WHILE numbers were good for softball coaches and scorers at fields in Tamworth yesterday, the prospects of Tamworth Olympian Stacey Porter running a course for school teachers at Riverside today aren’t looking good.
As of yesterday, Tamworth Softball Association president Richard Webb had just two teachers signed up for a session with the Olympic softballing star.
“It is disappointing,” Webb said yesterday.
“Stacey is home for a few days of rest before heading back to Japan and we were hoping she would have a good number to run a session and help promote the sport in the schools.”
That session hopefully starts 4pm today, Webb said.
Any junior player wishing to meet and obtain a few tips from the Australian softball representative is more than welcome too, he said.
Yesterday the numbers game was far better with six people studying for their Level 3 Coaches certificate under State Coaching director and former Australian star Cathy Kerr.
Another seven were “upstairs” completing a Level 1 scorers course.
“We’ve got two ladies from Armidale doing the coaches course too,” Webb said.
Armidale softball has been “up and down” he said but is currently experiencing something of an upsurge.
“They’ve gone big on the softball “batter up program” and they are building off that,” Webb said.