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Mon 14-Aug-2017 15:31

Hills has an opportunity to enter teams in an Inter District Competition played fortnightly in 2017 in two age groups:

January, 2002 to August, 2004  (Shipley Cup)


September, 2004 to August, 2007 (Balfour Cup)

Hills is mindful that:

(a) teams cannot be selected LL teams as that would be a breach of LL Rules. Entering two teams would mean 'equalizing the strength' of both teams and place onerous restrictions on the club competition (see more below). We have always been reluctant to have Hills teams play each other.

(b) there is a risk of over use of players, particular Pitchers and Catchers. In this regard we have already taken a decision that players involved in the LL World Series at Junior and LL level will not be eligible for Hills teams until January, 2018. These players need a 'break', having been in training and playing constantly for almost a year.

Similarly players involved in the Midweek LL Charter will also be ineligible given their workload up until December.

Also we are concerned about the adverse effect it will have on the Hills Competition, having to 'rest' at least six Pitchers from Club Baseball each fortnight.

This decision may well mean that we do not have enough players to enter that Competition (Balfour Cup), however we are prepared to try.

With the span in ages, it may be possible to enter two teams, perhaps in different Divisions, in Shipley Cup.

The Division 1 competition will be played on 24th September, 8th & 22nd October, 5th &19th November, 3rd and 17th December

The Division 2 competition will be played 15th & 29th October, 12th November and 10th December

Trials are tentatively scheduled for Sunday 3rd September  @ Ashley Brown 3 (entrance from Pineleigh Road) commencing @ 1pm sharp.

Players are required to nominate their intention to participate in this trial by 31st August. Information required includes DOB, Club you are registered with and preferred two playing positions. Nominations are to be emailed to

The teams will be expected to train and a strict 'no train no play' Policy will apply.

These are not LL representative teams. There will be separate representative LL trials held early in 2018. Players will not be disadvantaged if they choose not to participate in the Inter District competition.

Applications are invited for Coaches of these teams. Coaches will require Level 2 Coaching Accreditation and current Working with Children Check

J Yard

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news Hills Major LL Charter
Fri 04-Aug-2017 16:43

Hills will again conduct its Major LL Charter as a  Midweek Competition in 2017-18. The Program has been successful each year that it has been conducted. As well as qualifying for LL State Championships it provides players with the opportunity to play more games in the season. It is our opinion that players in Australia do not play enough games.

For the Charter to comply with LL Rules it must have a minimum of four teams (48 players) and must play a minimum of 12 games in the Season. There is some uncertainty as to whether we will achieve the numbers required. 

Should we be unable to achieve these requirements, we will be forced to play Douglass League as the Major LL Charter. That would not be the preferred outcome as it would mean that some players would not have the opportunity to play LL. Also it will result in a problem for Clubs in respect of 12 year olds who would not necessarily be graded in Douglass League.

The age eligibility is for players born between 1st May, 2005 and 31st August, 2007. The program is available to all age eligible players. Players do not have to play in the Saturday Competition, however they will have to be registered with Hills, BNSW and Baseball Australia. 

Players who have changed Clubs and or Associations are eligible to play. However, depending on their circumstances, they may be ineligible for the Representative team.

We have set aside a Saturday as trial date for selection of teams. This is necessary to ensure that all teams are selected as equally as possible. Eligible players involved in Hills Winter Development (either Monday or Tuesday nights) need not trial, however they must register.

Trial date is 19th August @ Castle Glen commencing at 1.30pm sharp. Remember if you are just in time, you are already late.

Players are required to nominate their intention to participate by 16th August, 2017. Information required includes DOB, Club registered with and preferred two playing positions. Nominations are to be emailed to

There will be no way of qualifying for the Major LL State Championship other than by playing in the LL Charter. 

Younger players wishing to participate in this program are advised that if they play in the Midweek Charter they will be ineligible to participation in Minor LL.

There is no cost for participating in the program, Hills will supply the playing shirt and cap free of charge. Games will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at Ashley Brown Reserve, commencing late August. It is intended that we  will play two games on Saturday 3rd September and even may delay the commencement of Douglass League to play some games on Saturdays, ahead of the commencement of Daylight Saving.

We will require assistance in the conducting of this program from Coaches, Scorers and Umpires. 

The Coaches for the Representative LL team will be selected from the Coaches who participate in this program. Hopefully the Umpire nominated to officiate in State Championship will also have been involved in this program.

At the conclusion of the Program there will be trials to select the team to represent Hills at State LL Championship.


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news Don't Look Backwards
Sun 09-Jul-2017 19:45

Dont look backwards

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