After a successful series of baseball skills sessions ran last season by some of the region’s best baseballer’s, as well as the recent formation of the Wallerawang District Junior Baseball Association, junior baseball is set to hit the diamond from this October.
Junior baseball in the region has been on hiatus for a number of years but with the popularity of Major League Baseball and the Australian Baseball League, as well as baseballs inclusion at the Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020, junior baseball is making a comeback.
Over the last ten years, the Wallerawang Baseball Association has been running a successful over 14’s competition which has seen teams from Wallerawang, Lithgow and Bathurst battle it out every Sunday. With many families attending the games, an opportunity arose to establish a competition that focused on the next generation of young male and female baseball players.
President of the Wallerawang District Junior Baseball Association, John Kearney, said that “What is appealing about a junior competition is that games run for one hour on a Sunday morning and it doesn’t require travel all over the region to compete. The kids can focus on having fun and play ball whilst Mum and Dad can watch on as supporters and even play baseball in the senior competition themselves”.
Based at Lake Wallace, possibly one of the most picturesque baseball fields in NSW, the 17 week competition starts on Sunday 16th October at the Wallerawang baseball field. Interested boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 14 years can register to play in the competition by attending the muster day on Sunday 25th September at 2pm at the Wallerawang Baseball clubhouse, Lake Wallace.
Registration fees are $60 per player and payable on the day. Alternatively, registration forms and further information can be obtained by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting John Kearney on 02 6355 1919 or messaging 040 907 1040. Registration closes 1st October 2016.