Gold + Blue for the Cynics!

SUBC are thrilled to announce the awarding of both a SUSF Gold and Blue, to Wade Shipard and Alex Cobb respectively!

Wade Shipard

President, 2 x premiership winning player, 15 season veteran, League MVP, Club MVP, 2 x ‘Stump’ Award recipient and now SUSF Gold recipient.

Wade has thoroughly contributed to all facets of the Club since joining in 2004. He has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2009 and Club President for the past three seasons. On a seemingly endless list, Wade’s greatest contribution was single-handedly organising the 2017 trip to the Hong Kong International Baseball Open, and backing up again for the 2018 installment.

From everyone at the Club, past and present, we offer a tremendous congratulations and thank you to Wade for his tireless efforts.



Since joining the SUBC in 2014 Alex has progressed through the grades to become the Club’s preeminent pitcher and 2 x Club MVP (2017, 2018).

Alex’s 2018 campaign was outstanding, posting a 2.06 ERA over 65+ innings in first grade, deservedly picking up the first grade and Club MVP honours. Following the SWBL winter season, Alex was named SUSF male captain for the 2018 Nationals (previously known as Unigames or Inter-Varsity). Alex starred in a gold medal winning team, allowing one earned run over 12 innings work in the tournament.

Alex’s Blue marks the Club’s first in 15 years and we extend a huge congratulations on his achievements!



Wade and Alex will be garbed in their respective jackets at the SUSF Blues Dinner on Friday November 30. All members, past and present are welcome, and encouraged, to attend. Further details are available here

A full list of the Club’s Gold and Blue recipients is available here.

Andrew Franklin