First ever ACT women’s baseball team announced

letsdoitcanberra 15 September 2009 4

The first ever ACT Women’s Representative Baseball team was today announced ahead of the NSW Country Championships, October 3-5 in the Illawarra Region.

This is an exciting prospect for ACT Baseball and its expanding Women’s program and is seen as the first step toward its ultimate goal of participating in the Australian National Women’s Championships.

The announcement of the inaugural ACT Women’s team coincides with the ACT Baseball Association’s Let’s do it Canberra bid to join the Australian Baseball League (ABL), and further shows the strength of baseball within the region.

ACT Women’s representative, Eliza Russell says that this is the most exciting period of her short baseball career.

“This is a very exciting time for baseball in the ACT,” Eliza said.

“The ACT baseball community is quite small but everyone is excited about the Women’s team and the ‘Let’s do it Canberra’ bid.”

ACT Baseball Association President, Theo Vassalakis says that baseball within the region is gaining momentum and urges the Canberra community to support the first ever women’s representative team and the Let’s do it Canberra bid.

“Between our ‘Let’s do it Canberra’ bid to join the ABL and the first ever Women’s representative team, this is an important time for baseball in the region,” He said.

“To see a woman’s team representing the ACT for the first time shows how far the game in the region has come over recent years

“Pledging $20 in support of the ‘Let’s do it Canberra’ bid is not just a pledge for a team in the ABL, it’s a pledge for all baseball in the region.”

The Let’s do it Canberra bid must obtain 5,000, $20 pledges of support in addition to $100,000 per annum over three years in corporate support.

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4 Responses to First ever ACT women’s baseball team announced
Nosey Nosey 11:34 am 16 Sep 09

A group of women in the ACT that willingly play with bats and balls.

WTF? And enought of them to form a team

Nosey Nosey 9:51 am 16 Sep 09

Finally a group of females in Canberra that want to play with both bats and balls.

And, enough to form a group. Well done.

dusty dusty 8:04 am 16 Sep 09

That is the most rude and sexist post I have ever read Ozmackem
You are a complete tool if you think your opinion even matters.
There are lots of supporters of baseball in Canberra and the Womens grand final earlier this year was one of the most exciting games of any sport that I have ever watched.

ozmackem ozmackem 7:20 pm 15 Sep 09

I love almost all sport, but baseball, without doubt the most boring, tedious arse of a game ever invented.
I cannot begin to imagine how much worse it could be with women involved.

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