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LIGUE CALÉDONIENNE DE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL

Maison des sports, BP13461, 98802 Nouméa, New Caledonia

www.lcbs.nc

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Governance

SYLVIAN RAFFARD-ARTIGUE

President

GILLES LEROI

Secretary General

NICOLAS MATHEY

Vice President

THIERRY PAILLE

Treasurer

History

Baseball & Softball Association first appear in New Caledonia during the second world ware through US Army positioned in this area. It wasn’t a lot played after the war; however women were still playing another ball sport, which is the Cricket. Early 90s a group of friends saw some Baseball on TV and started to play on Kuendu beach. Kids around were looking interested and the group decided to create clubs. The first two clubs were at Païta and another in b (Olympique Générale). In 1993 was created the first Baseball & Softball association. This association became in 1997 the New-Caledonian Baseball & Softball League, and being affiliated to the French Baseball & Softball Federation in 2003. Because of geographical distance is still hard to get benefits from France, so we are working hard to continuing developing sport activities by ourselves. In 1999 the first New-Caledonia Baseball national team selection participates to the Pacific’s Games at Guam islands. They finished last one. However they ranked 5th at Fiji (2003) then 4th at the Palau Mini-Games (2005), and finally 2nd at Samoa islands (2007). In 2004, we organized our first International tournament involving four countries: Japan, Australia, New Zealand et Fiji.  In 2005, New Caledonia became fully member of the Baseball Confederation of Oceania. Baseball & Softball are well played in the Pacific regions: 12 federations/leagues are affiliated to the BCO. The main goal of this organization is to expand Baseball all around the area and focusing on Youth Baseball by organizing academies. The last one was hosted in New Caledonia involving 40 young players from 14 to 17. Our league was regrouping 461 players affiliated in 2009 dispatched in 5 clubs (Lions, Locomotives, Titans, Dolphins & Rhinos). In 2010, a 6th club reappear (Braves) which was one the first one created back in 90s. In 2011, New Caledonia hosted Pacific Games involving 6 Oceania Baseball nations.