The Chelsea Baseball Club has appointed local baseball identity Rob Bowen as its coach for the coming summer season.
Bowen arrives at ‘the Pond’ with more than 50 years of experience playing and coaching both juniors and seniors at club and representative levels across Victoria. He’s the first external coaching appointment at the club in more than a decade.
“I’m looking forward to the challenge,” said Bowen.
“It’s been some time since Chelsea has enjoyed success but the club has taken some major strides of late. There’s some real talent among the playing group and I’m looking forward to working with them to bring finals baseball back to the club.”
After a disappointing summer season that saw the club finish last in the Baseball Victoria Division 3 competition, the Dolphins have made some significant advances on the diamond, having secured the Dandenong Baseball Association B-grade winter minor premiership and has seen rapid growth in its junior program. These advances has club president Tony Firman bullish about his club’s progression both in the short and long term.
“The committee has worked hard over a number of seasons to build a playing, training and social facility that we can be proud of,” said Firman.
“We’re starting to see the results this winter and I’m confident Rob can bring even further improvement to the group in the summer. What is particularly pleasing is seeing how many kids are taking up the game. There’s some really talented kids here and we’re really looking forward to seeing them develop into senior players.”
Chelsea baseball club is keen to hear from senior and junior players interested in playing baseball this summer. Anyone interested in playing baseball this summer should contact Brendan Robinson on 0499 911 713. The summer season commences in October.