Congratulations to our 2023/24 Junior's Season Premiers

Published Wed 20 Mar 2024

Grand Finals

Storm Surge defeated Woden Giants 12-6

Highschool Division 2
Boomerangs Red defeated Storm Voltage 13-8

Highschool Division 1
Storm Frost defeated Jaguars 11-2


Throughout the season coaches awarded 3, 2, 1 points to players from the teams they played each week. These points were totalled up and the player with the most points from each division was awarded the MVP award.

U12: Dylan Tregilgas
High School Division 2: Hamish Lyttle
High School Division 1: Hima Takahashi

Kathy Pryce Softball Sportsmanship award winner

Winner: Sarah Sylvester - Hurricanes Softball Club – Blackhawks
Honourable mentions: Sophie Hitchins & Luka Goreski

Sarah’s Nomination:

Sarah Sylvester provides a clear snapshot of a moment in time where joy for the game has transitioned into acknowledging her responsibility for sharing her enthusiasm and skills. Based upon performance, Sarah is a reliable and versatile player who has been awarded the most best & fairest votes for her Division 1 team. Her developing performance, through juniors, has afforded her a level of respect as part of more senior levels (including C and Premier Grade women's teams). Sarah's continued development has and will further see her play for Canberra Pride and further nominate for State level representation in 2024/25.

Sarah's merit for consideration goes beyond on field performance. Within the team, Sarah has supported peers, officials and her coaches with ongoing encouragement and advice. Growing in confidence, Sarah provides a leadership role in the conduct of the Blackhawks whether it is drawing up the team list (in the absence of coaches); adopting first-base responsibilities; providing on-field mentoring; or supporting specialist training to team mates. 

Sarah can be further relied upon to support non-playing activities (Club volunteer responsibilities [e.g. umpiring] and fundraising activities).
For the 23/24 Season, Sarah has assumed the role of head-coach for an U/8s t-ball team. In this role she has demonstrated a very calm and patient demeanour that has directly influenced the performance of her charges (inclusive of those with behavioural management issues). Through her growing understanding of the game and a very effective communication style, Sarah readily supports player development by explaining and demonstrating concepts in way that pre-schoolers are able to apply. Most importantly, Sarah's conduct in the role of coach is shown by the regard offered to her by her smiling players (who sometimes want to hold her hand) and the confidence parents have with her conduct, responsible for the welfare of their children.

Sarah has demonstrated herself as a valuable role model for junior players, peers, adults and even her own proud parents. Her conduct is such, that those around her want to try harder and better appreciate the joy that softball can provide.