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Players hit a home run on world stage

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May 11, 2018 by admin

Batter up: Sutherland softballers, pitcher Zara Mee (centre) with sisters Brooke and Stacey McManus.FIVE players from Sutherland Shire Softball Association represented three countries at the recent Softball World Championships in Yukon, Canada.
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Pitcher Zara Mee represented Australia, sisters Stacey and Brooke McManus represented Australia and New Zealand respectively, while sisters Sarah and Naomi Jones represented Great Britain.

The Australian team fought hard to bring home a bronze medal from the tournament, where Japan beat the USA to take gold in a thrilling final.

The Sutherland Shire has proven a strong training ground for rising softball stars.

Stacey McMannus, the NSW Female Softballer of the Year and second baseman for Australia, said it was a credit to the association that the area was “so well represented” at this year’s world championships. “I am grateful for the support of the association and in particular, the coaches that I’ve had along the way,” she said.

Sutherland Shire Softball Association has a strong focus on supporting grassroots development, having recently signed up to Softball NSW’s Batter Up program, designed to encourage and support young players.

The association will host the PSSA softball tournament at its home grounds from next Tuesday to Thursday.

? The association is taking player registrations for juniors through to seniors for both competitive and social competitions. Email: [email protected]南京夜网.au or visit the ‘playing’ section of the Sutherland Softball Association website: sutherland.softball南京夜网.au.


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