Diamond Classic – August 10th

Join us as the Metro League’s top players take each other on in what promises to be an exciting game of softball.

Email your expressions of interest to melbournesoftball@gmail.com

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Amaru Day – July 27th

LUCY-LAYNE AMARU CELEBRATIONS

11-01-1941 to 11-8-2010

Layne was born in New Zealand and came to Australia in 1972 for six months and never returned to live in the country she was born.
Layne played softball for the Saints Club in New Zealand and her love of the sport soon became evident as she joined the Bears Softball Club as a player and after her retirement and the passing of the Foundation President Esther Deason, M.B.E. became the administrator for the Club.

Layne played representative softball for Melbourne a number of times, playing mainly third base. She also held the position of Coach of the Open Representative Team.
Layne became Treasurer of the Association a position she held for a number of years.

Layne was the first recipient of the Melbourne Softball Association Service Award presented for service to softball at Fawkner Park.

Before she passed away, Layne ensured that Softball would be rewarded for the enjoyment and friendship she had experienced for many years.

 The Executive has agreed that the last Sunday in July each year will be celebrated as the Layne Amaru Celebrations, encompassing a fun filled day.

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NAIDOC Week 2014 Celebrations

IMG_7147Melbourne turned the weather on Sunday giving those in the park for the NAIDOC Slowpitch game a beautiful morning in which to get a hit on the diamond.

Thanks to all of those who turned up to play or to offer their support from the sidelines, and extra thanks to Poppy for getting the BBQ fired up and cooking and for the delicious custard pie.

Photos of the game can be found on our Facebook page.

 

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Round 8 (June 29th) Cancelled

After a week of heavy rain the condition of the diamonds at Fawkner Park are not suitable for competition today.

Therefore the Social Slowpitch Competition and Round 8 of the Metro League are cancelled.

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Pitching & Catching Clinic

The MSA will be holding a pitching and catching clinic on Sunday July 13th. All levels of experience welcome.

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NAIDOC Slowpitch Event

Melbourne Softball Association is pleased to support the NAIDOC Slowpitch event to be held on July 13th.

NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Indigenous Australians.

NAIDOC Week is held in the first full week of July. It is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and an opportunity to recognise the contributions that Indigenous Australians make to our country and our society.

Please encourage members of our Fawkner Park softball community to support and assist the organisers of this event.

Interested in being involved on the day? Please email your expression of interest.

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Android and iPhone app now available

The MSA has its very own app available now on Android and iOS.

You can find the fixtures/results & ladders a simple click away.

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Metro League Participation Awards – June 22nd

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Social Slowpitch starts June 22nd

Melbourne Softball’s Social Sunday Slowpitch League is scheduled for a ten
week season commencing with first games on Sunday 22 June. Game day
commences at 10.45 with a sign-in and warm-up session, followed by a game
from 11am to 12.15pm

To get started: Sunday 15th June is a Come n Try day incorporating
registration of individual players, at Fawkner Park from 10.30am to 12noon

Social Slowpitch is a mixed gender modified version of our great sport.
Any interested person can just turn up on the day, sign-in, pay the game fee
and enjoy a morning of softball where the focus is on fun, fitness and
friendships.

How much? $5.00 per player per game (insurance cover and equipment
provided). For registered Metro League members just $2.00 per player per
game.

Please see this link for full details.

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Best of luck to those heading to the Victorian Masters Championships

The Melbourne Softball Association extends best wishes
to all members of the softball community heading to Traralgon this weekend to participate in the Victorian Masters Softball Association.

We wish you all a successful tournament knowing that without doubt it will be enjoyable! Travel safely.

To those having a break this weekend from Melbourne’s Metro League – enjoy!

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