Baseball Queensland (BQ) have entered a new era with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Queensland ABL licensee, the Brisbane Bandits.

The last MOU expired almost two years ago, and since that time the two organisations have been operating independently.

This new MOU promises a common-sense approach to the development of a number of facets of Baseball in Queensland, where the two organisations can work in concert to provide a range of outcomes for our community.

Bandits owner Mr Mark Ready praised the BQ board for their efforts in bringing the two parties together. “I’m looking forward to working with BQ’s new management group,” he said.

“We are in a very competitive and challenging environment for all sports at the moment – I think this is the best result to sustain our baseball community. This new agreement is exactly what we need for the stability of our sport moving ahead,” Ready said.

Both organisations bring to the agreement not only a conviction to collaborate and a willingness to cooperate in good faith, but a wealth of knowledge and practical expertise – all of which will no doubt provide a solid foundation for the sport moving forward.

Already, there are joint projects being planned that should be announced shortly.

The BQ board recognises this occasion as a significant step on the path to growth and cohesion for Baseball in Queensland.

“This is a momentous event,” said Chris Norrie, BQ Commissioner. “We have a real opportunity to bring positive change for our sport in this state.”
“We can’t do it without the collaboration of this key stakeholder. The future is now very bright indeed,” Norrie said.