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About us

After a decade long absence, baseball is back on the Sunshine Coast.

In February 2017, following close to two years of planning, Sunshine Coast Baseball started our first 8-week T-Ball programme at the North Shore Multisports Complex in Mudjimba. It was a modest yet inspiring start with just 21 registered players.

Following on from that, in October 2017, our first short season of baseball commenced with:

  • 2 T-Ball teams

  • 4 Rookie Ball teams

  • 2 Little League Baseball Teams

  • 2 Adult Senior Baseball Teams

At this point, Sunshine Coast had the greatest growth numbers for the sport of baseball in Queensland.

Our second season of competition commenced in January 2018. Weather conditions lead to occasional ground closures, and the decision to take the game to the beach meant that player involvement was still high and the fun-filled action-packed game of Sandball was invented. Watch out Beach Volleyball, Sandball is coming for you!

On April 28th, 2018 the Inaugural General Meeting was held, and it was voted that Sunshine Coast Baseball Association (SBCA) would become incorporated. Incorporation was granted on May 17th, 2018. This has allowed Sunshine Coast to become an affiliated region of Baseball Queensland and Baseball Australia, opening the doors to the baseball world for the Sunshine Coast.

Heading forward, the SCBA's strategic plan is focused on establishing an affordable yet viable model for school term aligned short seasons based at the North Shore Multisports Complex, Mudjimba; encouraging growth in participation of baseball at the grass roots level and reversing the nation wide trend of club shrinkage by catering to players all ages and skill levels taking part in T-Ball, Rookie Ball, Little League, Junior League and Adult Leagues.

As the Sunshine Coast Baseball Association Inc. has grown, opportunities for players have evolved with teams representing the greater Sunshine Coast region at State and National events including:


  • The Sunshine Coast Magic Women's team; undefeated for two consecutive seasons in the GBL Women's League in 2020 and 2021.

  • The Sunshine Coast Riptides competing at the Gold Coast Anzac Masters in 2021 and 2022

  • Sunshine Coast Riptides teams taking part in the Queensland T-Ball & Rookie Ball Carnivals in 2021 and 2022

  • Sunshine Coast Riptides teams competing at Queensland Baseball Little League State Titles 2021 and 2022

If you build it they will come (back)..


One of the major reasons that baseball returned to the coast was Geoff Wade and his lifelong association with the sport and baseball in Queensland in particular. 'Wadey' as he's affectionately known was both keen to see juniors and seniors enjoying the game once more and along with Julie Wade was instrumental in getting the association off the ground and to where it is today. From our early beginnings in late 2017 more and more people discover or rediscover the game of baseball on the Sunshine Coast and it is largely thanks to Geoff and Julie Wade for their commitment to the sport and their abundant generosity of time and effort.

Our Coaches

Geoff Wade
Bret Buckland

Mitchell Lawrence

Lisa Such

Michael Mullan


Glen "Rabbit" Chabot

Brian Perrin

Neale Ferguson

Peter Priest

Dave Green

Mitch Lawrence

Bret Buckland



The Sunshine Coast Baseball Association has an executive board comprised of volunteers that meet on a regular basis throughout the year. All correspondence should be directed to the association's secretary 


Leigh J -


Laura W -


Vice President
Dane G -


Greg C -

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