The excitement is building, with less than two weeks to go until Softball Australia’s second annual Australia Cup gets underway.
The event, which provides an opportunity for softballers of all ages to come together and play in a carnival type atmosphere, will be held in Adelaide from 12-14 May.
Softball South Australia will host the event at West Beach headquarters, situated on the Barratt Reserve softball complex at the outstanding Adelaide Shores precinct.
This year’s event will see 38 teams and over 400 players and officials take part, in what promises to be a weekend filled with friends, family, entertainment and plenty of softball.
The 2017 Australia Cup builds on last year’s inaugural event that was held in Sydney at Blacktown International Sportspark, where 27 teams played across four categories. The West Beach event has added the Open Men’s and Masters 35+ Women’s categories to the bill, in what promises to be a diverse tournament, with players from Under 13 right through to over 35’s out on the diamond.
The 38 teams, including five travelling interstate teams, will compete across six different categories:
|Masters 35+ Women||Open Women||Open Men||U/13 Female||U/15 Female||U/17 Female|
|Hills Softball||Hills Softball||Hills Softball||Hills Softball||Glenmore Phantoms (NSW)||Casey (VIC)|
|Lady Adeys Masters||Mildura Eagles (VIC)||Nairne Angels||Sturt Blue||Hills Softball||Glenelg Rebels|
|Port Magpie Masters||Sturt||Springvale Whitesox (VIC)||Sturt Navy||Renegades||Hills Softball|
|Saints||West Beach Eagles||Hills Softball U17s||West Beach Eagles||Sturt||Renegades|
|Sturt||Springvale Whitesox (VIC)||Sturt Blue||Port Adelaide Softball Club||Sweet Heat (NSW)||Sturt Blue|
|Yorkers||Adelaide Rebels||Sturt Navy||Walkerville Cats||Sturt Navy|
|West Beach Eagles||Port Adelaide Softball Club|
|Port Adelaide Softball Club|
Play will commence from Friday night (12 May) under lights and conclude with Championship Sunday (14 May), where six new Australia Cup champions will be crowned!
For more information, please visit the 2017 Australia Cup Event page and follow the links, or alternatively, contact Softball Australia’s National Events Coordinator, Richard Costantino, via e-mail: [email protected]