As an update following this week’s lockdown in the Perth, Peel, and the South West regions, Baseball WA confirms the resumption of community sport in time for limited baseball activity across this weekend, 5-7 February 2021.
With no new community COVID-19 cases aside from the one detected in a hotel quarantine worker on Sunday 31 January, WA is in the position to safely ease restrictions. Full details of the most recent update from WA Premier Mark McGowan are available HERE.
While this clarity on the easing of restrictions post-lockdown is welcome news, due to the large number of players, teams, clubs, and diamonds required for junior baseball on Saturdays, the decision is to cancel all junior games scheduled for Saturday 6 February. BWA will work with clubs regarding fixtures and potential operations for the following week, Saturday 13 February.
Baseball WA continues to work with club presidents on senior games scheduled for Sunday 7 February, which may continue under the current WA State Government restrictions. Please stand by as Baseball WA works with clubs on an updated senior schedule for this weekend, including times and locations.
The following restrictions apply to all senior games on Sunday, and potentially future games in the coming weeks subject to WA State Government advice:
Please note that times, locations, and home/away teams may vary from the original fixture as we work to activate multiple venues across multiple clubs. Further communication will be provided by Baseball WA and clubs once the schedule is confirmed.
The post-lockdown transition period for Perth and Peel includes:
The return of baseball activity this weekend comes as Baseball WA works with clubs and stakeholders to ensure all the proper safety protocols are followed for our return to game play. This includes no other people at clubs other than the required players, coaches, officials, committee members, parents, and guardians. No functions or special events may take place at this time, and clubrooms cannot be accessed except for using the bathroom facilities.
“Thank you to our clubs and members for their continued support and understanding,” Baseball WA CEO Lachlan Dale said. “We have been very lucky so far in WA, and although this lockdown has presented challenges, our community efforts were worth it so now so we can get back to our beloved game. We look forward to exciting summer baseball activity post-lockdown.”
For more information, please visit the official WA Government website HERE.
Baseball Western Australia
Empire Ballpark, a Smoke-Free venue
Corner Nicholson and Wilfred Roads, Thornlie WA 6108
PO Box 1489, Canning Vale DC WA 6970
Phone: 1300 557 353