Baseball Queensland in partnership with the Brisbane Bandits is proud to announce the Futures League (Opens) competition will be playing for the Ash Anderson Cup.

The Baseball Queensland community were saddened earlier this year when Ash tragically passed away following a car accident.

Ash has been involved in our Queensland State Performance Pathway Program and the Brisbane Bandits Academy over the last several years, a member of Surfers Paradise and Beenleigh Hawks Baseball Clubs throughout his junior playing career. Ash’s latest Queensland representation was his selection in the 2020/21 U18 Queensland Team. Following a successful Queensland Showcase Event, Ash was selected in the National Training Squad. His outlook on life, determination towards his development and infectious smile was a major influence on many players and coaches throughout Baseball Queensland.

Baseball Queensland Commissioner, Mr Chris Norrie commented that “It is fitting that the prize for our Futures League is in memory of Ash. He was the embodiment of what this league is about: having courage, stepping up and giving your best. The Ash Anderson Cup will therefore always serve as a reminder of that spirit.”, Norrie said.

Mr Mark Ready, of Brisbane Bandits stated that “Ash was a special person on and off the field. This is a great acknowledgment to always keep him in our hearts and memory. It also allows him to keep making a positive impact in his community and the game which he loved”, Ready said.

The Ash Anderson Cup will be presented to the winning team of the inaugural Futures League (opens) Championship game scheduled for Wednesday, 17 November 2021 @ Bannister Park, Hendra starting at 7:00pm.

Ash Anderson