Provides the opportunity for anyone interested in fun, fitness and friendships to participate in competitions, development programs and activities which are accessible to all, no matter their experience, skill, age or ability level.
Softball Victoria was established by volunteers in 1942 as the Victorian Women’s’ Softball Association.
Today it is the peak body for softball in the state, bringing together a network of affiliated associations and clubs.
They provide opportunities for anyone interested in fun, fitness and friendships to participate in competitions, development programs and activities which are accessible to all, no matter their experience, skill, age or ability level.
And they are always in need of volunteers – one of the reasons Softball Victoria was keen to be one of the first organisations to be featured in Imagine the possibilities.
There are more than 3000 officially registered participants in Victoria and these participants are supported by volunteers who range in age from age 10 to age 80.
Hundreds of people volunteer each week supporting this growing sport in roles that vary widely:
- Coaches: provide the opportunity for players across all ages & development levels to learn, practice, improve and implement a range of individual and teams skills.
- Umpires: are the on diamond (field) adjudicators of the games playing rules ensuring that all grades and levels of competition are successfully conducted.
- Scorers & Statisticians: provide team and tournament game scores as well as individual player & team statistical data for coaches, competition and tournament management.
- Team Managers: give administrative support to teams at training sessions, during games and are responsible for team administration prior to and during tournaments.
Volunteers are always needed, in particular those willing to become committee members & coaches. People with skills in sports administration & governance and experience in strategic planning & implementation are highly sought after.
Softball Victoria volunteers provide human resources, skill sets and experience that otherwise would not be available to run the sport in Victoria.
Softball Victoria also offers the opportunity for individuals to strive for intrastate, state, or the ultimate, national selection representing Australia at World Championships and other International events.
‘Volunteering for softball is my passion and I am rewarded everyday with the smiles kids have when they play!’ said Heather Webb, Softball Victoria.
The campaign materials will assist Softball Victoria to recruit and engage volunteers within the softball community, and promote and attract volunteers to the sport. Go to the Softball Victoria website to find out more about how you can get involved with softball as a volunteer or player.