Baseball Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane Bandits was excited to recently announce a new QLD Competition, Futures League.

The Futures League will be played on a Wednesday night commencing mid to late September 2021 and should have minimal impact on the local Division 1 GBL competition or conflict with other programmes. The intent of the Futures League is that the Baseball QLD and Brisbane Bandits partnership enables a joint venture commencing this season and for future seasons, providing a pathway from the Baseball QLD Futures League to the Brisbane Bandits Futures Academy or ABL roster.

Baseball QLD High Performance Manager, Mr Shayne Watson commented that “this is a fantastic initiative from the dedicated and hardworking people on the Futures League Committee. Seeing scope for growth of this League is promising as we head into the inaugural season”, Watson said.

“The Futures League forms the foundation towards the collaboration between Baseball QLD and Brisbane Bandits. This will further highlight the extension of the player and coach Pathway Framework for baseballers within Queensland”, Watson said.

Brisbane Bandits Team Manager, Mr David Nilsson commented that “I am excited to see the talent on the field for this inaugural season. Overall, players will be at similar abilities, and I foresee games throughout the Futures League to be competitive. This will provide additional opportunity for players aspiring to play at the highest level in Australia”, Nilsson said.

“I will be keeping a close eye on the talent that is displayed on field as we prepare for a successful 2021/ 22 ABL Season. The Futures League Committee are doing a fantastic job and I applaud their commitment towards setting up this initiative”, Nilsson said.

Brisbane Bandits High Performance Manager, Mr Donald Lutz commented that “everyone involved with the Futures League will be benefiting from it. I am convinced the more time you spend on the field playing, training or simply being around your teammates will help you grow as a ballplayer and a person. I am very excited, as this is a big step to keep growing the game of baseball in Queensland”, Lutz said.

Not too late to register your Expressions of Interest that closes at 5.00pm, 27 August 2021.