The Softball Queensland Development Team are back from their exciting 12 game tour of Kochi City, Japan. The tour was part of the new SQI and Kochi Softball Association joint initiative which focusses on the for the mutual development of its pathway players via sports exchange.
The girls enjoyed their unique and exciting opportunity to develop and be challenged on the diamond as well as experience the Japanese culture off it. Unfortunately, the team was not able to secure any wins along the way but that was not a reflection of our girls’ determination and hard work.
The teams in Kochi are highly skilled, our QLD girls did everything that was asked and played their hearts out in a grueling 12 game schedule finishing each game in good spirits.
Thank you to the officials and team staff for their hard work and dedication in making the trip a reality, thank you to the parents of our players, and thank you to the players for representing our state, our country and themselves so well. Thank you to Christel for your awesome work keeping us all informed Facebook during the trip!
Special thanks to Mr Taka Miyagawa from the local government for making the trip a reality, Mr Sanetoshi Tamura for putting together the playing schedule and also Mr Tomoaki Okamoto for his time and dedication to the sport.