The Katherine Softball Association have been successfully and independently running softball in their region for a number of years. In 2018 they had a 4 team competition, with a number of NT junior representatives amongst the ranks.
Over the past few years Softball NT has interacted more and more with the Katherine Softballers. In 2017 KSA entered 2 teams in the NT Championships, taking out the Division 1 trophy, and in 2018 Softball NT staff travelled to Katherine to umpire their finals series.
In the beginning of March our Development Officer, Gemma Scales, made the 6 hour round trip to attend the KSA Annual General Meeting. She said, “My task of beginning discussions regarding affiliation was really well received by those in attendance. Thank you to outgoing President, Kaillee Brown, for facilitating the conversation.”
Incoming President, Dianna Ross, confirmed Katherine’s intention to affiliate to Softball NT.
Softball NT Executive Officer, Nicky Bacon, said “We are excited to have Katherine back on board as an official affiliate. We look forward to helping them grow and offering them advice from a peak perspective and being able to include them in our programs and offerings. We are pleased to be able to continue to build the community of softball in the Territory”
Softball NT will work closely with Dianna and the rest of the committee over the next few months to make the Katherine competition bigger and better!