Baseball Australia confirmed the 2023 Australian Senior League Championship would be hosted in a brand-new facility at Peel Diamond Sports at Lakelands Park from May 8-12.
After being announced as the 2022 Australian Senior League Championship hosts, only to be relocated to Geelong Victoria due to C-19 border closures, Mandurah City Council is excited to welcome baseball back to the west.
Teams will travel to Mandurah from across the country and vie for the championship title, which was won by Victorian Charter Eastern Athletics this year.
The City of Mandurah and hosts Peel Diamond Sports will support the five-day event.
City of Mandurah Mayor Rhys Williams said it would be great to welcome players and officials to Mandurah for the highly anticipated event next year.
“While it was unfortunate the event was not able to go ahead this year, we’re looking forward to holding these national championships in Mandurah for 2023,” he said.
“Our award-winning Lakelands Park facility is the perfect spot to host an event of this calibre, and will put Mandurah in the spotlight for a national audience. It’s also hoped the event will bring a number of benefits to our local economy.”
“We hope all players, staff and their families can experience everything Mandurah has to offer while they’re here, including our local businesses, cafes and restaurants, and range of tourism opportunities.”
It will be the first time Western Australia has hosted a national Little League event.
Baseball Western Australia chief executive Lachlan Dale said it was a great result to have the tournament return to Western Australia.
“In what has been a challenging number of years for not only Baseball but the whole community, we are looking forward to moving forward and bringing the ASLC back to the national event calendar.”
“It is a great opportunity for Peel Diamond Sports, City of Mandurah and the WA baseball family to get behind the tournament and showcase baseball in the west.”
The Australian Senior League Championship was first held in 2016, featuring players aged 13-16 and is played on full-sized diamonds.
Baseball Australia chief executive Glenn Williams was excited to take Little League baseball to the region.
“We had to be agile in our movements around Senior League in 2022, now more than ever it is important to share key events on our calendar with the Baseball community. “
“Lakelands Park has received a significant investment and is a fantastic facility and we hope the event will boost baseball’s profile further in the area.”
The 2023 champions will head to Easley, South Carolina, USA for the Senior League World Series in late July.