Softball NZ are pleased to announce 21 Athletes to attend the Plastoil National Female Battery Programme (NFBP) camp this November.
12 pitchers and 9 catchers will attend the inaugural camp in Lower Hutt 31 Oct / 1 Nov under the instruction of Lead Coaches Jennifer Feret-Brear and Stephen Ratu.
The athletes have been identified with the potential to make an impact on future White Sox performances on the international stage, and ultimately qualify for the 2028 Olympic Games.
In addition, the NFBP has engaged a number of regional coaches who will be tasked in providing local support to both the athletes and Lead Coaches.
Plastoil National Female Battery Programme 2020
Pitchers: Tyla Morrison, Loran Parker, Megan Sneddon, Brooke Glassie, Sachi Clark (Auckland), Innika Hapuku-Lambert (Hawkes Bay), Rongomai Luke Royal (Hutt Valley), Tui-Aroha Fransen, Shyann Wairau (Wellington), Amy Begg, Cherie Inwood, Brittany Terrey (Canterbury).
Catchers: Kyla Bromhead, Ashley Scott, Kiara Taimai, Milla Glassie (Auckland), Otila Tavite, Kimihia Tangianau, Keri Simeon (Hutt Valley), Emma Francis (Wellington), Layla McDowell (Canterbury)
Regional Coaches: Gretchen Aucoin, Stefanie Smith, Ricky Earley (Auckland), Shivaun Landeros, Kiri Shaw, Craig Wallace (Hutt Valley/Wellington), Suzy de Lautour, Carly Werahiko (Canterbury)
Management: Battery Director – Dave Elder, Lead Pitching Coach - Jennifer Feret-Brear, Lead Catching Coach – Stephen Ratu