Softball action returns

The teams confirmed in the tournament are: 1. United Brothers 2. Pawa 3. Moni Plus Gazelle 4. Defence 5. Bears 6. Eastern Aces 7. Kikila Cats 8. Stingerz 9. Saints 10. Aviat Jets 11. Brown Eagles

This is sure to be an exciting season with two rounds of competition and only five teams that will make the final playoffs in both the A Grade and B Grade divisions.

Brown Eagles are making a comeback this season after seating last season out.

Reviving softball in ENB

The Gugu Hire Cars Rabaul Softball Tournament kicked off at the Queen Elizabeth Park in Rabaul yesetrday.

The tournament is timely as it supports the Rabaul Softball Association’s efforts to revive the code.

Twenty one teams confirming their participation in both the men’s and women’s division came from Rabaul, Kokopo and Gazelle adorned in colors with their supporters, gathering at the Rabaul Ashes Field to participate in the tournament.

Makassar championships set standard

The Port Moresby Softball Men’s team making their first appearance at such international tournament were up against some of the tough opponents from within the region including Australia, New Zealand, Japan and host Indonesia, only to fall short of making the finals.

However, the Moresby boys did not die wondering and were competitive throughout making their opponents work extra hard to score runs. Even displayed tight fielding to restrict runners.

Support to revive Rabaul softball

The donation is timely and will support the committee in its endeavour to revive the code in the district.

Mengen Limited Managing Director, Ronald Lutulel presented K2000 cash as sponsorship to the RSA on Tuesday, 27th June 2023 at the Rabaul Queen Elizabeth Park.

Lutulel, on behalf of Mengen Limited was honoured to come forward and support in a small way to alleviate law and order issues and help to revive the code of softball in Rabaul.

The RSA interim executive chairlady, Bernadette Payao received the cash sponsorship, witnessed by RSA executives.

Liklik softball comp starts

The newly introduced junior competition is targeted at introducing the game of softball to young school age boys and girls between U8, U15 and U18.

The Port Moresby Bisini softball diamonds was buzzing  on Sunday as future softball stars converged to showcase and try out their softball skills in week one  the BSP Junior Liklik Softball Competition.

Registration on for Liklik Softball

The special partnership with BSP was sealed early this week valued at K19,000 to get the junior development program off the ground.

As soon as the word got out though social and mainstream media about the introduction of junior softball to the Port Moresby Men’s Softball competition this season an air of excitement is building from young softball enthusiasts in the city.

K19,000 pitched in for softball

This financial backing seals BSP’s commitment as the naming rights sponsors of the “2023 Liklik Softball” competition for junior softballers in Port Moresby.       

BSP Sponsorship Manager, Amelia Minnopu when presenting the cheque to the committee said: “The fundamental aspects of the banks support is by always placing our people and communities at the core of our business, not only through sports but any other community engagement which develop participation and growth.”

POM Men’s softball appoints executives

During its Annual General Meeting attended by all club executives on Monday 9th of January 2023, Jenny Pilak was elected President unopposed, Isikel Tovia Jr as Vice President, Treasurer position will be taken up by James Lumaris and Trudy Simba as Secretary and Competition Coordinator, who retained his seat for another term.

The Association congratulated the newly elected executives and thanked the outgoing president, David Manning and vice president, Aloysius Daveona for the contributions during their term.

Softball Diamonds To Come Alive

According to the Port Moresby Softball Executive, the month of May promises to be the hottest month of more fast live softball action covering five tournaments over five Sundays with K5000 prize money up for grabs.

What is more exciting is that, this is the shorter version of softball, with a few twists and turns making it faster and entertaining.
For interested teams, there are only 10 slots available with K500 registration fee.

Women’s softball association to host workshop

The workshop will run from the 20th to the 24th of January in Port Moresby.

The Association is partnering with the PNG Baseball Softball Confederation, PNG Sports Foundation and PNG Olympic Committee to run the workshop.

President of the Port Moresby Women’s Softball, Ian Soweni, said this training is significant and intended to enable coaches and administrators within the clubs to fully understand their specific roles and responsibilities in their clubs and also within their community.