Softball Australia Board Member, Sandra De Witt, visited Blacktown International Sportspark to run through plans for the 2018 Asia Pacific Cup which will be hosted at the venue 1 to 4 February 2018.
The Asia Pacific Cup will see six of the top twelve ranked international women’s softball teams compete ahead of the 2018 WBSC Women’s Softball World Championships. Players will represent Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Chinese Taipei and Italy.
Softball Australia Board Member, Sandra De Witt said “It’s a wonderful opportunity to support a sport that puts women first. During my visit I had the chance to watch the next generation of softball gain confidence and experience on the field. The players were excited at the chance to meet the world’s top players at the Cup.”
“Softball is a sport that brings all age groups and genders together. It’s a sport where everyone can come together.”
Softball Australia CEO, Chet Gray said “It’s an exciting prospect to be having six of the top twelve ranked teams in women’s softball playing here in Australia.”
“We plan on hosting the Asia Pacific Cup as an annual event, providing us a solid domestic platform for growth in the lead up to qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games”.
Tickets to the Asia Pacific Cup will be available early December. Follow Softball Australia on Facebook (@SoftballOz) or visit the Softball Australia website (www.softball.org.au) to keep up with the latest news and ticket releases.