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Sportnext winner announced
Gavin from ACT heading to Japan
02/12/2018 7:50 PM ET
HEADING TO JAPAN: Gavin Phillips (back row, second from the left) has won the Sportnext competition.
HEADING TO JAPAN: Gavin Phillips (back row, second from the left) has won the Sportnext competition. 

The Australian Baseball League is proud to announce Gavin Phillips from the ACT has won a trip for two to see Team Australia take on Japan in Nagoya and Osaka thanks to Sportnext.

Gavin was randomly selected from thousands of entries to claim the incredible prize which includes;

  • 2 x round trip flights to Japan
  • 4 nights accommodation in Japan
  • On-field meet-and-greet with Team Australia during pregame batting practice
  • 2 x premium tickets to each Australia vs. Japan game in Osaka and Nagoya
  • Ground transportation to and from each Australia vs. Japan game
  • ABL & Team Australia merchandise package

Gavin attended the Canberra Cavalry's ABL Championship Series game over the weekend and was ecstatic upon hearing the news of his win.

"This is absolutely unbelievable," Phillips said.

"I've always wanted to watch baseball in Japan, and to get the opportunity to see Team Australia against the best team in the world is an honour."

"I can't thank Sportnext enough for this prize, I can't wait to see the Aussies take on Japan in a few weeks!"

Gavin has been a Canberra Cavalry supporter for a number of years. This photo of Gavin (back row, second from the left) was taken at the 2013 ABL Championship Series and features Cavalry legend Jack Murphy.

Gavin has chosen his good friend David Reynolds (pictured, standing to the immediate left of Jack Murphy) to join him on this trip of a lifetime.

This story was not subject to the approval of the Australian Baseball League or its clubs.