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Baseball Australia announces plans for new Women’s League
Providing another example of the growth of female sport, Baseball Australia has announced plans to introduce a new Women’s Australian Baseball League.
Baseball Australia Chief Executive Cam Vale advised that the new league will be considered following extensive stakeholder engagement and the formation of a working committee of stakeholders across both business and baseball.
Stating that the new league would be a significant step forward for women’s baseball in Australia, Vale explained "this is an important and necessary step forward for Australian Baseball and the growth and success of Women’s Baseball.
“The Baseball Australia Strategic Plan set last year prioritised women’s baseball, and now following this year’s Women’s World Cup the time is right to drive this to the next level.”
Vale sees that Baseball Australia can use the newly created AFLW and NRL Women’s leagues as a foundation for their growth and learning, adding "the importance of wide-ranging consultation with women at all levels of sport and through business is a key outcome the Board of Baseball Australia wants to see before the creation of this league.
“Consideration on the timing of the league, structure and format, innovation and input from broadcast partners are crucial factors to the league’s success.
“One of the key goals discussed by the board was to ensure the Women’s ABL is a sustainable and standalone league in its own right.”
It is understood the ABL teams have declared their support for a women’s league at a recent meeting of owners.
Vale concluded "played in Australia – but with both a domestic and international outlook – a Women’s ABL would give Baseball Australia an opportunity to continue our growth as highlighted by the recently restructured and expanded Men’s Australian Baseball League."
Planned milestones for the Women’s Australian Baseball League:
• Formation of a Women’s Working Committee (November 2018)
• Roadmap and structure for the Women’s ABL (March 2019)
• Australian Women’s & Youth Women’s Championships in Canberra (14th to 21st April 2019)
Image courtesy of Baseball Australia/Facebook.
18th October 2018 - New report shows rising international interest in womens sport
18th October 2018 - Women Sport Australia announce ‘world beating’ sportswomen
24th June 2015 - Women’s sport is a seriously untapped market
12th April 2015 - ABC highlights decline in media coverage of women’s sport
2nd April 2014 - Australian baseball needs backing from Governments
10th June 2013 - Female sport participation linked to educational achievement
24th July 2012 - Baseball and softball bodies unite to seek Olympics return
28th March 2011 - Brett Pickett to take on Australian Baseball Federation CEO Role
10th August 2010 - US Support for Australian Baseball League
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