Baseball Victoria and Latrobe City Council are pleased to announce that the 2019 Victorian U14’s State Winter Championships and the 2019 Victorian U16’s State Winter Championships will take place in Latrobe Valley this winter. The 2019 U14’s State Winter Championships are set for 29th – 30th June and the U16’s State Winter Championships will be on 20th – 21st July. The Morwell and Traralgon venues will provide a fantastic location for these tournaments which will see hundreds of players and parents visit Latrobe Valley for a chance to compete against some of the state’s top teams.
Last year, the U16’s State Winter Championships and the U18’s State Winter Championships were held at Morwell, and Baseball Victoria is excited to return to Latrobe Valley for more fun-filled and action-packed tournaments this winter season. “It was great to bring the 2018 State Winter Championships to Morwell, and this year we are looking forward to improving our events even further and welcoming more participants to Latrobe Valley for the opportunity to win a State Winter Championship,” Baseball Victoria Acting CEO Jeff Paull said. “We appreciate the continued support of Latrobe City Council, Latrobe Valley Baseball Association and local baseball clubs in making these championships possible.”
Over the course of both championships, there will be plenty to do and see in Latrobe Valley, with baseball clinics and family-friendly activities planned for the winter weekends. Baseball Victoria has partnered with Big4 Traralgon Park Lane Holiday Park to provide special deals and discounts to players and families that choose to book at this ideal accommodation in the centre of all the action.
“I am very thrilled to see the State Winter Championships return to our region, as the opportunity to host some of the top teams from across the state is a fantastic opportunity,” Latrobe City Mayor Cr Graeme Middlemiss said. “The region has a strong history of baseball and I know our community can’t wait to see some of the emerging talent in our backyard. It’s a great chance for our local representative sides to play against the best in the state. I will be sure to catch a few games across the weekend.”