Pre Season Messages

NOW HIRING: Canteen Manager

Carine Cats Tee-Ball is looking for a friendly and energetic manager to lead our canteen on Saturday mornings during our Tee-Ball season! The successful applicant will be responsible for ordering stock, managing the canteen area and directing a team of parent volunteers each Saturday morning from 7:30am to 12:30pm during our season (October to December / February to March, as listed according to our fixtures), and our all-day Pre-State Tee-Ball Carnival in February.

For any questions, or to register your interest, please contact:

Trevor Hinchliffe
Vice Chairperson
Carine Cats Ball Club (Tee-Ball Division)

Phone: 0408 193 378
Email: [email protected]

Job Description

Ability to run the canteen efficiently and profitably within the guidelines of the Carine Cats Ball Club during the tee-ball season. You will ensure that safe and appropriate practices are followed in relation to hygiene, health laws and regulations, while running a happy and supportive canteen.

Appointment approval will be made by executive Tee-Ball Sub-Committee Members, with the honorarium payment to be negotiated with the committee. A current Working With Children Card is also required.

The Canteen Manager is required to be in attendance for all game days to manage the Canteen operations, and assist, direct and support Canteen volunteers.

Knowledge and Skills Required

  • Supervise volunteers in a warm and professional manner.
  • Ability to run a canteen and work with a large range of volunteers and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team situation.
  • Have a working knowledge and appropriate accreditation in line with safe food handling.


  • Ensure the canteen operates in a safe and hygienic environment and meets health department requirements.
  • Ensure all canteen volunteers abide the food handling requirements and laws.
  • Ensure that adequate equipment is available for providing the canteen services.
  • Establish a menu of goods for sale that provides variety that will attract all members and visitors to purchase from the canteen.
  • Ensure goods are purchased at the best (but not necessarily the cheapest) rates possible.
  • Arrange orders, receipts, storage and display of stock.
  • Account for all purchases and receipts.
  • Ensure the canteen is open for business from half an hour before the commencement of the first game.
  • Report to the Canteen Sub-Committee any changes or suggestions that can promote an/or improve the services or sales of the canteen.

Length of Appointment

This will be a one (1) year appointment.

2022 State Championships

Our teams recently completed an outstanding campaign at the 2022 State Tee-Ball Championships.

With three gold medals, a bronze medal, and all teams hitting and surpassing all goals and expectations, we are more than confident that we can declare 2022 THE YEAR OF THE CAT!!

A huge thank you to all of our volunteer coaches, managers and support staff, our supporters and of course our players, who made our States season such a huge success.

This year, we were also ably supported by our Gold level State Championship sponsor, Dilate Digital, Perth's #1 digital marketing agency - thank you so much for your ongoing support this season!

Natasha Bakranich All Girls Carnival

Three all girls teams from Carine Cats recently competed in the inaugural Natasha Bakranich All Girls Tee-Ball Carnival, organised and hosted by the Huntingdale Tee-Ball Club. Providing opportunities for our girls to showcase their skills and receive targeted coaching and game opportunities is a priority for our club, and we were proud to be able to both support Huntingdale with their carnival and support a large number of our girls in competing on the day.

For many of the girls who competed, it was their first experience of a full day tee-ball carnival, and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. The growth of the girls across the course of the day was outstanding, with many commenting how much they had learned by playing together and commenting that they would look forward to trialling for future State Championship teams.

There was no selection process for the carnival, with invitations sent for any girl who wished to participate. We had a broad range of girls from a wide range of Saturday club teams, and equally as pleasing was seeing the girls connect again the following Saturday as they returned to playing against each other for positive, friendly, sporting club games.

Carine looks forward to making this an annual trek to Huntingdale!

CHIEFS Coaching Videos

The CHIEFS (Carine Hitting, Innovation & Effective Fielding Syndicate) recently returned for another year!

Held in early November, our first session was an opportunity for our valued volunteer coaches to meet others and share some stories.

We had a number of coaches present drills, games or competitions that they like to use at their trainings. We worked through them in the field so that we could all understand them and then take them back to our respective teams.

As part of our commitment to quality coaching and support for our volunteers, we also used the session as an opportunity to record a series of coaching videos. We hope to add to these at future CHIEFS sessions. Check out one of the videos below, and if you want to look at more, navigate to our Coaching Page.

Our CHIEFS sessions are open to anyone who wants to learn more about the game. Assistant coaches, parent helpers, or junior players helping your teams are always welcome to attend. The more development and fun we get into our teams, the better our club will be.

Cats Development Coaches

We are very excited to announce the return of our training development sessions which provides teams the opportunity to have one of the talented members of the baseball or softball clubs attend and run training sessions. This program has been going for a few years now to great feedback from kids, coaches and parents alike.

This season's coaches are Luke Johns and Sara Riou and you’ll see them at trainings across the seasons.

Luke is a past Chairperson of the Carine Baseball Club and has played or coached Teeball and baseball for over 30 years including stints as a State Championships coach and at summer camps in the USA.

Take a look at a clip showcasing the way Luke is able to break down the skills of tee-ball during one of our CHIEFS coaching sessions.

Sara started off playing Teeball as Carine as well and played softball internationally as well as in the Premier League, Open Women’s States and the Fully Loaded Summer Slam series.

Sit back and enjoy Sara's clutch walk-off double to get her Panthers team into the 2020 Fully Loaded Summer Series Softball tournament!