Baseball Queensland [BQ] is pleased to announce the partnership with Moreton Bay Council to host the David Nilsson Little League, Junior League, Senior League and Division 2 state titles to be held at Talobilla Park, Redcliffe in 2020 and 2021.
BQ is excited to continue building a great relationship with Moreton Bay Regional Council. This relationship has created the opportunity four our LL, JL and SL State titles to expand with the addition of division two tournaments, which has created more opportunities for young people to experience the tournament and regional baseball.
Moreton Bay Regional Council continues to play an active role in securing these events within their region. Most recently the U16 and U18 State Titles were held at the Kippa-Ring location as well as Narangaba. Baseball Queensland is extremely fortunate to partner with such a progressive council that continues to provide opportunities for baseball to flourish.
Moreton Bay Regional Council, Councillor for Division 5 James Houghton said he was excited to welcome and host some of the country’s best young baseball talent at Talobilla Park, noting the venue was no stranger to high-quality youth baseball with Queensland’s largest baseball club, the Redcliffe Leagues Padres, calling Kippa-Ring home.
“With two competition-grade diamonds at Talobilla Park, council was quick to put its hand up and partner with Baseball Queensland when the opportunity to host the Queensland Under 18 State Titles presented itself,” Cr Houghton said.
“Not only will it be a boom for baseball in the Moreton Bay Region, but it will also provide significant economic benefit for local retailers and tourism businesses.
“To have some of the state’s top-flight young baseball talent step up to the plate and play high-quality ball at Talobilla Park is a home run for our region and is part of the reason why the council is investing $34.1 million in 2019/20 towards important sport and recreation infrastructure.
“Council values a healthy and active lifestyle and we hope this competition will encourage a new wave of baseball enthusiasts to the game.”
BQ is also pleased to have Padres Baseball Club as the host venue for the tournaments. Padres have a fantastic history of hosting State Titles events providing great hospitality and exceptional playing surfaces. We look forward to experiencing the exceptional standard of service Padres have become renowned for.
BQ is also looking to expand the scope of the State Titles to include tee-ball and rookie ball level of competition. The desire to expand has been a focus for Baseball Queensland CEO Paul Gonzalez and the timing to explore these options is now.
“I, on behalf of Baseball Queensland are pleased to continue developing relationships that allow for more young people to experience new aspects of baseball. Partnering with Moreton Bay Regional Council for the next two years will allow us to continue expanding these State Titles to cater for a wider range of players. ”
“Our aim is to build a better future for baseball and having space to potentially expand with a tee ball and rookie ball tournament not only provide experiences for new players to experience tournament baseball but also continue to build on the fantastic atmosphere that comes with having people from all across our state involved,”
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More information about the state titles will be shared as the tournament gets closer.