Champions again! Firestars earn Gilley’s Shield glory

Champions again! Firestars earn Gilley’s Shield glory

Those New South Wales Firestars have done it again, retaining their Gilley’s Shield title by beating Queensland Heat 5-1 in the final at the Mirrabooka International Softball Stadium in Perth.

Having topped the standings after the round games, Queensland had to earn a place in the championship final by beating SA Starz 5-2 in the earlier game.

WATCH: Gilley’s Shield Grand Final video

In the final, NSW jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, winning 5-1 to claim the Gilley’s Shield for the second consecutive year.


Day 7 Results

Queensland Heat 5, SA Starz 2
NSW Firestars 5, Queensland Heat 1

Gilley’s Shield Award winners

Player of the Grand Final: Stacey McManus (NSW Firestars)

Midge Nelson Medal – Most Valuable Player: Georgia Casey (NSW Firestars)

Sybil Turner Medal – Best Batter: Leigh Godfrey (WA Flames)

Lorraine Woolley Medal – Best Pitcher: Justine Smethurst (Qld Heat)

Rosemary Adey Medal – Rookie of the Year: Shannon Keevers (NSW Firestars)

Ladder after round games

1. Queensland Heat 9-1
2. NSW Firestars 8-2
3. SA Starz 4-6
4. Victoria Titans 4-6
5. WA Flames 3-7
6. ACT Diamonds 2-8


u15 girls


The U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship was held in conjunction with the Gilley’s Shield at Mirrabooka. In the final, NSW Metro Orange beat SA red 3-1 to claim the title.

Day 7 Results

Queensland Fire 10, NSW Country Gold 0
SA Red 1, NSW Metro Green 0
NSW Metro Orange 3, SA Red 1

Ladder after round games

1. NSW Metro Orange 9-1
2. SA Red 9-1
3. NSW Metro Green 9-1
4. ACT 5-3-2
5. SA Blue 4-4-2
6. WA Gold 4-6
6. Queensland Fire 3-5-2
7. NSW Country Gold 3-6-1
8. Victoria 3-7
9. Queensland Flames 2-7-1
11. WA White 0-10



For more about the Gilley’s Shield and U15 Girls’ Regional Softball Championship, follow the links below:
– Gilley’s Shield schedule and results (with links to line-ups, box scores and play-by-plays)
– U15 Girls’ schedule and results
– Softball Australia Facebook page
– Gilley’s Shield Facebook event page
– U15 Girls’ Facebook event page