Yesterday SQI attended the annual reunion lunch for members of our Alumni. Many of these ladies were involved in softball in the beginning from 1947. They put the foundations in place for the sport and have contributed to its development and growth. They are friends for life as a result of their involvement in softball.
Left to right:
Front: Carolyn Cutts, Annette Eve, Joan Fraser, Edna Corbett, Audrey McLaughlin AM
Back: Kim Cooper, Mark Jeppesen, Sue Nisbet, Barry Cutts, Keith Robinson, Mary Verrenkamp OAM, Elaine Robinson, Sandra Somerville, Daphne Hass OAM, Betty Paxton OAM, Marilyn Chatfield
Very brief snapshot of their profile is below. The year in brackets is their debut year representing Qld.
Joan Fraser: 1st Queensland team in 1947. Queensland Player No. 7. 1st Australian team in 1949 (vs NZ in Melbourne) Australian Player No. 5
Daphne Hass OAM: Queensland Player No. 26 (1949). Brisbane SA Life Member. Past BSA President
Edna Corbett: SQ Hall of Fame. Queensland Player No. 27 (1949). 1st Australian team to travel overseas (NZ) in 1951. Australian Player No 21
Audrey McLaughlin AM: SQ Life Member, SQI Legend. Queensland Player No. 31 (1950). Assistant Coach Australian Team (1965) World Champions
Annette Eve: Player with Cardinals Club
Elaine Robinson: SQ Life Member, SQ Hall of Fame. Queensland Player No. 39 (1954). Australian Player No. 45
Sandra Somerville: SQ Hall of Fame, Queensland Player No. 69 (1960). Australian Team (1965) World Champions. Australian Player No. 51
Marilyn Chatfield: Queensland Player No. 103 (1966)
Kim Cooper: SQ Hall of Fame. Queensland Player No. 189 (1985). 1996 Australian Olympic Team (bronze). Australian Player No. 139
Mary Verrenkamp OAM: SQ Life Member. Past SQ President
Betty Paxton OAM: Redcliffe & Brisbane SA Life Member.
Mark Jeppesen: current SQ President
Carolyn & Barry Cutts: children of Ralph and Belle Cutts both SQ Life Members.