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  14 July
Lara Andrews named as new White Sox captain 
Lara Andrews will captain the White Sox women's softball team at next month's world championships in the Netherlands. Coach Naomi Shaw confirmed Andrews as her skipper today for the championships that run from August 15-26 in Haarlem.
 
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Friendship Games result 
The NZ Development Boys Softball Team won the International Friendship Series, at Blacktown, Sydney at the weekend. This talented U17 group bounced back from a loss in game one to win 8 games in a row to secure the title with a 12-2 victory against the highly fancied home side, Australia Gold.  
 
news-strip1(copy) 24 June 
Rain hinders, but doesn't halt softball plans 
It has been almost impossible to make any plans around softball activities theses day, as the rain has wiped out almost all outdoor softball play over the last couple of weeks
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Golden Holmes Black Sox tour of Canada
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Black Sox great coaches college to opening win
Black Sox pitching great Mike White has coached his Oregon University women's softball team to an opening round win at the United States College World Series in Oklahoma City today.
 
 
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.




 

 
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Domestic News & Info
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World Masters 2017

Softball has been confirmed as one of the 28 sports codes announced as an ‘Official Sport’ of World Masters Games 2017.

Softball NZ Chief Executive Tony Giles believes the inclusion is a great boost for the sport and it’s progress over the past 18 months. “We’re delighted to have softball selected as a sport for World Masters Games 2017. The Games will provide Softball with an exceptional opportunity to showcase our sport to people throughout New Zealand and overseas and also to be alongside so many other sporting codes and an estimated 25,000 athletes,” said Giles.
 
Softball will work closely in the next two years, 10 months leading up to the World Masters Games 2017 to ensure those entered in WMG2017 event have a great experience on and off the diamond... more
 
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“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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Cityfitness to Support Our National Teams
In another step forward Softball New Zealand has confirmed a relationship with nation-wide gym and personal training specialist, Cityfitness. More
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Heather Coates (Cityfitness), Dante Matakatea, Fraser McLaren (Junior Black Sox), Megan Farrell (White Sox), Jerome Raemaki (Black Sox), and Tony Giles (SNZ CEO) at Cityfiness Thorndon.
 

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