2018 Australian U/19 Women’s squads announced

2018 Australian U/19 Women’s squads announced

Softball Australia is pleased to announce the 2018 Australian Under-19 Women’s Squad and Development Squad.

U/19 Squad

The Australian U/19 Squad will attend the 2018 International Friendship Series training camp and competition, to be held at Redlands Softball Association in Queensland.  The camp will be held from 6-8 July and competition from 9-13 July.

Development Squad

The Development Squad will have the opportunity to attend an international tour to Japan, specifically designed to provide international exposure to up-and-coming players.

Last month, the World Baseball Softball Confederation announced the launch of their new Softball World Cup flagship brand.  As part of this announcement, there was news that the U-19 Women’s Softball World Cup would launch in 2019, before then shifting to even years in 2020 to be staged in the year prior to and after the Women’s Softball World Cup (i.e., 2020, 2022, etc).

This means extra opportunities for players to participate in the U/19 Women’s Softball World Cup in 2019 and 2020.


2018 Australian U/19 Women’s Squad

Pippa Adkins (SA) Shinai Gibbins (QLD) Brielle Karklin (WA) Faith Pickard (SA) Jenna Trim (NSW)
Sophie Aitken (NSW) Samantha Glover (NSW) Layhnee Kearnes (NSW) Anisha Sawaid (NSW) Tamikah Turner-Hames (WA)
Tahlia Anderson (QLD) Kayla Hancox (QLD) Kristy Lockhart (WA) Madison Scott (SA) Shania Watson (QLD)
Ryleigh Arnott (NSW) Georgia Hood (SA) Jacquelyn O’Connor (QLD) Monique Smith (QLD) Shaylan Whatman (NSW)
Jorja Barrett (NSW) Chloe Humphreys (QLD) Grace Peters (VIC) Brooke Stewart (QLD) Sasha Willems (NSW)
Montana Edwards (SA) Marlie Hurinui (VIC) Emily Peters (NSW) Holly Touchell (WA) Jessica Woolbank (NSW)


2018 Australian U/19 Women’s Development Squad

Bree-Anna Butler (QLD) Mia Gilmore (NSW) Ellie Marks (NSW)
Brooke Clappinson (WA) Madisun Graham (QLD) Breanna Payten (ACT)
Teagan Dobson (ACT) Isabelle Hanna (NSW) Sophie Roberts (SA)
Pihuka Duff (NSW) Ashlee Harwood (WA) Abigail Tosic (ACT)
Mya Geros (NSW) Gemma Hooker (WA) Grace Wrixon (NSW)