Ku-Ring-Gai Stealers Baseball Club

North Shore's Premier Baseball & Softball Club

Life Members & JVG Recipients

Life membership is awarded to those who have made significant contributions towards the progression of the club with the minimum criteria for nomination being

  • Member of Stealers for more than 10 years
  • Active member of the committee for more than 5 years
  • Improved the Stealers brand by their involvement
  • Respected within the Stealers community

Stealers current life members

  • Brian Luttrel
  • Rick Geersen
  • Col Clark
  • David Coutts
  • Frank Freeman
  • Gordon Fraser
  • Chris Rainnie
  • Rob McCluskey
  • Ian Graham
  • Linda Matheson

JVG award for sportsmanship and coaching excellence

This award is in recognition of one of Stealers past players, John van Geldermalsen who was tragically lost to us in a drowning accident.

He epitomised how to play the game, never arguing an umpires decision, he got on with playing ball and was an exceptional coach and mentor to all who had the honour of playing with him
J.V.G Award Criteria

 Has played the game in the “Spirit of the Game” through his/her Leadership and Sportsmanship.
 Has been inspirational in his/her coaching of the team.
 Has accepted the umpire’s decision without showing dissent.
 Has maintained control of his / her team at times of disagreement with the umpire’s decision.
 Has not engaged in back chatting with the umpire, players or spectators.
 Has diffused player conflict with opposing teams

JVG award recipients

  • 2011 – John van Geldermalsen – posthumously
  • 2012 – Gordon Fraser
  • 2013 – Harm Drenth
  • 2014 – no recipient