Grabe who coached the team to victory last year.
With Grabe heading back to the U.S., Kennelly will look to lead the Ravens to back-to-back winning runs after going all the way in 2019.
As a former professional player with the Pittsburgh Pirates and current member of the Perth Heat, Kennelly has a wealth of experience to share with the Ravens. He has coached many junior teams and is excited to take it to the next level and share his knowledge of the game during the 2020 Pro League, starting in term three.
Baseball WA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation as State and Federal Governments announce plans for easing restrictions. This includes Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of the three-step framework for a COVID-Safe Australia on Friday, as well as the WA Government’s four-phase roadmap for lifting restrictions and restarting the state’s economy.
Baseball WA is working to develop the best strategy for returning to baseball activity alongside State and Federal Governments, Baseball Australia and our state and territory counterparts. We must make sure our return to activity follows the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities and the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment.
Baseball WA continues to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation while working with State and Federal Governments, Baseball Australia and our state and territory counterparts to develop the safest strategy for getting back to baseball activity.
As the landscape continues to evolve across the states and territories, Baseball WA is working toward a return to activity based on the National Principles for the Resumption of Sport and Recreation Activities. These principles will set the precedent for the eventual return to community sports, and in order to safely return to activity, we must follow these principles along with the AIS Framework for Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment. Currently in a draft framework, these principles will be approved in part or full by the Federal Government and then enacted by the States and Territories with additional requirements.
The Perth Baseball Club is seeking expressions of interest for the following positions for the 2020-2021 season.
The State League Coach is required to manage the State League team on game days and coordinate/run 2 x mid-week training sessions for the SL1, SL2. Work closely with the SL2 Team Coaches.
Baseball Western Australia
Perth Harley-Davidson Ballpark
Corner Nicholson and Wilfred Roads, Thornlie WA 6108
PO Box 1489, Canning Vale DC WA 6970
Phone: 1300 557 353