Baseball Queensland will host the annual U16 Baseball State Titles in Trinity Beach, Cairns from 27 to 30 September 2019.
Regional representative teams consisting of over 140 participants from all around Queensland including an all-girls team will arrive in Cairns on 26 September to compete over four days to identify the best team in the State. Games will be played on the long standing Trinity Beach Baseball Fields with all teams returning each day to the official accommodation venue, Cairns Colonial Club Hotel.
Cairns Regional Council Mayor Bob Manning welcomed the athletes from across Queensland for the championships.
“This is the third year we have welcomed these championships back to Cairns, and it is a great opportunity to showcase our region to all the families and teams involved,” Cr Manning said.
“I thank Baseball Queensland for recognising Cairns as a sporting destination capable of facilitating a high-standard tournament and hope the all players perform to their best ability and take a little time out to explore our beautiful region.”
Support from both the Cairns Regional Council and the Queensland Government were key in bringing this event and similar Baseball State Titles events to Cairns over the past three years. In previous years events have been held at the new and picturesque Walker Road Precinct Baseball facility but understandable demand for access to the facility has seen this years event move to the long standing home of Cairns Baseball on Nautilus Street in Trinity Beach.
Baseball Queensland is excited to be able to offer our participants an opportunity to play a State Titles event in the setting of Cairns. The opportunity to travel with a team and play in an event such as this is often a driver for continued participation in our sport. The standard of the facilities and the lush tropical setting enhances the experience.
Baseball Queensland will identify a Queensland Bandits Team from the top performers at this event who will train with the team in preparation for the U16 Nationals in Geelong in January 2020.