Softball Australia has named its 2010 Men's and Women's Under 19 squads as another bold move to see their sport expand and challenge the International Olympic Committee in not including Softball in the London 2012 Olympics.
Australia won the Bronze Medal in Beijing in 2008 losing to Japan in that awe-inspiring semi-final when Australian television audiences stood still, and then Japan went on to defeat the USA for the Gold medal.
Softball is one of Australia's many sports where both men and women play, it's a family sport. Moreover the Australian Institute of Sport has a Softball Unit based in Brisbane along with their High Performance Unit.
The Australian and AIS teams are essentially one and the same and their high level training camps are times in which the Softballers can further heighten their skills. These camps have been held in both Brisbane and Canberra.
There are employment opportunities in Softball here .
The Australian Under 19 men's squad has been announced .
As has the the Australian women's Under 19 women's squad .
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The Australian and AIS women's team head coach Fabian Barlow interview for the Australian Missionary News can be viewed here .
And similarly star player Kylie Cronk was interviewed by the Australian Missionary News by Delma Tronson and can be viewed here .
The International Softball Federation have recently held a strategic planning meeting in Florida and these details can be read here .
And the International Softball Federation's newsletter is available here.