Europe: French city to build three new fields, one dedicated to paralympic baseball/softball

Europe: French city to build three new fields, one dedicated to paralympic baseball/softball
13/05/2022
WBSC Paralympic Commission chairman Tom Nagel: "These initiatives make Baseball for All truly possible, for the benefit of all."

The French town of Javerdat has announced the construction of three new fields. One of the fields will host baseball for the blind activity. The project is being supported by the Haute-Vienne club and the mayor of Javerdat, Annie Dardilhac.

The Baseball5 field in Saint Gence, inaugurated in 2019, has been renovated and can now host wheelchair softball activities. Other indoor facilities for Baseball5 and wheelchair softball are available in Javerdat and Oradour Sur Glane.

The Haute-Vienne Department in the New Aquitaine Region is growing into a hub for Paralympic baseball/softball in France.

The region's baseball commission organised a public conference on Paralympic baseball/softball in Limoges. Jean Marie Boulay coordinated the event. Tom Nagel, WBSC Paralympic Commission chairman, attended.

The advantages of blind baseball and wheelchair softball have been at the centre of the conference.

"These initiatives make Baseball for All truly possible, for the benefit of all," Nagel said. "This hub should serve as a model for other regions."

Cover picture (left): Tom Nagel, Annie Dardilhac, and Jean-Marie Boulay