Social 7s is the game to play!

Social 7s is the game to play!

Social 7s, Softball Australia’s slowpitch version of softball that is fast, fun and easy to play, continues to be enjoyed by scores of people around the country.

Social 7s is the perfect way to offer a social mixed version of softball, allowing family, friends and work colleagues to come together and enjoy a game in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment.

Recently, the 100th Social 7s team registered to play in a competition during the 2016/17 season.

Upcoming Competitions

Alice Springs (NT)

When:  Friday nights, 21 April – 26 May

Where:  Traeger Park Sports Grounds, Alice Springs

More Info/Register:  Click here

Softball NT is even offering FREE childcare for busy parents who need someone to look after the kids whilst they play.

 Hawker (ACT)

When:  Monday nights, 1 May – 19 June

Where:  Hawker International Softball Centre, Hawker

More Info/Register:  Click here

Corporates, social teams, family teams, school teams, the list goes on. Have a fun night/day out with your mates and play ball!

 Eastern Indoor Social Softball (Vic)

When:  Thursday nights, 18 May – 22 June, from 7.00pm

Where:  Eastern Indoor Sports Centre, Knoxfield

More Info/Register:  Click here

Following the hugely popular first season, six teams have already registered for this competition. This time it’s 6-on-6, with a minimum of 3 females per team. Don’t miss out – register now!

Want a Social 7s competition in your area? It’s free for affiliates to register to run a competition.

Venue options are not limited to softball diamonds – games can be played at indoor venues, at parks, hockey pitches, on the beach – the list goes on!

For more information, read the ‘Social 7s Information for Affiliates’ document and/or contact Shane Cantelmi at Softball Australia on 03 9417 0022 or email [email protected].

Recent competitions

Sons of Pitchers - Rockingham Social 7s Champions

Sons of Pitchers – Rockingham Social 7s Champions

Rockingham (WA)

Rockingham City & Districts Softball Association (RCDSA) had a record 14 teams participate in their Social 7s competition.

The competition ran from January to March on Saturday evenings, integrated into their regular season fastpitch competition.

RCDSA has been leading the way across the country, with their Social 7s competition one of several reasons why the association was one of the first in Australia to be awarded Homeplate Status in Softball Australia’s ‘Homeplate Ladder Program’, recognising their outstanding success.

A total of 36 games were played during the competition, culminating in the grand final, where Sons of Pitchers defeated Cockburn Cougars 77-59.

Special mention must be made of RCDSA President, Mike Canning and Committee Member, Rebecca Luckens, for their hard work in organising and running the competition.

 

Black Magic - Darwin Social 7s winning team

Black Magic – Darwin Social 7s winning team

Darwin (NT)

Social 7s was run for the first time ever in the Northern Territory.

Softball NT received a $10,000 grant from the Australian Sports Foundation through their Giving4Grassroots program.

The grant allowed Softball NT to purchase equipment and run a promotional campaign to attract participants. This included a cheeky radio advert which was aired on popular stations around Darwin. The promotional campaign worked, with over 40 people registering for the competition, almost all who had never previously registered to play softball before.

The competition was closely fought, with three of the four teams tied on wins at the top of the ladder at the conclusion. Team Black Magic were declared the winners with a superior percentage.

Special mention must be made of Softball NT’s Project Officer, Emma Harvey, for all her efforts in organising and running the competition.

 

Glen Eira (Vic)

Glen Eira Moorabbin Softball Association (GEMSA) became the first affiliate to run four Social 7s competitions.

Their most recent competition saw three teams participating on Thursday nights, attracting both serious players and teenagers who normally play other sports.

GEMSA plans to run a fifth season of Social 7s once daylight savings begins again in October.

Special mention must be made of Glenda McDonald, who has been instrumental in organising and running all four GEMSA competitions.

Melbourne (Vic)

The Monday night competition at Fawkner Park, just south of Melbourne’s CBD, saw four teams participating.

The grand final was a replay of last season’s grand final, with Ragnar’s Seven and Where My Pitches At battling it out. Ragnar’s Seven continued their domination of Fawkner Park, making it a three-peat with a 92-58 victory.

A new season of Social 7s at Fawkner Park on Monday nights is planned to commence in October.

Sunraysia (Vic)

The Sunraysia Softball Association, based in Mildura, has been running a Wednesday night competition, with four teams participating.

Special mention must be made of Karin Sluiter, for all her efforts in getting the competition up and running.

Doncaster (Vic)

After a few weeks of come-and-try nights, enough interest was generated to get a four team competition up and running on Tuesday nights at Doncaster East’s Deep Creek Reserve.

The finals of the competition are set to be played on 18 April, with the four teams, Soft Balls, SS Elite, Flying Foxes and Sliders, all in contention to make the grand final going into the final round of games.

For more information about Social 7s, visit the Social 7s website at www.social7s.com.au.