Little baseballers wanted
Young local boys interested in baseball have the opportunity to vie for a spot in a special squad that will attend the Little League Baseball World Series – the biggest junior sport competition in the world.
Far North Coast Baseball’s dream is to have a local team representing Australia in Pennsylvania in 2010 at the World Series, and the first step is the introduction of the Twilight Little League competition.
The competition is open to all school students who were born between May 1 1997 and April 30 1999 and Far North Coast Baseball is chasing as many local kids as possible.
“Anyone who joins the Twilight competition is going to get training, the opportunity to compete with teams from around Australia and of course the chance at that ultimate goal of getting to the US, a trip which is completely paid for by Baseball Australia,” Far North Coast Baseball junior development committee member Robyn Youngberry said. “It’s the biggest junior competition in the world and they treat the boys like superior athletes when they’re over there – they get so much respect and the older players show them such a wonderful time.”
Students who decide to join the competition will be placed in a school team, playing in their school sports uniform under the supervision of Far North Coast coaches.
At the completion of the Twilight Little League competition, a squad of 24 players will be selected to commence training in February 2010 for the World Series.
For more information, phone Robyn on 0438 662 523, Jake Anderson on 0401 767 825 or visit www.fnc.baseball