Former Olympian takes Softball NT lead

Former Olympian takes Softball NT lead

Softball Australia are pleased to announce former Olympic fencer Mitzi Ferguson has been appointed Territory Operations Manager at Softball NT.

Mitzi brings a wealth of experience from both an elite athlete and sports administration with an impressive professional background.

After representing Australia in fencing for eight years, including at the Olympic and Commonwealth Games level, she held positions at the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in Alice Springs.

Whilst at the ASC, she worked closely on Development with Swimming Australia, Alice Springs Hockey and Table Tennis Clubs, AFL, Rugby, Athletics and Baseball to help bring their sports programs to schools, non-government organisations and remote communities.

Academically, Mitzi holds a Masters of Governance and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, is currently a PhD candidate studying the “The link between Physical Activity, Individual and Community Wellbeing in Remote Regions”.

A Territorian local for the past decade, Mitzi has a passion for community development through sports initiatives and has a thorough understanding of pathways from grassroots to elite sport.

As Territory Operations Manager, Mitzi will oversee operations of softball throughout the community and jointly report to the Softball NT Board of Directors and Softball Australia National Office.

“We’re excited to welcome Mitzi into the Softball NT and Softball Australia team,” said David Pryles, Chief Executive Officer at Softball Australia.

“She brings with her an outstanding resume as an athlete, academic and administrator, we look forward to seeing what she can achieve in the Top End.”