A total of 15 women came together at Casey Central Town Park in Narre Warren South, to participate in the first session of the Women’s Softball Program.
Braving the cold conditions, women and their children learnt the basics of softball through a range of skills, drills and a modified game of softball, run by coaches Sarah Papadimitriou and Kylie Whitecunas.
The Women’s Softball Program is a free four-week introduction to softball, aimed to encourage women and their children of all cultures and abilities within the City of Casey to get active.
The program encourages fun and inclusive physical activity and is a great opportunity to connect with other women in the local community.
The program has been developed through a partnership between Softball Australia, City of Casey and Casey Softball Association through City of Casey Council’s ‘We Are We Can We Will’ program and Softball Australia’s ‘Strike Out Barriers to Sport through Softball’ program.
Softball Victoria’s newly appointed Development Manager, Scot Nicholson was in attendance and provided support to Softball Australia’s Tim Hatzi.
The program will continue for a further three weeks, with some spots still available.
Registration link here.
Participants will also have the option of continuing their involvement in Softball by joining Casey Softball Association’s Social 7s Competition starting on Saturday 20 September.