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Last chance to save softball

Friday, 16th August, 2013

Members of the BH Softball Association executive (from left) Cheryl Meuret, Leonie Channing, Christine Bartley and Faye Dannatt are looking for people to playing the game Members of the BH Softball Association executive (from left) Cheryl Meuret, Leonie Channing, Christine Bartley and Faye Dannatt are looking for people to playing the game

By Emily Roberts

The Broken Hill Softball Association is making one last effort to get the sport up and running this year.

“Softball has been played for over 58 years in this city and we, the remaining players, don’t want it to stop,” said Leonie Channing.

“We have had suggestions about changing the time from Friday evening to Wednesday or even having it on a Saturday afternoon.”

Mrs Channing said people were interested in playing if it wasn’t held on a Friday night.

“All people have to do is turn up and play; we are happy to take care of the rest,” she said.

“We’ve only ended up with one team so far.

“We are trying to cater for everyone and trying to find a suitable time. If you’re interested in playing please make a effort and contact a member of your club’s executive.”

Mrs Channing said the Softball Association had produced some of the best softballers in country SA over the years, with many making the SA Country Team of the Year as well as State teams.

“One member went on to play for Australian. We also had great success in Country Championships, bringing home many a title and now still winning medals in the masters competitions.

Another member of the Executive, Cheryl Meuret, said they would also welcome getting ideas from people.

“We are happy to change or modify the rules of the game to attract players,” she said.

The Annual General Meeting of the Association is scheduled for Friday, August 23 at the Centre for Community at 7pm.

“We have everything in place for a competition - all we need is you,” Mrs Channing said.

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