A Big Thank You to the Blacktown Venue Management Grounds Staff for the huge effort they have put in to ensure that the Australian Championships could be completed.
The weather was not kind throughout the 1st week of January when there was 100mm of rain during the Gilleys Shield and Esther Deason Shield then preparing diamonds under heatwave conditions during the Nox Bailey Shield and U15 Boys Regional Championship followed by more rain in the latter part of the week. To have the diamonds playable was an amazing effort, thank you.
The groundsman were not only looking after the Softball diamonds during the events but were also servicing Cricket, Baseball and Athletics at the same time.
The Softball community of Australia greatly appreciates that all Championships could be completed and the professionalism of the Grounds Staff.