Four young players of the Hawks Club of Guerche-de-Bretagne (Ille-et-Vilaine) have been selected for the French team for the European Championships. Gabin Chaussée will join the French baseball team 12U. From July 5 to 15, he will participate with the Blues in the European Championship, in Vienna, Austria. The goal: to reach the first two places in the standings to then participate in the World Cup in 2023. In 2021, two young Hawks had been selected at this level.
In the 15U category, two players, Léna Joseph and Jasmine Georget, will represent the colors of the club in the France softball team. This is in contention in the 15U women’s European softball championship which will take place from July 18 to 23 in Enschede, the Netherlands. This is a first in this category for the Hawks.
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Firmin Hassed should also have played in blue in July for the European Championships in Bulgaria. Unfortunately, managers from the France team had to cancel the participation of the France collective because of the Covid-19. The young Guerchais, used to selections for the France team, is pursuing his dream of becoming a professional player. After four years at the France baseball center in Toulouse, he will join the Western Nebraska College in the USA at the start of the school year.
At the same time, for the 18 U, the American dream finally materializes. After two years of postponement, their Hawks USA baseball tour will take place from July 14 to 30. A project partly self-financed by the actions of young people. Seventeen players, four managers and two guides are on the trip. For two weeks, they will share the life of the Americans because they will be housed with families.
New York and Pennsylvania
Their program: a week in New York between training and baseball games and visits to Manhattan, then a week of an international tournament in Freeport, Pennsylvania. A great experience both sporting and human in perspective. Never short of projects, the club is already considering a new tour in the USA for a collective 13U.
Note: Tuesday, July 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the baseball stadium, discovery day of American sports with American meal, for 14-29 year olds, with Detlev Bernard, sports educator for the Hawks, in partnership with the Kreiz 23 and the local mission of the country of Vitré. Contact: tel. 06 10 03 51 10 or 07 49 04 85 62.