Pilbara Roadshow 2017 Wrap Up

Pilbara Roadshow 2017 Wrap Up

Softball WA staff members Shannon Hearne and Anna Haynes have recently returned to Perth after a successful trip to the North West visiting four of our associations located in the Pilbara.

The trip kicked off to a good start in Tom Price where a skill session was delivered to an enthusiastic group of players who were keen to enhance their skills. They got to engage with committee members and observe some fixtured tee ball and softball games that were played in the town.

Next stop was Port Hedland. They delivered four softball clinics over the two days, which focused on improving technical skills of the game including footwork, fielding, defensive plays, pitching and hitting. They had a positive engagement with the players as well as the President and Vice President of the Port Hedland Softball Association, Mitzi Cassidy and Rachael Christensen.

It was then onto Karratha after a jam-packed two days in Port Hedland. With quick stop on the way in Roebourne, they delivered a school clinic to students of Roebourne District High School, which involved both softball and Ultimate Frisbee skill sessions. The kids were extremely excited to play two different sports and were very eager to show us their current skills due to their tee-ball development prior to out visit.

Karratha was the final destination for the road show where they spent two days delivering clinics and meeting with President, Vice President and development officers of the West Pilbara Softball Association. There was a great turnout for the first skills clinic, with a total of 30 participants taking part.

The final day was jam packed with school clinics and development sessions. They visited the year 6’s at Tambrey Primary School during the day where they introduced the different elements of softball incorporating a great game by all the students. For the final session they headed out to Wickham, where they worked with the local softball team delivering skills clinics.

Overall the Pilbara Roadshow was a huge success. Special thanks to The Department of Sport and Recreation, Newcrest Mining, Healthway “Smarter than Smoking”, Tom Price Softball Association, port Hedland Softball Association, and West Pilbara Softball Association for making this road show possible.

 

Many Thanks to:

Rachael Christensen and Mitzi Cassidy (Port Hedland Softball Association) who assisted with in getting the development clinics up and running, and looked after our staff during their time in Port Hedland.

Barrie Sargeant (West Pilbara Softball Association) for assisting and hosting us for our time in Karratha as well as helping organise the development clinics. Special thanks to Mathew Walker and Matt Bushby for helping out during the clinic, it was awesome to have them on board.

Overall the Pilbara Roadshow was a huge success. Special thanks to The Department of Sport and Recreation, Newcrest Mining, Healthway “Smarter than Smoking”, Tom Price Softball Association, port Hedland Softball Association, and West Pilbara Softball Association for making this road show possible.