The softball spotlight falls on Perth in January as Australia’s best women players battle it out for the 2018 Gilley’s Shield.
New South Wales Firestars will be out to retain the 2017 title they won at Blacktown International Sportspark, beating Queensland 8-0 in the final.
The 71st Gilley’s Shield returns to Mirrabooka International Softball Stadium from January 6-12. The tournament was last played there in 2015, when it was won by New South Wales.
The first official interstate carnival was held in 1947, organised by Mack Gilley, inaugural President of the Queensland Softball Association. The Shield is named in his honour, recognising the significant contribution Gilley made to the sport.
- Draw for the 2018 Gilley’s Shield
- Gilley’s Shield history and past winners
- Gilley’s Shield past award winners
All states have now announced their teams for 2018, which include some high-profile international players.
Pitcher Delanie Gourley (Victoria), has complied an impressive record in two seasons with the Florida Gators, one of the top-ranked teams in the US college system. And Jailyn Ford (SA) will bring the experience gained while pitching for the Akron Racers in the National Pro Fastpitch league in the USA.
|Sarah Armstrong||Ashlee Hesling||Brooke Melavirta||Kalani Selu|
|Janice Blackman||Tess Henman||Rebecca Peacock||Vanessa Stokes|
|Anneliese Brenner-Tulloh||Chantelle Ladner||Katina Robson||Grace Tosic|
|Eva Carless||Brianna McGovern||Kylie Robson||Clare Warwick|
|Georgia Casey||Shannon Keevers||Molly Meenan||Stacey Porter|
|Michelle Cox||Rachel Lack||Tahli Moore||Ellen Roberts|
|Amelia Cudicio||Stacey McManus||Kaia Parnaby||Rachael Sechi|
|Michelle Gorisse||Nicola Maitland||Sam Poole||Taylah Tsitsikronis|
|Nicole Boughton||Alisha Prybyszczuk||Tara Speakman||Jade Wall|
|Jessica Donnelly||Jayme Reddacliff||Dorinda Stone||Melinda Weaver|
|Chelsea Forkin||Justine Smethurst||Erin Thras||Stacey Webber|
|Sandra Holden||Carmelle Sorensen||Jessica Torpey||Tamieka Whitefield|
|Ada Brincat-Tree||Amber Hood||Vicky McFarland||Sarah Tonkin|
|Madeline Cameron||Sophie Hoyle||Olivia McGinley||Stephanie Trzcinski|
|Jenny Dunn||Lana Kaesler||Chelsea Robinson||Belinda White|
|Jailyn Ford||Jordan Lambert||Natasha Strapps|
|Jess Bahn||Jackie Di Siervi||Kim Quince||Sarah Tutchener|
|Kiara Bax-Rigg||Delanie Gourley||Kylie Steemers||Marina Walker|
|Tessa Brown||Nicky Martin||Jessica Tolmie||Alys Young|
|Bree Dawson||Tania Puketapu||Brianna Trim|
|Allanah Alvarado||McKenzie Giles-Martin||Kelsey Kessler||Shae Muggridge|
|Emmilee Blowers||Leigh Godfrey||Verity Long-Droppert||Sara Riou|
|Tikki Collander||Shannon Hearne||Emma McLean||Maddy Schofield|
|Jemma Freegard||Amber Johnson||Courtney Muggridge||Jodie Stevenson|