Shania Watson of Wellington Point has been selected in the Australian Green Women’ssoftball team.
An Australian Gold Women’s, Men’s Green and Men’s Gold team were also named.
Local up-and-coming softball stars Cassidy Brennan of Victoria Point, Nikita Ireland of Alexandra Hills and Dakota Watson of Wellington Point have also been selected as members of the Invitational 2017 Softball Queensland Friendship Series Girls’ Team.
Michael Trindle of Cleveland was named in the Boys’ Team.
The teams will compete at the 2017 International Friendship Series from July 3 to 7 at Redlands Softball Association, the first time the event has been held outside New South Wales.
Seven teams will line up in the men’s competition and nine teams compete in the women’s competition including the two Softball Australia senior teams (green and gold) and the Queensland Invitational team in each.
The U23 Womens’ and Mens’ National Championship will be held in the same location from July 5 to 8.
The International Friendship Series is an annual tournament that presents a valuable opportunity for these players to take part in an international standard competition, and is the first step for many towards selection in national junior and open teams.
It is also used to assist with talent identification for aspiring national athletes of the future as well as providing a foundation for skill development.