Friendship Series just around the corner

Friendship Series just around the corner

There are now less than five days until the start of the 2017 International Friendship Series, with teams, players, coaches and officials all gearing up for the tournament’s first venture into Queensland at Redlands Softball Association.

2017 IFS Competing Teams

Australia Gold AIST
Australia Green Australia Gold
Casey – Western Civil Australia Green
ISA New Zealand ISA New Zealand Black
Softball Queensland ISA New Zealand White
Southern Pride Softball Queensland
Southern Pride
Southside Stingers


Our female Junior girls Aussie squad and male Junior Steelers Aussie squad are both well underway in preparation for the series. The 60-strong squad will touch down in Brisbane on Friday morning (30th June) to undertake a 3 day intensive training camp as they become familiar with the requirements within the Softball Australia High Performance Pathway, many for the first time.

Coordinating the program this year will be Softball Australia High Performance manager Andy Utting. Andy brings with him extensive elite international sporting experience from a playing and coaching level. Joining and supporting Andy for the week will be eighteen Australian coaches, officials and medical staff who will all be immersed into the program and given an opportunity to work with some of the best junior softball talent in Australia.

The tournament will run over five days, from Monday 3 July until Friday 7 July, with all scores, ladders, and reports available here.

The draw has now been finalised and can be found by checking out the 2017 International Series Event page.

Follow the links below for a look at a full list of both Australian squads and the appointed coaching staff.