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Free ‘Try T-Ball and Baseball Day’ this Saturday

THERE was no winter season last year because of Covid and this year because of the wet weather but any doubt Bankstown Sports Baseball Club (BSBC) president Jeff Craft had about his players’ ability to come out swinging for the upcoming season are gone after they returned from a recent Gold Coast tournament with a gold medal win.

“It just adds to the excitement of getting our season underway,” he said.
Children who play baseball at a young age are able to develop coordination skills that they can carry with them for the rest of their lives, according to Craft.
“The cardiovascular exercise also helps improve lung capacity and increase metabolism,” he said.
Playing, coaching and umpiring for about six years, Craft got interested in baseball through his children.
Now a passionate devotee, he says there’s no better feeling than being out on the field.
“The camaraderie is fantastic,” he said.
To give more an opportunity to experience the game, BSBC is holding a free ‘Try T-Ball and Baseball’ day this Saturday, August 6, 11am-2pm, at Boggabilla Reserve in Bass Hill.
“Bring the kids along and see if they like it,” Craft said.
BSBC’s summer season kicks off in early September and runs until the end of March for the 50 children and 50 adults in the club.
Playing in the Macarthur competition, the club trains on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and kids play on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, while adults play on Friday and Saturday.
“Anyone aged from four to over 35 year is welcome,” Craft said.
For more info, call 0430 356 346 or email president@bankstownsportsbaseball.com.au.