27 November Roster dictates change of Black Sox style
A change of coach and personnel will likely see a change of style for the world champions Black Sox, as they embark on their next world championship campaign.
26 November Black Sox in the lime light
The New Zealand Black Sox had an extremely successful night at the New Zealand Pacific Island and Waitakere Sport Awards picking up a number of trophies.
8 October White Sox named for Aussie state series
NZ White Sox coach Naomi Shaw will have the luxury of four US-based players, when her national women’s team takes on Australia’s best at the Gilley’s Shield tournament at North Harbour’s Rosedale Park in December.
30 September Black Sox Coach to scope South Island talent
Black Sox softball coach Mark Sorenson will attend the South Island Jefferies Cup tournament in Christchurch this season to scope talent for the team's world championship title defence.
19 September Gettins takes over the reins
After four years as assistant coach and two junior world championships, Kevin Gettins finally gets his chance to hold the Junior White Sox reins.
Follow the New Zealand Black Sox as they prepare for their 6th world title at the Tradestaff ISF Softball World Championships at Rosedale Park this March. Broadcast Arts Film & Video Unit come to the fore once again capturing the insights into the Black Sox as they build to their opening game against Mexico, 1 March. Check out the series of video at Vimeo
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.
Domestic News & Info
Applications are invited for the following position with the Softball New Zealand Boys Development Team:
New Zealand Boys Development Team - Manager...more
7 December SNZ and EBOS SPORTS
SNZ welcomes EBOS SPORTS on board as our official sports medical partner. We look forward to working with EBOS SPORTS and are appreciative of their support towards our game.
EBOS Healthcare is a proudly New Zealand owned business which distributes the widest range of medical, healthcare and daily consumable products in New Zealand.
EBOS Sport was developed with the training needs and general health of our top New Zealand Athletes in mind. EBOS Sport has a large selection of products and stocks brands such as Nature's Kiss Anti-Flamme, Deep Heat, ICE, d3, IsoWhey & BioCeuticals.
27 November 2013 Massey University Harbour Sport Excellence Awards
Congratulations to North Harbour Softball and the Tradestaff ISF Men’s World Softball Championships for winning theTass Print Sporting Event of the Year.
6 December U17 Boys Nationals changed to Rosedale Park
The U17 Boys Nationals were scheduled to be played at Starling Park in January. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the U17 Boys Nationals have moved to Rosedale Park, North Shore. The dates are still the same, the 9-12 January, 2014.
17 November Batter up for Tairawhiti's Ease up Campaign
Local leaders took to the diamond in a “celebrity” game to support Tairawhiti Softball Association’s new Ease up campaign for alcohol, smoke and abuse-free sidelines.
18 October Sorenson helps out Tairawhiti
Black Sox coach Mark Sorenson has praised Tairawhiti Softball Association for the work it is doing to revitalise the game in the district.
30 October Following retirement of Don Porter Dale McMann elected President of the International Softball Federation
Oklahoma City — The Amateur Softball Association (ASA) of America and USA Softball announced today that Canada's Dale McMann has been elected President of the International Softball Federation (ISF) at the 26th ISF Congress in Cartagena, Colombia. McMann replaces long-time President Don Porter, who announced his retirement following 26 years as the head of the international federation...more
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