Cancellation of DBA 2020 Senior & Junior Winter Season

To all Dandenong Baseball Association members and friends.

It is with much sadness and regret that I announce on behalf of the DBA Board that the 2020 senior/junior Winter baseball season will be cancelled as of Monday the 6th of July.

I would like to thank all members of the baseball community for their patience in these trying times. This decision has not been made lightly, and we hope that you all respect our decision.

The DBA board have made every endeavour to try and run some form of a season, but with the recent events around COVID 19, it is making it impossible for us to move forward for a safe season.

We have had weekly meetings with BV, and constant meetings with our clubs to discuss our options. We believe our decision to cancel the 2020 season is the right decision for our members to stay safe.

We believe it is just not viable for the clubs to run a junior season due to the cost or the workload involved. And concerns about the health of members of the baseball community outweigh any desire to get a game played.

If anything, restrictions seem likely to be increased.

MWBL and GBA has also come to similar conclusions, and is in the process of notifying their members.

I hope everyone stays healthy and safe as we look forward to a bigger and better season in 2021.

Yours sincerely.

Gillian Gavin
President – DBA