Narangba will see about $193,000 in economic benefit when Baseball Queensland swings into the Moreton Bay Region for the Under 18’s Baseball Queensland State Championships this week.
Up to seven teams, made up of 120 athletes, will try to put their best pitch forward for the coveted Baseball Queensland State Championships that will be played out over four days.
Spokesperson for Parks, Recreation and Sport and Division 11 Councillor, Darren Grimwade said he was pumped Baseball Queensland would be landing in Moreton Bay to host the Under 18’s State Championships.
“The Moreton Bay Region boasts plenty of opportunities for members of the community to enjoy sporting facilities of very high standard and we’ve certainly hit the ball out of the park with this very popular Harris Avenue Sports complex,” Cr Grimwade said.
“The Harris Avenue Sports complex, one of many fantastic sporting facilities council provides the community, boasts two baseball fields and three soccer fields and is home to the Narangba Demons Baseball Club and the Narangba United Soccer Club.
“I know our community will join me in welcoming Baseball Queensland to Narangba, for what I expect will be a fantastic, action-packed weekend.
“With a line-up of 120 competitors and officials and more than 180 spectators expected to attend, this event is sure to be big hit in the community.
“I encourage competitors and spectators to make the most of the weekend and enjoy all that Narangba has to offer in their spare time - from taking a cruisy drive through fields and paddocks and exploring native animals along the tranquil Burpengary Creek there is just so much to see in the Moreton Bay Region.”
Baseball Queensland, Chief Executive Officer, Paul Gonzalez said it was great to be heading back to Narangba for a State Championship.
“Narangba has a great facility and a dedicated committee ready to host the event,” Mr Gonzalez said.
“The Under 18’s State Championships showcase regions from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Northern NSW and North Queensland and provide the platform for 16 and 17 year olds to step up to the next level to showcase their skills.”
Mr Gonzalez said the events also doubled as part of the selection process for the Under 18 Queensland team, which would compete at the National Youth Championships in Sydney in January.
The event will run from September 22 to 25 at the Narangba Demons Baseball Club, Harris Avenue Narangba.