The Ghajnsielem Redcoats are very much looking forward to July 2018 and hope to be able to participate in both the baseball and the softball tournaments at Castions Delle Mura
Following the first game loss against Novi Sad, the coaching staff of the U12 team realised that their greatest challenge for the rest of the XXVI Memorial Federico Zuttion International Youth Baseball Tournament was to get the key players to believe in themselves and perform at their best. With two decisive games the following day, it was no easy task.
Although there was an improvement in the 2nd and 3rd games of the group stage, it was the performance of the placement final which was at the level which was expected at the onset. Despite the disappointment of losing the final, the players felt satisfied with their performance and were proud to have represented their club and their country at such a high level international tournament. Singing along as the National Anthem was played prior to the final was also very emotional for the entire team.
One needs to congratulate all the players for their behaviour on and off the field, as well as their overall performance. The parents have made this possible with their continuous support and by believing in the what the club stands for. Head Coach Steve Ellis deserves a lot of credit for his dedication and commitment during the preparation stage prior to the tournament as well as for managing to turn around the performances following the first game. The input of coaches Charles E Attard and Joseph Scicluna was also important.
Finally, The Club also wants to congratulate the hosts, A.s.D. Europa Baseball Club and Friuli 81 Softball Club A.s.D, for the organisation of four high level tournaments with the participation of 30 teams over three memorable days. The closing ceremony was certainly one to remember for all the participants. The Ghajnsielem Redcoats are very much looking forward to July 2018 and hope to be able to participate in both the baseball and the softball tournaments at Castions Delle Mura.