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SOX NATION
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Black Sox side gearing up for World Qualifiers 
The New Zealand Black Sox hope to have United States-based pitching ace Jeremy Manley back for the Oceania world men's softball championships qualifying series in Auckland in December.
 
 
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New Zealand Development Team Positions
Applications are invited for the following positions with the New Zealand Development Boys and Girls teams:
  • Head Coach, Girls Development Team
  • Manager, Girls Development Team
  • Head Coach, Boys Development Team
  • Manger, Boys Development Team 
Please go to our employment page for more info.
 
 
news-strip1(copy) 3 Sep 
Softball NZ keen to work on White Sox team's progress 
As players and coaching staff return to their various bases around New Zealand the White Sox women’s softball team can look back at their recent world championship effort of eighth place and feel moderately satisfied.
 
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Darren Rea named as Black Sox pitching coach 
Former Black Sox outfielder Darren Rea has been confirmed as the new pitching coach of the Black Sox team. 
 
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The "Sport of Champions"
The Sport of Champions video highlights the strengths of previous World Series winning teams and the difficulties they overcame to be victorious. The video covers off 8 world titles in total featuring World Champion coaches and captains; Dave Sorenson -- 1976, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; Naomi Shaw -- 1982, Taiwan; Mike Walsh -- 1984, USA, Dale Eager -- 1985, Canada / 1989, USA; Mike Walsh -- 1996, USA; Don Tricker -- 2000, South Africa / 2004, Christchurch, New Zealand - Click here.
 Black Sox World Champions Poster
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White Sox Poster

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Domestic News & Info
news-strip1(copy) 13 October 
SNZ  Chairman confirmed
The Softball New Zealand board had its first meeting  following the AGM on the 12th of October. Two new members were welcomed to the board: Lynda O’Cain and Trafford Wilson.
 
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Passing of Phil Packer 
It is with sadness we advise of the passing of Phil Packer on Sunday. More
 
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Passing of Wayne Roper 
It is with great sadness we announce to the wider softball community the passing of a great man, a loyal friend, who was a dedicated and treasured member of our club, our Premier Woman's coach Wayne Roper. more 
 
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Passing of Margaret Adsett
It is with our deepest regret that we inform you of the passing of ASA Life Member Margaret Adsett yesterday. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this tough time.
 
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BNZ - Sports Club Supporters 
Sports Club Supporters is a unique and non traditional way to help sports clubs raise funds.

For more information please click here 
For terms and conditions please click here  
 
news-strip1(copy) 19 September 
Bringing back Softball in Rotorua
Softball is making a welcome return to Rotorua this summer.  
 
news-strip1(copy) 17 September 
SNZ 2013-14 Awards Winners
Congratulations to all recipients
To view all winners please click here
 
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The Rookie & Emerging Sox National Pitching Workshops
Softball New Zealand has developed a national pitching programme targeting the under 13 (Rookie Sox), 15 and 18 (Emerging Sox) age groups. 

Want to find out more and be part of the programme, click here.
 
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SNZ has developed a number of resources to promote and support the Rookie Sox concept. The Rookie Sox manual in particular covers various topics designed to improve the quality of experience for this age group from; coaching modules, training plans, templates and player of the day certificates.
 
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23 June 
“Give Softball A Go”
 We all know summer is that time when Kiwis like to roll up their sleeves, put on their boardies, slip into some jandals and have a good time with a few laughs. But we want kiwis to think ‘Summer, Sun, Softball’ this coming season.
 
At Softball NZ we have come up with a slightly different concept to promote our sport nationally,  to help our clubs/associations increase membership and make the public more aware of our sport, without losing that great summer vibe that us kiwi’s love.
 
Give Softball a Go” month this coming September
 
 
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 For further Information,  a registration form and ideas on how to promote “Give Softball A Go” click here
 
 
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20 May
Golden Homes team up with SNZ
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