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U15 World Cup preparations in full swing
Team Australia are gearing up for the U15 World Cup in Panama after a successful camp in Blacktown last week
07/10/2018 3:08 AM ET
Andy Kyle is in the final stages of selecting his 20-man squad for the U15 World Cup in Panama next month
Andy Kyle is in the final stages of selecting his 20-man squad for the U15 World Cup in Panama next month (SMP IMAGES)

Australian U15 Manager Andy Kyle says last week's camp in Blacktown has helped with his side's preparations ahead of next month's World Cup.

The six-day camp was the first step in trimming the 35 man squad down to 20 for the World Cup in Panama from August 10-19.

"It's huge for us, to get 35 of the best kids in the country all together at the same time," Kyle said. 

"This is a trial, but for us, it's about some preparation as well. 

"We're trying to speed up the game a little bit, compare it to what it might be like in Panama, see what guys can do under pressure and also just getting a lot of reps as well."

Kyle, alongside General Manager Glenn Williams, says the camp gave the coaching staff an insight into the quality in the team.

"(There's) an opportunity for us in camp to see the players play and prepare for Panama," he said.

"These kids can play, they're getting better and better each year."

The final squad will be announced later this week, with five WA players; Max Chipper, Bailey-Jay Cooke, Elijah Hewett, Tye Kazmierowski and Maddux Stivey all in the mix for national honours.

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