Special Olympics National Games 2014

Photo: Only 5 days to go until the Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne kick off. Show your support for the athletes and donate at the link below.
http://specialolympics.fusesport.com/page/Show-your-Support-x-6689-2243-14472.html

Softball stalwart, and Hall of Fame inductee ( Softball Australia and Softball Victoria) Joanne Paez will be throwing the first pitch at the Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne at Fawkner Park this Tuesday.

Joanne has a distinguished representative career for Australia and Victoria not only as a player but also as a coach and we are looking forward to seeing her back on the plate to start off the games.
Pop into Fawkner Park from 9:30-3:30 on Tuesday/Wednesday or Thursday and get behind this great event.

Show your support for the athletes and donate at the link below.
http://specialolympics.fusesport.com/page/Show-your-Support-x-6689-2243-14472.html

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Uni Games 2014

 The MSA would like to offer its congratulations to the Fawkner Park members who competed at the recent Australian University Sport Uni Games held in Sydney over the last week.

The Melbourne University Softball Club represented The University of Melbourne while two members of Eastern Raiders Softball Club, Jess and Rhiannon Mathers were part of the Monash University team that were eventual gold medal winners.

Well done to all who were involved and congratulations on a fantastic effort.

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Photo courtesy of Melbourne University Sport.

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2015 Victorian State Team Selection

The Melbourne Softball Association would like to congratulate all players selected for the 2015 U15 and U17 State teams.

We would like to extend further congratulations to the following players who currently hone their craft over the winter months in the MSA’s Metro League

 U17 State Team

Natasha Holt RED DEVILS

Narisse Privitera RED DEVILS

Rebecca Schafer MONASH

 U19 State Team

Gabrielle Mifsud RED DEVILS

Kylie Steemers RED DEVILS

 U15 Regional Team

Moana Benjamin MONASH

We also wish to congratulate those who have played at Fawkner Park in the past

Georgia Donovan, Gemma Hamilton, Mihikura Tuialii, Meaghan Grah, Bianca Ross and Bailey James.

Full team details can be found on the Softball Victoria website:

http://www.victoria.softball.org.au/news/2015-State-Teams-Selection-x-37340.html

http://www.victoria.softball.org.au/news/2015-Regional-Team-Announced-x-37350.html

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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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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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