Supporting Mitchell Shire’s Growing Baseball Community

In a significant boost to local sports infrastructure, the Broadford Baseball Lighting Upgrade Project was officially opened on Wednesday 17 April, marking a new era for baseball enthusiasts in Mitchell Shire.

The $365,000 project, opened by the Mitchell Shire Deputy Mayor Cr Nathan Clark, brings cutting-edge infield and outfield lighting to training standard, enhancing both visibility and safety for players.

Now competing for 25 years, the Mitchell Majors Baseball Club proudly stands as the sole baseball club within the shire, showcasing a robust lineup of nearly 100 active members.

Notably, the club has seen a remarkable surge in female engagement, reinforcing its commitment to inclusivity and diversity in sports.

Mitchell Majors Baseball Club President Phil Minnitt said the lights have drastically improved training conditions for players.

“We’re very thankful for the support of local baseball from the Victorian Government and Mitchell Shire Council,” he said.

“This investment significantly improves our facilities and helps us to attract new players to the club and the game.

“We’re looking forward to continued growth as a club and eventually introducing nighttime baseball competition to Mitchell Shire.”

Mitchell Shire Deputy Mayor Councillor Nathan Clark said this collaboration underscores a shared vision for fostering a vibrant sporting community in Mitchell Shire.

“‘It ensures baseball is a viable local recreation opportunity for people of all ages and abilities,” he said.

“We’re very grateful to the Victorian Government for supporting this project and helping to prepare our shire for the future.”

This project was made possible through the generous support of the Victorian Government, which contributed $250,000, alongside a significant $115,000 investment from Council.

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