Canberra Softball - be part of the Pride

The Softball ACT Canberra Pride program is for players interested in developing their skills, having fun, travelling to new and exciting locations to play teeball and softball. Canberra Pride teams also participate in local events.

Junior Program is for players 18s and under. Includes one off skills sessions, training and attending travel tournments (such as NSW State Championships, Blue Blaze, International Cup, and others).

Senior Program for players interesting to playing in NSW State Championships 23s & Under, Over 35s, Over 45s and Opens.

You can email for more information.

Our Brand.

As the only ‘big cat’ to live in a family group, the lion represents working together to achieve goals as a team.

The name ‘Pride’ and our logo showcases the way that we want to play – Tough. Fierce. Honourably, and with our softball Family. 

Our History

Taking all the best parts of the Canberra Eclipse and Canberra Force programs (see our history here,) the Canberra Pride is a participation program open to all members of our softball community.

Our Program.

Our purpose in creating this program is to align our participants – players, coaches, umpires, and statisticians – the lot.

Softball ACT is a small community – too small to act independently – we’re so much stronger when united as a Pride.

The key elements of the program are:

  • Participation-based program for the enjoyment of all players
  • Voluntary administrative position/s appointed by Softball ACT
  • Central management by Softball ACT for transparency
  • Minimal and transparent costs for tournament entry – not an additional budget line for Softball ACT!

The volunteer administrator will sort out all the team fees, coaches, equipment and answer any queries on uniforms – all you’ve got to do is organise your own travel and accommodation!

It’s a simple process of nominating to play at a tournament and being placed in a team!

Our Tournaments.

Tournaments that we aim to attend annually include:

*COVID-19 is continuing to significantly impact our participation in some tournaments so we may not attend all tournaments listed below.

  • Softball NSW State Championships 
  • Softball NSW Blue Blaze tournaments Sept/Oct School holidays
  • Canberra Pride Events (including training days and games against NSW State Softball Academies).

There will also be age-specific gala days and round-robin tournaments that teams will travel to throughout NSW and Victoria. We also arrange local tournaments.

Our Admin Team.

Softball ACT is committed to ensuring this program is a community-driven operation. Our administrators are people from our local community – driven to ensure our participants get the best possible experience!

Deb Fearns is the current volunteer program administrator.

Getting Involved.

Registration to get involved, either as a player, coach, team official or umpire is easy! Follow Canberra Pride Facebook page for announcements on registrations. You can also find out more information by contacting the Softball ACT Office.

NSW State Championships 2024

Dates Age Group Teams Location Days
5-7 April U12s Girls & Boys teams Campbelltown 3
3-5 May U18s Girls team Blacktown 3
17-19 May U18s Boys team Blacktown 3
21-23 Jun U23s Women's team Blacktown 3
28-30 June U23s Men's team Blacktown 3
26-28 July U16s Girls & Boys teams Southern Districts 3
2-4 Aug Open Women's team Blacktown 3
21-22 Sept U14s Girls & Boys teams Macarthur 2
27-29 Sept Open Men's team Blacktown 3
18-20 Oct Over 45 Women & Men team Blacktown 3
30 Nov-1 Dec U10s Mixed teeball team Hornsby 2

Blacktown International Sports Park. 3 day tournments will have games on the Friday night.