We are extremely pleased to announce the appointment of Charelle Ainslie as our new women’s baseball coach. Charelle joins the Royals after a distinguished professional sports career playing at state, national and international levels.
A member of Softball Victorian teams at U16 and U19 level, Charelle represented Australia on the International stage. She is recognised for her talent by the University of Nevada (USA) where Charelle was offered a scholarship and promoted to team co-captain in only her second year. Her outstanding performance as well as scholastic excellence saw her awarded selection in the Academic and Athletic All-American team for that year.
At the completion of University, Charelle played softball professionally in Europe, and more recently was selected for South Australia State representation competing at National Softball Championships in Perth after stepping out of retirement.
Sandringham President Rick Wills commented:
“We are committed to providing a sustainable women’s baseball program here at Sandringham where junior girls will be able to clearly see the pathway to women’s senior baseball and senior women players, will be competitive each week under the leadership of Charelle”.
“We believe Charelle is a wonderful fit for our club, friendly, professional and determined to see improvement in all levels of ability through excellent training procedures.”
In a first for junior baseball, Sandringham, last season, was the first club to have a girls only junior team and is looking at continuing to grow and nurture the involvement of all girls and women (junior and senior) baseballers next season and beyond.
“We encourage and invite women of all levels of skill, to join us in this venture at Sandringham Baseball Club”
Our first Women’s Baseball Come and Try Day….
Saturday 31st August from 10am -12 noon
Saturday 7th September from 1pm – 3.00pm at Tulip Street.
For further enquiries Greg Street 0408 313 576 Rick Wills 0416032500 or Charelle Ainslie 0407277087
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