Batter up

A Sunbury Softball Association junior player Cherise Wallace ready for the pitch. (Supplied)

Sunbury Softball Association president Karen Wallace can’t wait to get back to playing the sport she loves.

“We’re very, very, very keen to get back out on the diamond,” Ms Wallace said.

“I’ve been playing softball since I was 10, I’m now nearly in my 60s and I still love to play the game.

“I’ve seen its popularity go up and down and all over the place. I’ve made lifelong friends out of it and still bump into people I met years ago.”

Like all community sports, the public health orders in place across the state have heavily impacted the association’s ability to play.

Ms Wallace said the association, which is made up of four teams, mustered just three months of play from the past two seasons.

But this year Ms Wallace said aim is to have teams that cater to players aged from just five-years-old all the way up to senior’s, and invited anyone interested to give softball a swing.

“We had 300 members the year before last and we’re down to around 150 at the moment, but we’re hopeful we can build that up again,” she said.

“We are a very family-orientated association. We look to get as many family members spending time with each other as we can and we have spare equipment bags for first timers to use.”

Ms Wallace said the association was yet to confirm a start date to their season but is hopeful it will be shortly after the Cup Day weekend.

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Oliver Lees