Softball WA’s Awards ‘Night of Nights’ was held at Leederville Sports Bar, Subiaco FC on the Friday, 3 May 2019. Over 200 Players, Officials, parents, VIP’s, Life Members, volunteers and guests attended the annual event dedicated to showcase the achievements on and off the diamond in the 2018-19 season.
Massive thanks to Jill Green, Marietjie Haereroa & Shirley Schneider for coordinating this event and to Russ Clark CEO for MC the event. Their amazing work behind the scenes made for a great night for all in attendance. Special mention to Mary Brown for taking photos of award recipients on the night. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.
This night is about celebrating the achievements of not only our State Team players but also the achievements of many people who have contributed to our sport in WA for a very long period of time. It was also an opportunity to congratulate the 37 Players & Officials that were named in Australian teams after the Nationals in January, be proud of how far you have come and what you have achieved. It is also a night of great opportunity to catch-up with everyone and share stories or memorable moments from the year; but also for some, stories from many, many years ago.
Hall of Fame
|SWA Hall of Fame||Kevin Osborne|
|SWA Hall of Fame||Tom Corcoran|
|SAL Hall of Fame||Adam Humble (2017)|
|SAL Hall of Fame||Nathan Jones (2017)|
|SAL Hall of Fame||Neal Delpero (2018)|
|Official of the Year||Karen Vagg|
|Administrator of the Year||Paul Hamersley|
|Regional Volunteer of the Year||Tammy Tennant|
|Metropolitan Volunteer of the Year||Ali Brooks|
Junior State Teams
Congratulation to the following individuals:
|U15 Girls White||Jasmine Swinbourn||Batting|
|U15 Girls Gold||Chelsea Te Whata||Batting|
|U15 Boys||Kade Denney||Batting|
|U17 Girls||Olivia Kuzminski||Batting|
|U17 Boys||Aaryan Kapoor||Batting|
|U19 Women||Gemma Hooker||Batting|
|U19 Men||Jett Wright||Batting|
Senior State Teams
Congratulations to the following individuals:
|U23 Women (2018)||McKenzie Giles-Martin||Batting|
|U23 Men (2018)||Cody Gibb||Batting|
|Open Women (Flames)||Verity Long-Droppert||Batting|
|Open Men (Blaze)||Scott Patterson||Batting|
Newcrest Mining Spirit Award
This award is awarded to a recipient that displays excellence on the softball diamond and outstanding qualities off the diamond. The recipient of this award captained the Steelers at the TAB Challenge Cup in New Zealand in February, conducted junior clinics for the Busselton Association, did extra training sessions with the Flames and played at the Nationals with a broken finger. Congratulations to Brendon O’Byrne on receiving this Award.
Most Promising Junior Award
This award has been reinstated last year after many years of inactivity since 2000. This award goes to an Under 15 Junior Player who has displayed great potential and development over the last year to one day having the potential to be a dynamite on the field. Congratulations to dual winners Ashlyn Hayes & Amber Hinchliffe on receiving this Award.
Softball WA would just like to congratulate all players, officials and volunteers for their outstanding work throughout the 2018-19 season and hope you see all next year for a more successful and better season for WA.
Take a look at some pics from the night below.