Cumberland Nepean Softball Association look to more success in 2017-18

With summer right around the corner, the Cumberland Nepean Softball Association is ready to make this season better than ever.

Family sport: Cumberland Nepean Softball Association president Krissi Travers hopes for more international success like that of Kelsey Griffen (second from right).

Family sport: Cumberland Nepean Softball Association president Krissi Travers hopes for more international success like that of Kelsey Griffen (second from right).

The association is coming off a huge season of representative honours including the 2017 Junior Women’s Softball World Championship representative Kelsey Griffen as well as several state representatives.

Association president Krissi Travers said it was a great season in 2016-17.

“Last season was probably the best that we’ve had in a long time,” she said. 

“We’ve had a number of seasons where we’ve been affected by Mother Nature and we did have a few challenges this year but we were able to get through our season.”

The association was also awarded homeplate status, which recognises clubs and associations for implementing best practice management and increased participation rates.

Cumberland Nepean saw over 12 per cent membership growth last year which Ms Travers said was a “fantastic achievement” for the sport.

“We set ourselves that goal that we can continue to provide the sport for our local area for everyone concerned, especially now that the sport is back in the Olympics,” she said.

“Everyone aspires to be the best that they can be and we definitely have players in our association who have that aspiration to play for their country, whether that’s at World Championships or at an Olympic Games.” 

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