Blacktown to host Down Under Series

Blacktown to host Down Under Series

Courtesy Softball Australia Website


Make sure you don’t miss out on the excitement of international softball at Blacktown International Sportspark with the 2015 Softball Australia Down Under Series.  A special guest for the inaugural series is Japan Toyota Red Terriers. One of the world’s best women’s professional softball teams, Japan Toyota Red Terriers will hold their training camp in NSW in preparation for the 2015 Japanese Women’s League. JapanToyota Red Terriers features one of the world’s best female pitchers in Monica Abbott along with world class infielder Natasha Watley and nine current or former Japan National team players.

To assist the Red Terriers’ training and preparation for the 2015 season, CTI Open Women’s Team, CTI Aussie Pride (Australian U19 Women’s Team) and a NSW Invitational team will participate in a four-team round-robin starting Friday evening, concluding Sunday afternoon.

The Series offers CTI Aussie Pride an opportunity to prepare for the 11th Jr. Women’s Softball World Championship, which will take place in Oklahoma City, USA in August. The CTI Open Women’s Team is using the Series as selection for the CTI Aussie Spirit (Australian Open Women’s Team) as they start their preparation for the 15th Women’s Softball World Championship in 2016.  With so much at stake, these teams will ensure a high level of softball will be played throughout the weekend.

Weekend Schedule of Games and Events

All games at read more at Blacktown International Sportspark


Friday 20 February 2015

5pm           Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs CTI Aussie Pride

CTI Open Women vs NSW Invitational

8pm           Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs NSW Invitational

 CTI Pride vs CTI Open Women


Saturday 21 February 2015

4.30pm     Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs CTI Aussie Pride

CTI Open Women vs NSW Invitational

7.30pm   read more at   Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs CTI Open Women

                 CTI Aussie Pride vs NSW Invitational


Sunday 22 February 2015

10am        Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs NSW Invitational

                 CTI Aussie Pride vs CTI Open Women

12.30pm   Japan Toyota Red Terriers vs CTI Open Women

NSW Invitational read more at vs CTI Aussie Pride

Purchasing your tickets

Tickets go on sale Thursday 5 February 2015 and are available online at the Softball Ticket Booth.  Tickets will also be available to purchase on the day at the Blacktown International Sportspark. Each ticket provides access to all games played on that day.

Tickets for children under 12 years of age are free making this an excellent opportunity for a great evening out for the entire family.

All seating is General Admission. Gates open 2 hours before the read more at first pitch of the day.

1 Day – General Admission will provide access to all four games played that day.  Two games will be played simultaneously during each time slot.

Weekend Pass – Best value ticket we have!  It provides access to all three days of the Series for the price of read more at two days saving you 33% off gate admission.

Family Ticket – 2 adult and 2 children – another great value option.


Plenty more action will take place throughout the weekend.

Friday:        Curtain raiser: a demonstration of Softball Australia’s youth program, Softball Batter Up

Saturday:    A luncheon to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Australian Women’s Softball Team’s only World Championship in 1965

Curtain raiser exhibition match of Softball Australia’s new version of the game, Social 7s – It’s Fun, read more at It’s Fast and It’s Easy to Play.

Follow us on twitter @SoftballOz and facebook to stay up to date with Softball Australia’s activities.

For more information about the 2015 Softball Australia Down Under Series please call: 03 9417 0022 or 02 9677 4006.

Thank you for supporting softball in Australia.

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For more information please contact:

Jim Dorash                                      Cathy Kerr

Marketing Manager                         General Manager

Softball Australia                             Softball New read more at South Wales

0466 784 119 or 03 9417 0022       02 9677 4006