Softball NZ is pleased to announce a new partnership with Asia New Zealand Foundation.

Asia New Zealand Foundation will support the Tradestaff International Invitation Series (18-20 November) and the Tradestaff WBSC Men's World Cup (26 Nov - 4 Dec).

The Asia New Zealand Foundation Te Whītau Tūhono is New Zealand’s leading authority on Asia. They provide experiences and resources to help New Zealanders build their knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in Asia.

Asia New Zealand Foundation works in partnership with influential individuals and organisation in New Zealand and Asia to provide forums, cultural events, international collaborations, school programmes and professional development opportunities. 

Sports Advisor Kristy Sharp say’s “The Asia New Zealand Foundation is pleased to partner with the deliverers of the 2022 Softball World Cup, Softball New Zealand. Our partnership will see the two qualifying teams from Asia, the Philippines and Japan, participate in the Tournament Schools programme. Additionally, Japan will play in the warmup tournament in Palmerston North, where they will also engage with school students and softball players.”

“The Foundation recognise the unique opportunity sport provides our young people to connect with people from Asia and grow more knowledgeable about the region.” Says Sharp.


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