I rise today to say, 'Go Cavs!' The Cavs, the Canberra Calvary, is Canberra's baseball team and, just yesterday, the Cavs beat the Sydney Blue Soxs in an absolute nail-biter to remain top of the Australian Baseball League ladder. Over the past few years, the Cavs have enjoyed enormous success.
Led by head coach Michael Collins, the team won the Claxton Shield in the 2012-13 season. It was a great privilege for some of the team members to come out to my electorate office to showcase this amazing shield and share it with the people of Canberra. In the same year, they also took out the 2013 Asia Series in Taiwan, proving they have got what it takes not only in Australia but also throughout Asia—throughout the world.
As loud and proud supporters of the Cavs, my staff and I are looking forward to watching the guys play at the Narrabundah Ballpark against the Melbourne Aces on 20 November. It is going to be a great night; we have got all the team—my team—there cheering on the great Cavs and we are going to have a great night. I really cannot wait to cheer the Cavs on from the sidelines with my fantastic team. I wish the boys the best of luck for this season and I congratulate them on their great start to the season so far. I know Canberrans will be cheering you on this season.
We are very, very proud baseball supporters here in Canberra and no matter where the Cavs end up on the ladder this year, they will make us proud and Canberra is proud of them.