Murri softball tournament to expand from next year

A Northside Murris player tries for home base against Sista Girlz United. 
Photos by Rose Darroch

A Northside Murris player tries for home base against Sista Girlz United. Photos by Rose Darroch

SIX teams competed from around Brisbane competed in the inaugural Murri Women's Softball Tournament at Redland Softball Association at Ormiston on Sunday.

The tournament was a trial event and was so successful it will be expanded to a two-day event next year and teams from all over Queensland will be invited.

A Northside Murris player tries for home base against Sista Girlz United. 
Photos by Rose Darroch

A Northside Murris player tries for home base against Sista Girlz United. Photos by Rose Darroch

With a rich history of indigenous players participating in softball, the day was a celebration of the history and the success of players from beginners to international level.

Former Australian representative and Brisbane local Kelly McKellar-Nathan (Wynnum), as well as current Australian women's captain Stacey Porter and her team member Vanessa Stokes will all be there to encourage, inspire and cheer on teams competing in the tournament.

The tournament was won by Mixed Mob, (from the Logan area), who beat Aunty Emma's Moongalba (from Straddie) 7-1 in the final.

Northside Murris, from Caboolture/Redcliffe area, was third, with Murri Magic (Zillmere), Ipswich Kambu Softball and Sista Girlz United (Goodna) in fourth, fifth and sixth places.

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