BIG TOURNAMENT: (From left) Far North Coast players Josh Healy, Sam Parsons, Ethan Elliott and Connor Wyles are keen to participate in the Timberjacks carnival at Albert Park.
BIG TOURNAMENT: (From left) Far North Coast players Josh Healy, Sam Parsons, Ethan Elliott and Connor Wyles are keen to participate in the Timberjacks carnival at Albert Park. Marc Stapelberg

Five Far North Coast teams in Timberjacks carnival

FIVE Far North Coast teams will be part of the annual Timberjacks junior baseball carnival in Lismore this week.

FNC will be represented from under-12s through to U20s with about 100 local players competing in the three-day carnival.

There are 26 teams entered, including two from New Caledonia with a host of teams from Brisbane, Sydney and the Gold Coast.

"It's a big tournament and the players look forward to it all year," FNC U16 coach Tony Egan said.

"Everyone is always asking at the start of the year when the trials are on and how can they get picked.

"I think we're looking pretty solid in all the divisions."

Competition starts on Friday with the carnival expected to bring up to 800 people to Lismore.

It has been described by some of the top names in Australian baseball as one of the country's best junior tournaments.

The Albert Park complex is well-known for having some of the best facilities to run a carnival of this size.

"It's all about fun and development really," Egan said.

"We just want to see the kids better themselves and do those little things that we work on in training.

"We've got both boys and girls competing and I think they'll enjoy themselves.

"It's a big part of their baseball calendar and they get to meet a lot of new people from other areas."

Games start at 8am.



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