Home' LOTL : March 2011 Contents Nothing quite says summer like the crack
of a baseball bat, the cheer of the crowd, and
lunch from a barbeque. e ladies behind
the Sydney Women's Baseball League (SWBL) have
been enjoying that special combination since the
inception of their League in 1995.
Kel Gri th, the president of the SWBL, is in
her 15th year of playing baseball with the League.
She's now the coach of her team, e Stealers,
and said, " is season I thought it's about time to
have a go at running the League as President with
assistance from the trusty, enthusiastic and talented
committee. 2011 is going to be a cracker!"
SWBL prides itself on its welcoming and
inclusive environment, catering to the diversity of its
members. We sat down with Kel for all the info on
your favourite new sport.
What is the role of the league in the lesbian
SWBL is many things to many people -- competitive
baseball, winter exercise in the park, social
shenanigans or just the buzz you get being part of
a team and community. Since its establishment, the
League has grown from a few teams in a local park to
a fully- edged, family-friendly sporting competition
for more than 100 women. e League provides a
supportive and inclusive environment for women to
participate in a great team sport in Sydney.
We've heard the Sunday barbeques are not to
be missed. We might join just for that.
e family-friendly sausage sizzle has become a
permanent baseball xture, and provides a hub of
activity on our sideline. e barbeque is red up just
in time for the end of the rst game and the start of
the second game and continues ser ving until the end
of the day for our spectators and players.
Apart from the sport itself, many members
particularly enjoy the social-side of the League,
with activities this year ranging from a er-game
drinks and ra es at the Golden Barley Hotel, to
the annual pool comp, fundraisers, dress ups, major
social events, grand- nal celebrations and the annual
Presentation night. Whatever event you attend you
are guaranteed to have a hoot.
Why is baseball the best sport ever?
Baseball is a great team sport that can be played
by people of all skills, ages and tness levels. It's
also a strategic game, requiring quick thinking and
e ective team play, and communication.
For details on the upcoming Open Day and
more visit swbl.org
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Sydney Women's Baseball League wants you. By Jillian Eugenios
...nothing quite says
summer like the crack
of a baseball bat and the
cheer of the crowd...
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