WMG2017 sport(s)

Softball

WMG2017 competition goal

Have a great time away with a seriously fun bunch of women and reminisce about the fun off-field antics of yesteryear.

The fastest Olympic woman softball pitcher, Olympic bronze medallist, inductee into the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame and its Australian equivalent, former director of the Victorian Olympic Council and passionate masters sport fan.  Australian softball legend Jenny Holliday’s credentials are impressive, as is her belief in the spirit of sport which saw her act as an ambassador for the Sydney World Masters Games 2009 and now again for the Auckland 2017 edition of the Games.

A family holiday to New Zealand as a 12 year-old saw the start of Jenny’s love affair with the country, one which has continued ever since as a softballer at many levels, and through marriage to a Kiwi.   

“One of the things that struck me as an 18 year-old Aussie playing club softball in New Zealand was the generosity of sharing among athletes.  I had the privilege of playing with and against many great New Zealand softballers and I learned an enormous amount from the men and women I trained and played with.  New Zealand has so many softball legends and I’m hoping most of them will compete or hang around the diamonds so the softball community can rub shoulders with them in 2017.” 

As an Australian-based ambassador, Jenny will promote WMG2017 through her extensive network of local, state, national and international contacts.  “I look forward to seeing my softball friends on the diamond and, if the schedule permits, I might also have some fun on the volleyball court.”