Great South West

New competition: The Great South West Softball Association will start on July 22 at Craik Park. For more details search 'Great South West Softball Association' on Facebook.  Picture: Chris Lane.

New competition: The Great South West Softball Association will start on July 22 at Craik Park. For more details search 'Great South West Softball Association' on Facebook. Picture: Chris Lane.

The south-west growth centre now has a softball association of their own.

The Great South West Softball Association starts in July and will be based at Craik Park in Austral.

Association president Andrew Horton said 65 players had already registered for the winter competition.

“We began from the observation that softball had been on the decline in Sydney and that an entire new growth centre was occurring and something needed to be done to include softball,” Horton said.

“We conversed and found a group of willing participants willing to take up the challenge and follow through on developing an association in this growth zone.”

Horton said the focus of the competition has been on gathering and developing young players. Coaching clinics are being run Monday and Friday from 4:30 pm till 6:30 pm at Craik Park.

The association has already attracted some quality young talent with Alfred Ah Chong and Jordan Miller going to Wagga for the State School Championship.  Tina Horton has already represented NSW at the 2015 Pacific schools games.

“We are excited to be setting up a competition for the area and we look forward to growing with it,” Horton said.

“The kids have really taken to learning the game and developing their skills.”

The competition begins on July 22.

  • Details/register: Andrew Horton, 0432110550
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