Planning is well underway for the Softball NSW Under-10 State Softball Championships to be held in May at Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex in Tuggerah.
Central Coast Softball Association will host the championships in partnership with Central Coast Council.
As a long standing affiliate with Softball NSW, the Central Coast Softball Association draws players from the Peninsula in the south, up to Lake Macquarie in the north, with great participation numbers across age groups and widespread community support.
The Under-10 State Championships is the first event on the junior athlete representative pathway where players and associations from across NSW can pit themselves against each other in both a fun and competitive atmosphere.
The 2021 championships will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 1 and 2.
Association President, Brad Bogle, said this championship was both a fantastic development opportunity for the youngest players in the sport and would also showcase the incredible new facilities of the Central Coast Regional Sporting and Recreation Complex.
“Together with Council, we are looking forward to putting on this event while promoting the Coast and all that it has to offer,” he said.
Softball NSW CEO, Daniel Rushworth, praised the excellent facility and benefits to the local community.
“The Central Coast is an excellent location for sport and leisure and some of the great and exciting benefits of our pathway program is the opportunity to travel away with your team and experience a new town, a new community and create new friends from across the state,” he said.
“The event will return to the Central Coast again in 2022 and this will be of fantastic economic benefit to the local community and will assist in promoting our sport further and, in turn, assist Central Coast Softball Association and their clubs.”
Council’s Director, Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said it was great to see a diverse range of local and national sports coming to the Central Coast for the benefit of the community.
“Since opening, the Complex has already successfully hosted a range of sports including football (soccer), rugby league and union, baseball, oztag, Australian Rules and touch football.
“Having newly installed turf wickets, we welcomed cricket to the complex last year and now we are delighted to see competitive softball at a state level added to this list,” Vaughan said.
Media release, Mar 30