Softball Victoria returns to Greater Shepparton for Masters Championships

Softball Victoria returns to Greater Shepparton for Masters Championships

Softball Victoria in conjunction with Greater Shepparton City Council is excited to announce the return of the 2021 Masters Championships to Greater Shepparton.

The event will be held across three days from 12-14 June this year and will remain at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve.

The proposed dates are subject to government mandates and advice of the Chief Medical Officer on hosting of events and mass gatherings.

Organisers remain hopeful of being able to operate the event at capacity, utilising the 10 diamonds as per the 2019 event.

Greater Shepparton City Council Mayor Councillor, Kim O’Keeffe said the event would be something the entire region can look forward to.

“During this time it is important that our region stays strong and positive, which we have seen done so well,” Cr O’Keeffe said.

“Softball Victoria has been coming to our region for many years now and its return gives everyone something to look forward to, especially our local event suppliers and our visitor economy across accommodation, hospitality, retail and attractions sectors with a significant boost anticipated for businesses to leverage from across the three days of competition.

“Our Council is delighted to once again partner with Softball Victoria who have successfully hosted the event at the Mooroopna Recreation Reserve seven times in the past 13 years.”

Following the announcement, Softball Victoria President Bron Parry said she was happy the event could go ahead under Covid safe conditions.

“With many events cancelled across the past year, we’re extremely excited to be coming to the region for this fantastic event for our members,” Ms Parry said.

“Ensuring the Masters Championships remains in the Greater Shepparton region is also a massive positive for both parties, and we’re delighted to continue our relationship with Greater Shepparton City Council.

“In the constantly changing situation we find ourselves in, further changes to the Masters Championships may occur. We will continue to keep our members updated as changes to the current restrictions occur, and are hopefully eased in the coming months.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.”

For further information on the event please contact:

Softball Victoria
Operations & Events Coordinator
Cheryl Waye