Mothers & Friends Program to Launch this Summer

Mothers & Friends Program to Launch this Summer


Softball NSW is now launching the GET ACTIVE NOW participation initiative. The new participation initiative is structured towards growing Softball participation across all segments and locations within our community.

The first of these participation initiatives is the Mother’s & Friends Program, which is also part of the NSW Office of Sport’s Softball Her Sport Her Way Initiative. Softball NSW in partnership with our Affiliated Associations will be launching the program this summer across 14 locations.

What is her Sport Her Way?

Her Sport Her Way Initiative aims to drive participation growth via two approaches, supporting sport to create inclusive sport experiences that reflect what women and girls want, and by supporting the key influencers, like parents and coaches to inspire participation.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, and to test new ideas. It is a key initiative in the Her Sport Her Way Year One Action Plan and will drive powerful change for women and girls.

Our Program-Mother & Friends-What is it?

The Mothers & Friends (MAFS) Program will provide a unique learning and participating experience for those mothers and their friends in our community to participate in a non-competitive learning environment with other like-minded individuals. The program is targeted towards those that have not participated in our sport due to varying barriers. 

Can’t afford the extra dollars or time to get involved? No worries, no additional expense or time!

The MAFS Program reduces the barriers that can sometimes preclude individuals from participation. The program is FREE, insured and conducted in the evening or during the day over 8 weeks. Dependent upon location, it may be at the same time as your child’s training. Join the program and receive your free participant pack!

No Softball Equipment? No worries!

The MAFS Program experience will provide all equipment and coaching for those mothers and friends who are not currently part of the Softball membership structure.

Don’t want to try something new on your own? No worries we have you covered!

If you think you might be interested, why not complete our Expression of Interest Form for yourself and a friend. Softball NSW is now finalising locations and times with our Affiliates. Each of our 14 locations will be limited to 20 participants.

More Information

For more information on our MAFS program please liaise with our Development Team:

Donna McGrath

Kerrie Porter

Michelle Sutton

Expression of Interest Form-Mothers & Friends (Link)