The Sydney Women’s Baseball League will announce a renewal of their sponsorship deal with ACON at their annual All Stars game on Sunday July 5.

ACON will agree to a further three years as sponsors of the league, providing up to $2000 a year to help with the purchase of uniforms and equipment.

The benefit of ACON sponsorship goes beyond monetary concerns, league spokeswoman Lara Sabbadin said.

We previously had sponsorship with ACON, but we’ve now re-written the sponsorship so that it is less about marketing and more about same-sex attracted women and ACON’s lesbian health strategy, she explained.

Sport is a really key preventative factor for same-sex attracted women that addresses both health issues and the social inclusion aspect. We’ve re-written the sponsorship to make it about providing information to the women in our league about community development activities that ACON’s involved in and to provide more health education.

The finest players from the SWBL’s teams will join together to form two supergroups for the All Stars game.

Each team in the league will choose its top three players to compete in the annual event, which Sabbadin said is always a prime opportunity for spectators.

It’s great because you get to see great baseball. Most teams tend to have five new people, five good people and two or so great people. But this has all the really skilled people, so you get to see some sharp baseball.

It’s also a great opportunity for anyone who thinks they might be interested in playing the game to come and watch. We’ve had a few players drop out recently, so we’re a bit concerned about losing a team. If people want to get involved they can still register for the second half of the season.

info: For more information on the Sydney Women’s Baseball League visit swbl.org

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