Two of our Junior players – Charlie Bird (U16) and Flinn Wattke (U14) are to play with Hills Association Teams this October long weekend in the popular Junior Tournament which is usually held at Diamond Sports S.A Headquarters at West Beach but due to the Australian Master’s Games will be hosted by the Hills Association in Mount Barker, South Australia.
Eagles Fastpitch is appreciative of individuals like Jo Liddell from Hills Softball Association who has been supportive and encouraging of young Tasmanian softballers over many years, facilitating playing opportunities at Local and State Levels for multiple Tasmanian players over multiple years.
Both Charlie and Flinn are part of the Eagles Fastpitch Academy Program and are excited to have an opportunity to play interstate against Teams from within South Australia and Victoria. Charlie and Flinn both attended coaching clinics with Dave Sheppard (from Softball NSW) over the Winter and are ‘softball mad’, having enjoyed exciting developments in their game since joining the Academy Program.
Both Charlie and Flinn are following in the footsteps of older Eagles Fastpitch players such as Ebony Barrenger, Connor Wattke and Des Austerberry who all played multiple times at this Tournament in preparation for their participation in State and National Championships. Eagles Fastpitch is hopeful these and other opportunities identified as part of the Academy Program will set these and other young players up for future State Representation.
Eagles Fastpitch – Committee Member