Bailey in state rep team
AFTER taking up softball only a year ago, Bailey Stone impressed selectors recently and was chosen for the Queensland side to compete at the national 12 years and under championships in Canberra from November 11-16.
The 12-year-old played six games and then finals at the state trials in Redlands between September 14 and 16, with his Capricornia team who were named runners-up.
Bailey, who attends Trinity College, said he got into the sport after he and a couple of friends began playing at school and tried out for the Port Curtis team.
Now it appears, he can't get enough of softball with his mother saying that when he's not at the Gladstone pitch, he's in the yard practising with his younger brother. Although Bailey is excited to be going to Canberra to play new opposition, his parents, Jason and Susan are finding it a costly exercise.
The compulsory team levy alone is $900 and when you add on the cost of training camps and travel, expenses start to add up, especially with the family living in Yarwun rather than the city.
Susan said that they were hoping a sponsor might step forward or people within the community might have some fundraising ideas they could share.
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