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Aussie Spirit Softball (c. 1965 - )

From
c. 1965
Occupations
Olympian and Sports team
Alternative Names
  • The Australia Open Women's softball team (Official Title)
Website
http://www.softball.org.au/default.asp?Page=21993&MenuID=High_Performance/4019/0/

Summary

Aussie Spirit Softball, the nickname for The Australian Open Women's softball team, is one of Australia's most successful sporting teams. Since softbal1996, Australia has medalled at all four events with Bronze in Atlanta (1996) Sydney (2000) and Beijing (2008) and Silver in Athens (2004).

Australia won the first ever International Softball Federation's Women's World Championship in 1965.

Details

Four Australian players have been inducted to the International Softball Federation Hall of Fame. Members of the Australian bronze medal-winning team from Atlanta, Jenny Holliday and Joyce Lester, were inducted in 2001. Joanne Brown and Kerry Dienelt who both won bronze medals at the 1996 and 2000 Olympics were inducted in 2005.

Events

1996
Bronze medalist at the Atlanta Olympic Games - Softball - Women's: Team included - Joanne Brown, Kim Cooper, Carolyn Crudgington, Kerry Dienelt, Peta Edebone, Tanya Harding, Jennifer Holliday, Jocelyn Lester, Sally McCreedy, Francine McRae, Haylea Petrie, Nicole Richardson, Melanie Roche, Natalie Ward, Brooke Wilkins
2000
Bronze medalist at the Sydney Olympic Games - Softball - Women's: Team included - Joanne Brown, Fiona Crawford, Kerry Dienelt, Peta Edebone, Sue Fairhurst, Selina Follas, Kelly Hardie, Tanya Harding, Sandra Lewis, Sally McCreedy, Simmone Morrow, Melanie Roche, Natalie Titcume, Natalie Ward, Brooke Wilkins
2004
Silver medalist at the Athens Olympic Games - Softball - Women's: Team included - Marissa Carpadios, Fiona Crawford, Amanda Doman, Peta Edebone, Tanya Harding, Natalie Hodgskin, Sandra Lewis, Simmone Morrow, Tracey Mosley, Stacey Porter, Melanie Roche, Natalie Titcume, Natalie Ward, Brooke Wilkins, Kerry Wyborn
2008
Bronze Medalist at the Beijing Olympic Games - Softball - Women's: Team included - Jodie Bowering, Kylie Cronk, Kelly Hardie, Tanya Harding, Sandra Lewis, Simmone Morrow, Tracey Mosley, Tracey Mosley, Melanie Roche, Justine Smethurst, Danielle Stewart, Natalie Titcume, Natalie Ward (c) , Belinda Wright, Kerry Wyborn ,

Sources used to compile this entry: Website for the Australian Open Women's softball team, Softball Australia, 2009-12-02, http://www.softball.org.au/default.asp?Page=21993&MenuID=High_Performance/4019/0/.

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