Always wondered just how the game is scored and how to interpret the hieroglyphics? Then join us over two mornings for a Level 1 Scoring Course. This course is accredited and you’ll leave with a shiny certificate and, more importantly, a better idea of how to score the game.
You must register your interest below. There is a cap on the number of places available so get in quick.
On behalf of the members of Melbourne’s softball community at Fawkner Park and in particular the Melbourne Softball Umpiring fraternity we’d like to extend to Helena Hapeta our sincere congratulations on attaining her National Level 2 Umpiring accreditation at the 2016 Victorian Under 19 Championship at Sunbury.
Well done Helena. A reward very much deserved after all the time and commitment you’ve put into the umpiring community.
As you can imagine we’ve had a busy week at the MSA and by now all clubs should have received an email copy of the precomp information. Please get in touch if you are a club official who thinks they may have missed out.
To that end there are a few housekeeping forms to be filled out by each club:
NAMED UMPIRES – no later than May 1st (please fill in one for each team competing) CLUB EXECUTIVE – no later than May 8th TEAM OFFICIALS – no later than May 8th (please fill in one for each team competing)
It is with deep regret Melbourne Softball advise the passing of our esteemed Life Member, Julie Nemeth. Julie has been, since 1985, a stalwart of our sport working with a passion for Melbourne Softball, her club Wingers, and Softball Victoria. We extend our sincere condolences to Julie’s family, friends and Wingers Softball Club and its members. Rest in Peace Julie.
It is advised the funeral arrangements are as follows:-
Tuesday 26 April 2016 at 2.30pm Chapel of Reflections Springvale Botanical Cemetery
Refreshments will be served in a nearby function room immediately after the service.
On behalf of the members of Melbourne’s softball community at Fawkner Park and in particular the Melbourne Softball Umpiring fraternity we’d like to extend to Peter Samuels our sincere congratulations on attaining his National Level 3 Umpiring accreditation at the 2016 Victorian Open Championship at Werribee.
Well done Peter. A reward very much deserved after all the time and committment you’ve put into the umpiring community.
Vale Judy Joy Davies AOR: Melbourne Softball acknowledges the recent passing of Judy Joy Davies.
Judy Joy ‘covered local and international sport’ included a strong leaning towards females in sport. She was a staunch supporter of softball for over two decades. Judy Joy regularly visited Fawkner Park and the Domain to gather newsworthy topics and catch up with her softball friends. Softball was fortunate enough to have regular. sometimes weekly articles in the Herald Sun and it’s precursor newspapers, and not just a few lines in one column. You will find in our archives articles with photographs that were often a quarter page in size. Ah those were the days! SOFTBALL in a bold heading and signed off by Judy Joy Davies.
Rest in peace Judy Joy. Sincere condolences to her family and friends.
Another successful season of Slowpitch Softball concluded today with Fawkner Park at its best in brilliant sunshine. Melbourne Softball Joining a weekend of events held in the City of Melbourne hosted the Slowpitch League final playoffs and grand final.
The playoffs saw Tuesday League winners, Drop Bears, in a tight game defeat Thursday winners, The Battlers 10-7. Playing in their first season at Melbourne the win by the Drop Bears denied The Battlers a back to back premiership. Wednesday League winners Foul Balls defeated league stalwart, The Flaming Beacons 12-2.
Before taking to the diamond for the grand final, all team members, and their supporters enjoyed a barbeque lunch and in the early innings had a bird’s eye view of the Air Force Roulette aerial displays and F/A-18 fly-overs in the skies above as they circled the Albert Park Grand Prix and Fawkner Park.
The grand final was an exciting game going to an eighth inning to see DROP BEARS defeat FOUL BALLS to take the 2015/16 Slowpitch League Premiership – 12-11 runs.
Melbourne Softball congratulates Drop Bears and all teams who won through to the season playoffs. These teams along with all teams who have participated in the 2015/16 Slowpitch Softball League are commended for playing our great team sport in true nature of the game.
In closing off the season with all thanked for their participation, team managers and league umpires were also thanked for their efforts throughout the season.
We look forward to returning in November when the next season commences – and in the interim Melbourne Softball turns its attention to Sunday leagues for mixed gender slowpitch and women’s fastpitch games.