The Goodwood Indians – South Australia’s Oldest Baseball Club

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Goodwood Indians Baseball Club
Photo: Local junior baseball programme run by the Goodwood Indians Baseball Club.

The Goodwood Indians – South Australia’s Oldest Baseball Club

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The Goodwood Indians Baseball Club was founded in 1889 and is the oldest baseball club in existence in South Australia, celebrating 125 years in 2014.

The Club has won nineteen Division 1 premierships throughout their history and recently winning in the 2000, 2003 and 2006 seasons.

The Indians club rooms and playing fields, named the GILL LANGLEY SPORTS CENTRE, are located at Mortlock Park, Colonel Light Gardens – their home since 1973.

Over this 41-year period their club has developed strong ties with the local community through their Junior, Peewee, Teeball and Senior Programs.

Their Club is proud to be promoted as the “Family Ball Club” as evidenced by the large junior membership and the support from their families.

The Club has strong State and National representation at both Senior and Junior playing levels with a large number involved with the South Australian Sports Institute (SASI) baseball program and the Major League Baseball Academy over many seasons.

They have the only Australian player ever inducted in to the Helms Athletics Association Hall of Fame in Mr. Ron Sharpe.

They also have two of the first South Australian professional baseball players to venture to the USA, in dual Capps Medallist – John Challinor (Los Angeles Dodgers) and triple Capps Medallist – Darren Fidge (Minnesota Twins).

Stefan Welch has recently followed in their footsteps commencing a professional career with the New York Mets organisation.

The Goodwood Indians Baseball Club is proud of its history and will continue the “Indians Tradition” by leading this state in baseball.

The Goodwood Indians Baseball Club supports the local community with a sporting program for children aged three to nine years old.

On Friday nights the club located at Mortlock Park hosts over 300 children, teaching them how to play baseball.

It’s great to see so many children enjoying and learning about a new sport and doing something out doors.

The club has always had a strong junior development programme with some major success stories along the way including some players from the club going over to the Major Leagues in the United States of America.

Recently the club won an Excellence In Sport award from the City Of Mitcham Council.

Adrian Brien Automotive is a proud sponsor of the Goodwood Indians Baseball Club because we believe that it provides a great service for young children to get out there and have a go.

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