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Nicky Bacon CEO

Bio: Nicky has been part of the Softball NT team since 2013 as the CEO. 

Nicky came from a strong playing background playing for over 30 years predominantly as a pitcher. Through her peak, Nicky Represented NSW from under 16’s to Open Womens, in that time Nicky won 2 National Championship Pitching Awards. Nicky continued her softball career in the U.S.A playing college softball in Florida and North Carolina.

Nicky has become heavily involved in coaching and is currently a NSOA Level 4 Coach and a specialist pitching coach. Nicky has been involved with various Junior and Senior NT teams both coaching and managing. She has also been a manager and a coach for a number for Softball Australia’s International Friendship Series Programs. On top of this she was also invited to be the Coaching Coordinator for the 2019 IFS Men’s Coaching Program supporting and mentoring coaches through the Australian Coaching Pathway. Nicky was part of a previous Softball Australia’s National Battery Program and currently on the National Panel of Coaches for the Aussie Spirit Women’s programs.

In 2017/2018/2019 Nicky also played Baseball and represented South Australia at the Australian Women’s Baseball Championships helping them come from bottom of the pack to 4th, then 3rd respectively. Nicky was also an NTIS Scholarship athlete for 2018/2019.

Nicky continues to play in Darwin, currently for Tracy Village Softball club.

Before coming to Softball NT Nicky worked in Event Management and Finance. Nicky has extensive knowledge in Business and Sports Administration.

Role: Chief Executive Officer
Email: nicky.bacon@softballnt.com

Kale Bell – Regional Coordinator, Central Australia

Bio

Kale Bell, started with Softball NT in January 2020. A true Softball tragic she has been playing and coaching Softball since she was 9 years old. She has represented the NT in softball around Australia and has coached Softball in both Darwin and Alice Springs. Kale has worked in diverse roles across the Indigenous education sector in both Darwin and Alice Springs. She loves connecting with communities on country and seeing women and communities become empowered through Softball. As regional coordinator she is excied to see the sport Softball thrive and flourish across the Territory. 

Role: Regional Coordinator, Central Australia
Email: kale.bell@softballnt.com

Sarah Price – Marketing Manager

Bio

Sarah has over 20 years experience in marketing and public relations as well as  broad experience within the not for profit sector, as fundraising, events and marketing manager across a diverse range of organisations . Sarah is also a passionate supporter and advocate of creativity and innovation and would love to see its role in both community and business expand. She is a total newb to Softball , having started in her current role in January 2020 buthas grown to love the strong sense of  community spirit and the diversity of this wonderful community. 

Role: Marketing Manager
Email: sarah.price@softballnt.com

Board Members

Michelle Krauer – President – michelle.krauer@softballnt.com

Jen Ahsenden – Vice President – jen.ashenden@softballnt.com

Carey Trundle – Secretary – carey.trundle@softballnt.com

Brett Toll – Board Member – brett.toll@softballnt.com

vacant – Treasurer – nicky.bacon@softballnt.com

Our Coaches

Nicky Bacon
Kale Bell
Cal Hooley
Greg Mosel

Our NT Ambassador Coaches 

Kale Bell
Cal Hooley
Greg Mosel
Graham Bacon
Kathy Horton

Our TBall Coaches

Nicky – Darwin / Tracy Village
Cal – Darwin / Tracy Village
Gemma – Darwin / Bakewell
Kale – Alice Springs / Jim McConville
Lachy – Alice Springs / Lyal Kempster
Katherine TBC
Tennant TBC

To become part of our team, contact Softball NT on 08 8927 3333