Softball Australia has launched a bid to host the 2019 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WSBC) Olympic Qualifier at Blacktown International Sportspark in Sydney.
The Aussie Spirit lived up to their world ranking with a fourth-place finish at the XVI Women’s Softball World Championship in Chiba, Japan.
Australia’s female softball team, Aussie Spirit, are preparing to kick off their campaign to join Australia’s top Olympic athletes at Tokyo 2020 in just under two years’ time.
The future of Olympic sport in NSW looks safe with ten junior athletes being awarded NSW Olympic Council grants at the Annual General Meeting last night.
The pathway to qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics for the Australian Softball and Baseball teams has become clearer after an announcement made by the World Baseball Softball Confederation.
In Stacey Porter’s two decades with the Australian Softball Team, she has enjoyed the highs of twice standing on the Olympic podium and the low of seeing the sport dropped from the Games programme.
It has been a great few months for the Aussie Spirit, but they still have some work to do to match it with the world’s best. So says Head Coach Fabian Barlow, who has seen his team perform well in tournaments in the USA, Canada and Japan in the northern hemisphere summer.
The Aussie Spirit won two of their four games, beating Canada in the third-place playoff, to earn the bronze medal at the Japan Cup in Takasaki.
The Aussie Spirit missed out on a bronze medal from the XII Softball World Cup in Oklahoma City with a 3-0 loss to Canada in the final game.
The Australian Women's Softball team won both games of a Softball World Cup double-header on Friday in Oklahoma City, with each game ending in dramatic fashion.