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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


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GOLDEN HOMES BLACK SOX GAMES LIVE ON SKY SPORT

13 June

BSX BEAT CZECH REPUBLIC TO OPEN WORLD TITLE DEFENCE

14 June

BSX REMAIN WORLD SOFTBALL TITLE FAVOURITES AMONG STRONG FIELD

13 June


YOUNG BSX PITCHER DANIEL CHAPMAN PUTS INJURY CONCERN BEHIND HIM 

13 June

 
Softball NZ has struck a partnership with WBSC and NZ broadcaster SKY Sport to showcase the Golden Homes Black Sox games from the 2019 Men’s Softball World Championship.  

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The Black Sox silenced a large, partisan home crowd with a  9-0 win over the Czech Republic in Prague on Thursday (Friday NZ time).

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The Black Sox have the record to prove they are one of New Zealand's most successful sporting teams, but that doesn't mean another world softball title is a foregone conclusion.

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Daniel Chapman - the Black Sox's latest great pitching hope - seems to be nearing peak fitness as his first world men's softball championships loom.

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LATEST NEWS & INFORMATION


BSX PITCHER NIK HAYES HAS SIGHTS SET ON A THIRD WORLD SOFTBALL GOLD MEDAL

11 June

QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY HONOURS: WHITE SOX STALWART NAOMI SHAW

3 June

CENTURIONS TRUST GRANT RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

24 May

JUNIOR CANTERBURY TEAM WORKING TOWARDS WORLD SERIES DREAM

23 May

 
Living in Australia has made Black Sox pitcher Nik Hayes even more determined to win his third world softball gold medal for New Zealand.

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Former New Zealand White Sox captain and coach Naomi Shaw is "chuffed" that her 93-year-old father Jack will see her honoured for 55 years' stalwart service to softball.

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Softball NZ would like to announce the recipients of the inaugural Centurions Trust Grant.

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The Canterbury under-15 girls softball team's  success over the summer has given them the right to be the NZ representative at the Asia Pacific Little League qualifier in Jakarta, Indonesia next month.

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6x WEEK OFFENSIVE & DEFENSIVE PROGRAMME

The Rookie Sox 6x Week Offensive & Defensive Programme is designed to support the further development of 11-12 year old softballers. The programme has been developed to put your team (or identified players) ahead of the competition with six weeks of structured and innovative training.

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NATIONAL UMPIRE PATHWAYS FRAMEWORK
The National Umpire Pathways Framework, is now available for download. 

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THANK YOU PAULO PICS NZ & DEBBIE BARKER PHOTOGRAPHY

Softball New Zealand would like to say a big thanks to our photographers Paul Hodgson and Debbie Barker for their ongoing support of our National Tournaments. We love your work!

 
WBSC RULES CHANGES

Following the recent WBSC Congress a number of rules changes have been adopted for world championship events.

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NATIONAL SCORERS PATHWAY

The National Scorer’s Pathway provides a development pathway from being able to score at a youth softball game to officiating at a WBSC World Championship.

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SCORERS ONLINE MODULE
Mid-winter is a great time to plan ahead for the upcoming softball 2018/19 season and ensuring your club will have enough members trained to score junior games is a vital aspect to our sport.
 
 
ONLINE COACHING MODULES
SNZ Coach Accreditation Modules are available online and they are free!

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WBSC APPROVED BAT LIST 
For the up and coming season covering all national and international tournaments only approved bats that appear on the WBSC Approved Bat List will be acceptable. Bats will conform to the bat checks that are currently in place but they must appear on the WBSC Approved Bat List.

Click here to view the latest WBSC Approved Bat List.
 
NATIONAL TEAM SUPPORTERS PACKAGES
Supporters packages are now available for 3 of our national teams heading off shore this winter. Check these out.   

 

 
NATIONAL FACILITIES
PLAN
The 2018 NFP is now available online. 

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WORKFORCE PLANNING STRATEGY
This is an important document if we are to ensure; a future workforce, a workforce with a skill base and meet the changing needs of participants. Success of this strategy will only come from a willingness of our community to work together to increase knowledge, improve capability and most importantly, improve how we engage with staff and volunteers.
 
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SOX NATION MERCHANDISE
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SOX NATION merchandise is now available for purchase from our official apparel provider BLK.

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