Friendship Series team official appointments

Friendship Series team official appointments

Softball Australia is pleased to confirm the appointment of team officials for the Australian U15 Girls Squad and Australian U15 Boys Squad, for the 2019 International Friendship Series.

The squads will come together at Redlands in Queensland for a three-day training camp, followed by the International Friendship Series tournament, to be played from Monday 8 July to Friday 12 July.

During the training camp, the Squads will each be split into two teams – Australia Green and Australia Gold. The teams will compete against international and locally based teams.

The team officials that will lead the Australian teams are as follows:

Sally Diener (NSW) Head Coach Boys Gold
Kathryn Stuart (NSW) Assistant Coach Boys Gold
Jayke Reynolds (Qld) Assistant Coach Boys Gold
Geoff Shaw (WA) Manager Boys Gold
Belinda Ainslie (Vic) Head Coach Boys Green
David Sheppard (NSW) Assistant Coach Boys Green
Troy Lach (NSW) Assistant Coach Boys Green
Nikki Love (Qld) Manager Boys Green
Morgan Young (SA) Head Coach Girls Green
Chris McCabe (WA) Assistant Coach Girls Green
Donna McGrath (NSW) Assistant Coach Girls Green
Bec Ireland (Qld) Manager Girls Green
Wayne Frost (NSW) Head Coach Girls Gold
Alexandra Mackay (SA) Assistant Coach Girls Gold
Ashley Castles (NSW) Assistant Coach Girls Gold
Andrea Mansfield (Vic) Manager Girls Gold


For the appointed team officials, the Friendship Series offers the opportunity to further develop and gain a greater understanding of the national high performance program.

Education sessions will cover topics including scouting and national selection, nutrition, recovery, speed, video analysis and Rapsodo technology.