Although there were some wet conditions for many locations there was much excitement at National Social 7s Day on Saturday 29 August.
With 14 associations across Australia participating in National Social 7s Day, there were over 200 people getting involved and participating in our new version of softball. Tamworth in NSW and Casey in Victoria had the biggest turnouts, each with around 70 people. Werribee (Vic), Waverley (Vic) and Georges River (NSW) also had good turnouts, with a number of games played at each of those locations.
Due to the wet weather in Queensland and Tasmania a number of associations were unable to play and are rescheduling.
Shane Cantelmi, Softball Australia’s Product Development Coordinator and a member of the Casey Softball Association, attended Casey on Saturday and was very pleased with how the day went.
“The buzz and excitement created by this product was amazing. The association really came to life on Saturday, with softballers playing alongside friends and family who hadn’t played before, all having a great time. There was such a strong positive feeling at the grounds, the like of which I haven’t felt for a number of years. With the success of the day, the association is now looking forward to running a Social 7s competition.”
Social 7s is a new slow-pitch version of softball that is fast, fun and easy to play, with 7 players on each team. For more information about Social 7s, go to http://www.social7s.com.au/. To get involved and join a competition near you click here.