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Lismore has been chosen to host the Under-15 Oceania Baseball Championships.
Lismore has been chosen to host the Under-15 Oceania Baseball Championships.

Baseball players from Australia, New Zealand and Guam will converge on Lismore early next year for four days of competition to decide which team progresses to the Under 15 World Cup in Japan.

Lismore City Council and Baseball Australia announced today that Lismore had been chosen to host the Under 15 Oceania Baseball Championship from 19 to 24 January.

Baseball Australia chief operating officer Justin Drew said Lismore had proved itself as a first-class host of baseball events.

‘With quality facilities at Far North Coast Baseball, a welcoming city culture and fantastic partnership approach from Lismore City Council, we know it is going to be a memorable and successful event,’ Mr Drew said.

Close to 100 players, coaches and officials plus their families and spectators will arrive in Lismore on Tuesday, 19 January.

Lismore mayor Jenny Dowell said she was thrilled that Lismore had won the right to host the prestigious event.

‘We know that players coming here from all over Oceania will be blown away by our baseball facilities,’ Cr Dowell said.

‘Lismore prides itself on being a city that can cater for international events and we look forward to welcoming players, officials and supporters from the various countries involved.’

Finalised game and ceremony schedules will be released closer to the event.



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