Fun for young and old at the 2018 Australia Cup

The Sweet Heat from Sydney will be back to defend the Under-15 Girls' title they won at the Australia Cup last year.

Fun for young and old at the 2018 Australia Cup

The Australian softball spotlight shines this weekend on Adelaide, which will host the annual Australia Cup.

From this Friday, May 4, until Sunday May 6, there will be a feast of softball at Barrett Reserve in West Beach.

This year, 23 teams will compete in six competition categories ­- U15 Girls, U17 Girls, Social Women, Masters Women, Open Men and Masters Men. The Social Women and Masters Women will be combined for their round robin games, then split for finals. The same format applies to the Open Men and Masters Men.

Entry is free to all games.

While the main focus will be on the softball games, there are many other activities planned to make sure the weekend is a huge success.

With a home run derby, fastest base runner and fastest pitcher competitions, plus free entertainment, there’ll be plenty to do at the ballpark.

Off the diamond, there will be a movie night on Saturday and a Village Green on Sunday that will feature market stalls, face painting and more.

Australia Cup Draw-1The Adelaide Shores Precinct is the perfect location for the event. There’s a great range of accommodation options, including Adelaide Shores Resort and Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, both within walking distance of Barratt Reserve. And it’s less than a 10-minute drive from Adelaide Airport.

Adelaide Shores also offers great family activities, including:

For those who can extend their stay, Adelaide and surrounds offer incredible opportunities to create a memorable holiday.

For more information, go to http://australiacup.softball.org.au/.