Skins draws updated to incorporate rain delays
Check the 2017 Skins A and B grade fixtures to see the changes to timeslots and diamonds forced on us by this morning's rain.
The good news is, no games had to be cancelled! Let's have some fun!
Skins draws now available
The 2017 Skins draws are now available from the Draws/Umpiring/Scorecards menu.
Rules and general information have not yet been updated but will be broadly the same as for 2016. In particular, there are no changes to the ground rules envisioned for the 2017 tournament.
We're back....but not tonight!!!!!
No games tonight
(Monday 9 October 2017)
as the diamonds are closed
due to the rain.
No Games Monday 13 March 2017
(due to Canberra Day Public Holiday)
Finals time is fast approaching!
Good luck to all teams fighting it our for the glor of being named 2016/2017 Grand Final winners. If you are not lucky enough to be playing in one of the finals teams, get down and cheer your favourites on. Check out teams and times on our draws page.
ACT National Squad Members
Congratulations to all our FPSL players and officials who have been named in current Australian Squads! Good luck in oyur endeavours. ou can see a full list of our representatives in our Trophy Room.
2016 Skins e-program!
We have decided to go environmentally friendly this year and save a few trees! We are happy to provide our 2016 Skins Program electronically... and FREE. Please click here for your copy now.
FREE Junior Clinic with the stars of men's softball
FPSL is super excited to announce that they will be running a FREE clinic for junior players. Join Zenon Winters and select players from both the Aussie Steelers and Junior Steelers in a 45 minute skills clinic.
The clinic will run from 5:00 pm on Saturday afternoon during the 2016 Canberra International Skins Tournament at Hawker Softball Complex. This is a great opportunity for our junior players to learn from the best. It is open to boys and girls of all ages.
Every participant will receive a ticket to go into a draw to have the opportunity of joining a selected player in the home run derby on Saturday at 6:00 pm.
The tournament runs from 12:00 pm on Friday culminating with the grand finals at 2:30 pm on Sunday afternoon.
Entry in the 2016 Skins tournament is free so bring the family down to cheer on your favourites is what will be sure to be an exciting weekend of softball in the Nation’s Capital.
Lastest Skins News!
A very big welcome to Pom Hawks travelling all the way from Papua New Guinea! It's great to have an international team joining us this year, make sure you make them feel welcome in the ACT!
We are excited to be incorporating a Home Run Derby to our program this year. This exciting slug fest pits one member from each of the eight A grade teams fighting for the glory of being named Home Run Hero. The winner will have his name imortalised on the Canberra Trophies & Sportswear perpetual trophy and will take home a cool $500 cash in prize money.
The awesome team at Matrix Physiotherapy will once again be one hand at specified times during the weekend and for a gold coin donation will tend to all those aches and pains. You really couldn't be in better hands!
Belconnen Way Motel is once again looking after our umpiring staff. This hotel is our preferred accommodation provider and the only place to stay when you are in town. Minutes from the ballpark you won't find a more convenient place to stay!
Our umpires for the 2016 Skins are once again proudly sponsored by Mechanical Care. Go down and see Gordon and the team for quality service & repairs at competitive prices.
Draw change for B Grade
Due to a team pulling out of B Grade please see amended draw for Monday night competition.
I'm wearing green, please don't see red!
Starting 19 November 2016, SUAACT are implementing a great new initiative in regard to their trainee umpires, see here. Please take the time to read and respect so we can nurture a new generation of blues.
FPSL Boy's get their own competition!
FPSL is excited to announce that our boy's will be getting their own competition this season! The boys will be playing on a Saturday afternoon at Hawker Softball Complex. Phil Powell, Softball ACT's current under 15's regional coach, has accepted the position of Competition Convenor and will be overseeing the competition to ensure the season runs smoothly. This competition will replace the former Friday Night Twilight League. For more details please see letter for more information and meeting times:
Get your registrations in for the 2016/2017 season
Hurry up and get your registrations in for the new season! Looking forward to our season begining on 10 October 2016.
Success in Singapore
FPSL is delighted to announce that they have returned from a very successful tournament at the Raffles Institution Cup in Singapore. Our senior team came away the inaugural trophy after finishing first and our Junior team tied for third place. FPSL's Liam Bell was named Senor MVP of the tournament. Well done boys, you've done us proud!
And the winners are .....
Well another season has been and gone and while we hang up our cleats until spring rolls around again we could not let the season pass without congratulating our Grand Final winners.
Sorry for the delay in posting these honours but we have been spending time updating our website and are happy to announce we now have our Trophy Room up and running! We still have some work to do and will spend the off season sorting through our archives to to build an historical timeline of all our winners and representatives.
Special thanks to John Bauer for all the photos from Grand Final night. Make sure you check out our Photo Gallery here.
FPSL is heading to Singapore
FPSL is delighted to announce that they have received an invitation from Raffles Institute in Singapore to take two boys teams over to play in the Raffles Cup. Teams from seven different countries have been invited to the tournament in June 2016.
Father and son coaches Bob and Laing Harrow will be leading the tour, giving boys in the 18 years and under and 15 year and under age brackets a great opportunity to develop their playing skills at the top education and sports school in Singapore.
For more information and details about the tour please see tournament flyer http://www.sportingpulse.com/get_file.cgi?id=35720565
Congratulations to Namadgi Dragons!
Congratulations to Adam, Nick and the Namadgi boys for once again taking out 1st place in a hard fought Grand Final in our A Grade competition on Tuesday night. Great to see all the fans out there watching the big boys battle it out for Grand Final glory in the 2015/2016 season.
Don't forget C and D grade finals start tomorrow night with B Grade commencing the following week.
Good luck also to all the boys heading off to Adelaide today with the ACT 89ers to compete at the Open Men's Softball Nationals!
Local pitcher named as best in the world!
Congratulations Adam Folkard!
One of our homegrown heroes was recently named as equal BEST IN THE WORLD for his drop ball.
Read more about it here