Cumberland Nepean Softball Association (CNSA) has set itself a high bar for the 2017-18 season.
The association was named Softball NSWs best at the annual awards late last month. It was a great boost ahead of the first week of the CNSA season last weekend.
CNSA president Krissi Travers said it was an association wide effort to clinch the award.
“The affiliate of the year represents the hard work that all our clubs do at CNSA to promote our sport,” she said.
“Without the support and hard work of the clubs our association wouldn't be where we are at.
“All of our clubs continue to provide awesome softballers and we hope that this trend continues.”
The association was also nominated in all five awards on the night, winning the social media and communications award and being named a finalist in the remaining three categories.
CNSA also named the Quakers Hill Pirates Softball Club the association’s club of the year.
Quakers Hill Pirates Softball Club president Brett Thorburn said it had been a rewarding year for the club, winning the 2016 Softball NSW club of the year and a finalist in the Blacktown City Council sports club of the year.
“Quakers Hill Pirates Softball Club is an inclusive and diverse club that has grown its membership base in the last five years to become the largest club within Cumberland Nepean Softball Association,” he said.
“I would like to thank our members, our fantastic volunteers, coaches, officials and my fellow dedicated committee members as it’s a team effort running a successful club.
“We look forward to continuing to develop the game and encouraging well being through participation for our members into the future.”
With games held at the Stanhope Gardens softball fields and International Peace Park in Seven Hills, Ms Travers said that along with raising the profile of softball, CNSA would continue to give back to the community.
After supporting charities such as the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Sydney Children’s Hospital in the past, CNSA will host a charity round on November 4 to raise funds for Heart Kids.