Big softball season hits off
THE Tweed District Softball Association hits off today for another big season at Piggabeen Sports Complex.
In recent years the association has become a breeding ground for regional and state representatives - a fact that has been recognised by NSW Softball.
The group has just been named NSW Regional Softball Association of the year, beating out associations from across NSW for the coveted title.
Two Tweed players, Stacey Reid and Shannon Anderson, will actually miss today's opening round of matches due to representative commitments.
The duo were selected in the Northern Country representative side to dompete in the NSW State Open Women's titles to be held at the State Softball Centre in Sydney this week- end.
The titles were originally meant to be held last week but were washed out.
Tweed District publicity officer Simon Davison said the group was looking forward to a good season.
"The clubs are looking good for this season," he said.
"Our women's, men's and mixed competitions will go through until next March."
He said the junior divisions would finish up just before Christmas, making way for a busy representative season next year.
Draw: 9.30am: Benny the Ball; T-Ball: Arkedas v Cherokees; Under 13s Sharks Blue v Sharks White. 11.15am: Under 13 Sharks White v Cherokees; Under 17: KCs v Sharks Blue, Sharks White v Pottsville. 1pm: Women: Demons v Koalas, Sharks v Warriors, Pottsville v Murwillumbah; Men: Pottsville v Sharks. 3pm: Women: Demons v Warriors, Arkedas v Cherokees; Men: Pottsville v Koalas. 5pm Mixed: Pottsville v Koalas, Sharks v Warriors.