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Welcome to Homeplate Newsletter #17

This edition announces the first 3 associations to be recognised with Homeplate Status in the Homeplate Ladder Program, an opportunity to support remote Indigenous female softball players through the Sprnt fundraising campaign, the 2017 Clubbies Awards,  an opportunity to become a Softball NT Ambassador, latest grants, an opportunity to participate in a free online education training unit through the University of Tasmania on Sports Doping and Performance Enhancing Drugs and a wonderful success story on the Rockingham City and Districts Softball Association in WA.
 

Three associations recognised as the best managed softball associations in Australia

Softball Australia congratulates Cumberland Nepean Softball Association (NSW), Newcastle District Softball Association (NSW) and Rockingham City and Districts Softball Association (WA) – the first associations to achieve the ultimate recognition of Homeplate status through Softball Australia’s Homeplate Ladder Program.

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Help softball give to Indigenous Communities fundraising campaign

Softball Australia and Softball NT have partnered with The Sports Division’s online fundraising vehicle Sprnt to raise much needed funds to contribute towards the membership fees of 100 Indigenous women to participate in local competitions, including state programs and events such as the NT Championships. Any additional funds raised will go towards the membership fees of other Indigenous women requiring assistance. Click here for more information or to help raise funds by purchasing rare merchandise with an Indigenous theme or a priceless experience to the 2017 Barunga Festival.

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Vote for softball nominees in the 2017 Clubbies Awards
Thanks to the softball community, the sport of softball has three nominees in the 2017 Clubbies Awards shortlisted for two awards.
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Become a Softball NT Ambassador!
Softball NT is offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as an ambassador on trips to remote communities in the NT.
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Hot New Grants

Check out the latest grants available to meet the needs of your clubs and associations.

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Finding it hard to attract sponsors or to manage your club’s finance?
Sports Community will be running a series of webinars designed for club administrators, treasurers, committee members and members who wish to learn the secrets of attracting and retaining sponsors, and how to financially manage their club effectively. Click here for more information on the sponsorship webinar. Click here for more information on the ‘intro to being a treasurer’ webinar.
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Sports Doping & Performance Enhancing Drugs – Free Community Outreach Unit
The University of Tasmania’s Sports Doping & Performance Enhancing Drugs unit has been created to provide a resource for athletes, coaches, umpires and sport administrators to increase their knowledge about drugs in sport. Enrolments for the unit close on Monday 6 March. To enrol, or for more information, click here.
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Rockingham City & Districts Softball Association record a massive 40% growth in membership
The outstanding efforts of the Rockingham City and Districts Softball Association (WA) over past twelve months, have seen a 40% growth in membership.

 
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