Umpire Strikes Back – watch it on ABC3

Umpire Strikes Back – watch it on ABC3

Back in January, PR Company, Flourish, provided an opportunity for Softball Australia to film a segment for ABC3 – “Umpire Strikes Back”. The segment will go to air on ABC3, 2 March at 5.50pm.

The program highlights the benefits of Social 7s, and features some of Victoria’s best softballers from their State U17 and U19 teams.

Watch Darth Vader steal the show when he uses the force to stop a pitched ball, then hits one out of the galaxy!


Behind the scenes

Our team was on location to help out with the shoot. Here are some behind the scenes previews of James (Darth Vader) and Grace in action with the Victorian State team:


Softball Australia would like to pay “Special Thanks” to the following people for their contribution on the day:

  • Geraldine Grisold for organising players to be there on the day
  • Ian Bahn for opening up the clubrooms on behalf of Glen Eira Softball
  • Lauren Redpath from Flourish for providing the opportunity
  • Angela Field and her crew for producing the entertaining segment
  • Victorian State Team players starring as the talent:
    • Amy Bahn
    • Hannah Bahn
    • Jess Bahn (starring as Game Coordinator)
    • Breanna Kennelly
    • Piera Charles
    • Kiara Bax-Rigg
    • Milly Mercuri
    • Jemma Brook
    • Victoria Russell
    • Isabell Zaharias (starring as the feature talent spokeswomen)


Social 7s 

Social-7s-logoHelp us promote Social 7s, the NEW, social form of the game that’s FAST, FUN and EASY TO PLAY!

  • Fast new form of softball
  • Relaxed rules
  • High Scoring
  • Easy to play – less technical skill required
  • More action
  • Easy to Score and facilitate – no technical umpiring or scoring
  • Social and FUN
  • Great for kids or adults
  • Mixed gender competitions

Visit the Social 7s website for more information about playing or starting a completion: