Softball Victoria (SV) is the State Sporting Body for softball in Victoria that governs and administers the sport on behalf of its 14 member associations.
Softball in Victoria began in 1942 when a competition was established to cater for US troops who challenged our local nurses. Rebels and Posties were the first local teams and they went on to form, in December 1942, the Victorian Women’s Softball Association, later to be known as Victorian Amateur Softball Council of Victoria, then Victorian Softball Association Inc and now Softball Victoria. Whilst this competition was based at The Domain and/or Fawkner Park the Victorian Women’s Softball Association was also responsible for developing softball throughout Victoria. Culminating over time in twenty four affiliated Associations being established around the state, commencing with Ballarat, Geelong, Horsham, Albury and Sunshine, concluding with Sunbury.
SV now have 14 member associations and over 65 clubs and has strong representation in primary and secondary schools across the State.
SV have a Board of Directors that consists of nine positions. To learn more about the Board click HERE.
SV currently have four full and part-time staff members. To learn more about the staff click HERE.
To view more about the history of Victorian softball click HERE.
Softball Victoria’s Vision is to have more people positively connecting with softball, in more places, more often.
Softball Victoria’s Purpose is for the softball community to work together to enable all Victorians to engage with softball in meaningful and positive ways; and to address the barriers preventing this. We will provide the right participation opportunities for more people, in more places and show a new generation how to get involved and stay involved with our great sport.
Softball Victoria’s values are – Boldness, Teamwork, Excellence & Integrity.
The pillars of the Strategic plan are:
Profile: A strong value proposition with our supporters, volunteers, officials and athletes that is supported by innovative commercial, marketing and communication strategies and united behaviours through greater transparency; in alignment with Softball Australia’s ‘One Softball’ culture.
Recruitment: A new wave of softball, re-engaging with those that have fallen out of the sport and strengthening our reach into the school system.
Retention: Vibrant and cohesive associations and clubs managed by dedicated and skilled volunteers; complimented by a clear development pathway for athletes, coaches and officials.
To view the current SV strategic plan click HERE.
Current Softball Victoria Affiliated member Associations