Baseball Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane Bandits is excited to announce a new QLD Competition, Futures League.
The Futures League is a 10 week, draft based competition aimed at players aged 17 to 24* that will provide a high level of play and development opportunities for players looking to progress their careers to the ABL and college pathways.
Baseball QLD Director of Game Development, Mr David Badke commented “The Futures League will create an environment to improve the player pathways and partnering with the Brisbane Bandits is great for Baseball in QLD. It will provide high level quality games where we can showcase our local players like an MLB farm system, to the ABL franchises, overseas scouts and colleges”, Badke said.
Bandits Owner, Mr Mark Ready commented that “over the next few years the Baseball QLD Futures League and the Brisbane Bandits Futures Academy will become a window of opportunity for those players looking to play at a higher level. I acknowledge and thank the hard work and drive of a lot of people in both organisations to make this happen”, Ready said.
It will create growth for our sport and help raise the talent level in our state. I couldn’t be prouder to see this finally come to fruition, “Creating a showcase league to give more opportunities to our young men and women to play at a higher level in baseball has been a dream of mine for years”. With the collaboration of Baseball Queensland now it will become a reality”, Ready said.
Further information will follow in the coming days.
*Players outside this age group may be considered after consultation with the Brisbane Bandits and the BQ High Performance Team.