We’ve come to the end of yet another Metro League and Melbourne put on a stunner of a Spring afternoon.
We’d like to offer our congratulations to all our clubs, players, officials and spectators for not only a fantastic Grand Final series but also another great season. We’ve had our ups and downs over the course of the past few months, but in the end, we’d like to think that everyone who made it into Fawkner Park over the season enjoyed their softball.
Our hearty congratulations to the following individuals and teams
MSA Life Membership Scott Rutherford (Umpire)
MSA Service Award Meaghan Rae (Panthers)
A Grade Panthers 11 defeated Bruisers 10 – in a tie break no less MVP: Meaghan Rae (Panthers)
A Reserve Red Devils Heat 15 defeated Melbourne University Raptors 8 MVP: JP Pari (Red Devils Heat)
B Grade Melbourne University Dragons 17 Melbourne University Wolves 8 MVP: Tahlia Sweeney (Wolves)
Congratulations also to those players & coaches picked in our All Star Teams.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
Players, Coaches and Selectors should note that selection trials have been set for Sunday 23 July from 10.00am to 12noon and the squad shall train on Sundays 6, 13, 20 August. Attendance at all is required.
It should also be noted that a commitment for the full two days of the tournament is essential. Games may be fixtured between 8am – 6pm
Tournaments such as the Memorial Shield are a great opportunity for members to extend their softball skills whilst enjoying a great experience proudly representing and playing for Melbourne Softball
In recognition of NAIDOC Week, an invitation is extended to Community members, members of Melbourne Softball Association, families and friends to come along and play a game of slowpitch softball on Sunday, July 16th.
All equipment will be provided and there will be activities for the kids and a BBQ following the game.
Melbourne Softball congratulates all those who were recognised for their achievements at the recent Softball Victoria annual State Dinner.
The event highlights achievements of members of the Victorian softball community in all aspects of our sport.
We particularly congratulate ANGELA BROADBENT who was presented with the Merle Short Service Award for service to softball at Werribee and more recently to Victoria. Angela was also awarded the Margo Koskelainen Umpire of the Year for her service to the Victorian Umpiring Committee and umpiring in general. Angela is a member of our Metro League umpire crew, as is TOBY SADLER who was awarded the John Lartner Umpire Development award.
Also receiving the Merle Short Service Award was Grant Rice from Werribee who can be seen on the slowpitch diamonds playing for Red Devils.
Congratulations to all state team players and officials who represented Victoria at National events, more so those who have been members of our Fawkner Park community…Gemma Hamilton, Georgia O’Donovan, Narisse Privitera, Gabrielle Misfud, Alys Young and current members Caitlin Laird, Natasha Holt, Kerry Laird and Allan Laird.
Test your knowledge and help out La Trobe University researchers!
All you need to do is complete the questionnaire – preferably on two occasions ten days, to two weeks apart. It can be done from any computer or mobile phone with internet access. You’ll be able to view the correct answers once you’ve completed the questionnaire for the second time – so you can see how good your knowledge actually is!
The final survey will be used with athletes (including elite athletes) for research and education. Participants must be aged 17 or older.
Fill out the quick online survey today by following the link below! We appreciate your help.