Softball Australia Down Under Invitational Series
Softball Australia, in conjunction with Softball NSW, is delighted to be hosting the Japan Toyota Red Terriers, the world’s number 1 professional softball team, who will be returning to Blacktown, NSW for the second consecutive season to hold their pre-season training camp from 16-24 February. This series will feature the VIA Network Aussie Spirit.
The Red Terriers’ line-up features the world’s best female pitcher, American import Olympic Medallist, Monica Abbott, infielder Natasha Watley and five members of the Japan national women’s team. The Red Terriers were the minor premiers in the Japan Women’s Softball League this past year – a feat they have accomplished five of the last six years. They were defeated in the 2015 grand final. The Red Terriers won the inaugural Down Under Series in 2015 with a perfect 6-0 record.
The VIA Network Aussie Spirit will host the Toyota Japan Red Terriers in a series of games from 19-21 February at Blacktown International Sportspark. This is a key series for the Spirit as they make preparations and last minute selections for the roster that will compete at the 2016 Women’s World Softball Championship to be played at Vancouver, Canada in July.
There will also be opportunities for coaches and players to observe the Red Terriers’ training camp during the week to see how the best professional team in the world prepares for games.
For more information about this Series, and to purchase tickets online, click here.
Tickets purchased online will receive a 20% discount, and are available for a single day or a three-day weekend:
- Children under 6 years of age FREE
- Concession $5.00
- Adult $10.00
- Family $15.00
- Season – Adult $20.00
- Season – Family $30.00
To receive the 20% discount, enter one of the following codes when purchasing your tickets online:
- Softball Australia Member (*must have signed up to Member Benefits Program below)
- Blacktown City Employees
- Blacktown Schools
To purchase tickets, click here.
Tickets can also be purchased at the venue, however these tickets will not receive the 20% discount.
*Member Benefits Program
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Played over a three-day weekend at up to 45 diamonds around Blacktown, the Australia Cup will determine the best teams in 11 categories of softball. All finals will be held on “Championship Sunday” at Blacktown International Sportspark.
The Australia Cup promises to offer something for everyone!
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