Roy Arscott -Life Member

Life Membership Conferred 2022

Roy has been an active participant at Fawkner Park since 2003 and prior to finding his way to Fawkner Park has been involved in softball since 1964.

Roy commenced his softball journey in Sydney NSW with the Cumberland Nepean Association under the guidance of softball Stalwart, Edna Nash. His name frequents their records as an administrator and coach. Roy’s move to Victoria saw him join Knox District Association in 1998 ahead of clearing to Melbourne in 2008.

Roy Arscott has served softball in two states of Australia since 1964 and particularly the Melbourne Softball Association very creditably for more than twenty years.

His record of service, 2003-current, is a substantial document and below are extracted
highlights: –

  • MSA Executive Committee – Representative Team co-ordinator 2009 – 2010
  • Active member of the umpiring group, both on diamond and as a senior member
    assisting as a trainer for umpires.
  • Active coach in the national Sporting Schools program, and other school programs,
    representing Melbourne as he develops and promotes softball and MSA in local
  • Active hands-on member assisting at events or activities MSA has hosted or been
    involved with.
  • At times fulfilling the role of selector, including Chair of the panel, of Melbourne
    representative teams
  • Representing Melbourne as an umpire at numerous State Championships, and as a
    coach at Under 17 Girls State Championship hosted by Melbourne

In 2012 Roy was awarded the MSA, now Duyvestyn, Service Award for service to softball at Fawkner Park and that award is now supplemented with this Life Membership. Roy has been a great ambassador for our sport and Melbourne Softball.

Roy has involved himself as an umpire, coach and administrator covering all age groups, open, junior and masters. Melbourne Softball is honoured to have Roy Arscott as a member of our Association. We believe Melbourne Softball Association and our members have benefited greatly from Roy’s commitment and contribution to softball at Fawkner Park.