Teams announced for 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Championship
Published by Gilles LeBlanc
Published on March 21, 2014
(Whitehorse, YT) – Five continents will be represented at the 2014 ISF Junior Men’s World Softball Championship in Whitehorse.
The championship will be held July 11 to 20 at the Pepsi Softball Centre, and on Thursday the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) revealed the eleven teams that will take part.
Asia, Europe, North America, South America, and Oceania all have teams participating. Argentina heads to Whitehorse as the defending champions, after winning South America's historic first-ever softball world championship at the event in 2012. They’ll be joined by host Canada, Mexico, United States and Venezuela, as representatives of the Americas.
Japan, the 2012 silver medalist, and Singapore will be in Whitehorse on behalf of Asia. Europe will be represented at the world championship by the Czech Republic and Denmark. Oceania will be represented by the 2012 bronze medalist Australia, as well as New Zealand.
"The Local Organizing Committee in Whitehorse has tremendous experience in both hosting and building a sustainable legacy for the local community through the delivery of excellent Softball World Championships, and I am confident the 2014 U-19 Junior Men's Softball World Championship will be another exciting and well-organized world stage for these dedicated young athletes to shine and proudly represent these eleven National Teams -- and their continents," said WBSC co-President, Don Porter.
Whitehorse previously hosted the 2008 Junior Men’s World Championship and 2012 Women’s World Championship.
“With just over 100 days to go until the action starts at the ballpark, it’s great to have the participating teams confirmed,” said George Arcand, Chair of the 2014 Organizing Committee. “I know the community will embrace all of these competitors and show them true northern hospitality. The countdown is on!”
For all the latest news and information on the championship, visit our official website: www.worldfastpitch2014.com.
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