Memorial Shield win for Melbourne Softball

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After a few years in representative team wilderness the MSA decided to put its brightest and best on the diamond at Memorial Shield, an annual tournament run by Werribee Softball Association at President’s Park.

With a solid squad we were hopeful of doing well, but I think even we were surprised by how well we played, all the while managing to have fun, strengthening a few friendships and forging even more.

We got through day 1 undefeated with solid wins against Doveton, FSA Braves and a win from behind against Woodville. Our bats were slow to start swinging, but our tight infield, some great pitching and our speedy outfield meant we weren’t overly troubled. Day 2 saw the two B grade pools take on each other and once again good hitting and solid fielding saw us comfortably through to the grand final.

It looked like another slow start was on the cards in the first innings with two outs early in the order, unfortunately for the Southern Knights we rallied in spectacular fashion and put on twelve runs to give ourselves what was to be an unassailable lead. It was 15-0 at the end of three and victory to the MSA.

Results (apologies if I have the exact scores wrong, working from memory here)
Melbourne 9 def Doveton 0
Melbourne 11 def FSA Braves 0
Melbourne 5 def Woodville 3
Melbourne 7 def Tees 21’s 3
Melbourne 5 def Kotuku 0
Melbourne 15 def Southern Knights 0

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2016 MSA Representative Team

The MSA would like to congratulate the following players and officials on being picked to represent Melbourne Softball at the upcoming Memorial Shield.

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MSA Representative Team Nominations

455 MSA Logo FAOpportunities exist for members to ‘TAKE UP THE CHALLENGE’ and participate in a competition other than at Fawkner Park.

 Melbourne Softball is pleased to advise that we are entering an OPEN WOMEN’S REPRESENTATIVE TEAM to compete in the annual MEMORIAL SHIELD hosted by Werribee Softball Association.

The tournament is to be held at Werribee’s facilities at President’s Park on the weekend of September 17 & 18, 2016.

We now seek expressions of interest from PLAYERS, to participate at the Memorial Shield :-   nominations close 12th August.

 COACH, ASSISTANT COACH, STATISTICIAN, MANAGER, UMPIRE and SELECTORS are also sought for this team. nominations close 9th August.

 Players, Coaches and Selectors should note that selection trials have been set for Sunday 14 August from 10.00am to 12noon and attendance 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 – 6p.

 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.

 Any interested person should fill in the form below or seek a nomination form from the clubrooms, complete and lodge with the Competition Manager by the relative due date.

Player Nomination Form

Officials Nomination Form

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NAIDOC Slowpitch Game

Join us on Sunday July 17th from 10:30am for our NAIDOC Slowpitch game at Fawkner Park.

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National Volunteer Week May 9-15th

NVW_Logo_VIOLET_RGB_72dpi-300x300It’s National Volunteer Week and the MSA would like to thank, from the bottom of our hearts, all the volunteers who come together to ensure that year after year we are a strong, vibrant community. We have our trials and tribulations, and who doesn’t want to stay in bed on a wild and woolly Sunday morning in Winter, but at the end of the day we do it because we are passionate about our sport and we strive to make it better.

So give thanks to those around your club and association that put their hand up to make it possible for you to get on the diamond each week and enjoy the game you love.

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Social Slowpitch Registrations now open

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Come and Try Slowpitch Softball on Sunday May 15th
then join us from May 22nd for our social Slowpitch game.

$5 per game, pay as you play and all equipment will be provided.

Warm up and Sign in: 10:30am – 11:00am

Game time: 11:00am – 12:15pm

Register yourself now: Social Slowpitch Registration 

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Fawkner Park and the MSA are going PINK this Sunday

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Join us as we help fundraise for the Breast Cancer Network this Sunday May 8th.

Please be aware that there are road restrictions in place due to the annual Mother’s Day Classic, see below for further details Pink Daymothers day classic traffic 2016

 

 

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Level 1 Scorer’s Course

BASIC SCORINGTime to get those coloured pens out.

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.

 

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Community Coach/Level 1 Coach accreditation course

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The MSA, in conjunction with Softball Australia, will be running a Softball Community Coaching Program and Level 1 coach accreditation program on May 21st at Fawkner Park, South Yarra.

The program runs from 9:30am – 1:30pm with a 9am check in and breakfast courtesy of the MSA

Please register your interest below

Community Coach/Level 1 Coach accreditation Course

  • Please register your interest in the Community Coach/Level 1 Coach accreditation course by filling in your details below
 

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Congratulations to Helena Hapeta

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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.

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