U13 softball players keen to make mark

Out on the field . . . Kingswood under-13 softball team members Georjah Pulley, Dziah Topi and Jahden Topi work on their catch ing and throwing skills at practice last Thursday. PHOTO: VALU MAKA

The Kingswood Softball under-13 team is looking forward to its second season in the Southland competition.

The Gore-based club was started by Titans Softball Club player Damon Topi who also coaches the team.

Topi said there were about 11 players interested in playing but there was room for two more on the playing roster for each game.

“It’s looking very good.”

The team had a very good year in its first season even though it won only one game.

“We had some very close games.

“I was very proud of my wee team.”

Some of the other teams’ members been playing together for years, he said.

Other coaches gave him feedback to say how well the players were going for their first year.

If anyone else wanted to have a go at softball they could turn up for 4.30pm practice on a Thursday at the Gore A&P Showgrounds diamond.

Both girls and boys could play in the team.

Nine players took to the field at a time.

The club would also enter a team in the under-9-year-olds T-ball competition in Invercargill.

The team would be coached by Jordan Mamanu and Tane Tuhakaraina.