FORMER Tamworth softball players are dusting their bats off and loosening shoulders in anticipation of this Sunday’s reunion game at the Tamworth Riverside Fields.
The Tamworth Softball Association is calling for all former players, whether they played locally or not, to head down on Sunday morning for a social game, hitting off at 10am.
The game is coinciding with a registration day for the upcoming season for all ages and all skill levels, with competitions to cater for all.
This season the association is offering a program for the little hitters from ages four to nine called Batter Up.
The program is a series of fun activities and skill development to introduce the kids to the sport.
A Primary Modball competition is available for girls aged 10 to 13 years, with both these competitions played on Saturday mornings.
Saturday afternoons will see two opens competitions, with registrations taken for girls aged 11 and over for the cup and 12 and over for the league competitions.
The Riverside Cup is a social affair for those not so serious players and casual players, whereas the Riverside League is where the action is for the serious competitors.
All four divisions start on October 12 and finish at the start of April.
Promotions officer Bec Kingdom said the reunion game and registration day were a great way to kick-start the season.
“Softball is a great team sport for kids and is the cheapest team sport to register with in Tamworth,” Kingdom said.
Sunday will include a BBQ and drinks, as well as some Batter Up games for the children.
Next Friday will see a Batter Up boot camp for kids aged five to nine years old.
The cost will be $35 and includes the supply of a bat, a ball, and a cap.
For more information or registration details email email@example.com or go to the website www.tamworth.softball.org.au