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Baseball Australia Diamond Awards set for May
Australian baseball's best to be honoured
03/01/2013 5:52 AM ET
The 2013 Baseball Australia Diamond Awards will honour the best of Australian baseball.
The 2013 Baseball Australia Diamond Awards will honour the best of Australian baseball. 

SYDNEY, 28 February - The Australian Baseball Federation (ABF) is pleased to announce that the 2013 Baseball Australia Diamond Awards (BADAs) will be held on Saturday 4 May 2013 at the RACV Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast.

The BADAs are regarded as the most prestigious event on Australian Baseball’s social calendar, and serve to acknowledge and reward achievements and excellence across all levels of our sport. The BADAs also provide the platform for annual Baseball Australia Hall of Fame inductions; in which we bestow our sport’s highest honours.

Following the submission of many outstanding award nominations; and much deliberation; the ABF Board of Directors are delighted to announce that the proud recipients of the 2012 BADA award categories, are:

Player of the Year - Open Men: Travis Blackley (VIC)

Player of the Year - Open Women: Cristina Kreppold (WA)

Player of the Year - Youth: Elliot Hargreaves (WA)

Official of the Year: Jennie Maloney (VIC)

Volunteer of the Year: (Joint winners) Grantley Weinert (SA) / Ken Robson (NSW)

Administrator of the Year: Theo Vassalakis (ACT)

Coach of the Year: Damian Shanahan (VIC)

State Association of the Year: Baseball ACT

Club of the YearCarina Leagues Redsox Baseball Club (QLD)  

President’s Award: David Balfour (NSW)

Life Member: Ron Finlay (NSW) and Geoff Pearce (VIC)

Hall of Fame: Hall of Fame recipients will be announced at a later date.

(NB: All BADA award category winners are selected for their achievements throughout the period of 1 September 2011 through 31 August 2012 - and therefore, BADA awards are titled ‘2012 Award’.)

The ABF would like to congratulate all of the aforementioned winners on their BADA award win. We look forward to celebrating your special night with you, as you form part of Australian Baseball history.  

To purchase your tickets to the 2013 Baseball Australia Diamond Awards and support the BADA winners, please click here to download a PDF order form. If you have any questions or would like more information on the event or phone 07 5510 6800.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.