North Coast Ball Club celebrates first pitch and swing at Quinns Rocks batting cage

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Butler MLA John Quigley and North Coast Ball Club president Antony Carter in the cage with some junior baseballers.
Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts, Butler MLA John Quigley and North Coast Ball Club president Antony Carter in the cage with some junior baseballers.

NORTH Coast Ball Club players have welcomed the addition of a diamond sports batting cage at their Quinns Rocks home ground.

Wanneroo Mayor Tracey Roberts and club patron Butler MLA John Quigley visited Gumblossom Reserve on February 16 to hand over the batting cages to the club and undertake a ceremonial first pitch and batting swing within the cage.

President Antony Carter acknowledged their support for getting key infrastructure for diamond sports such as teeball, baseball and softball within the area.

“North Coast is over 30 years old and has been pushing teeball throughout the primary schools all the way through to Two Rocks,” he said.

“Junior baseball and junior softball remains key to keeping these kids active and engaged throughout their teenage years.

“The ongoing support from the council remains vital to providing key infrastructure like the baseball and softball batting cage, and to continue this focus and growth.”

Mrs Roberts said due to current growth within the North Coastal corridor, it remained imperative that infrastructure supporting sporting clubs continued to expand and the City planned to install a baseball back net this year as well.

She said that it was vital to have infrastructure to expand non-traditional, minority sports, giving children more choice.

Mr Quigley acknowledged the shortage of suitable reserves with required infrastructure supporting small ball sports within the northern coastal corridor area.

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