The 2022/23 Softball NZ Annual Awards was once again an opportunity to gather and celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions within our world of softball.

Softball NZ was proud to present the Annual Awards, honouring the exceptional players, coaches, officials, and volunteers who have left an indelible mark on the sport over the past year. The night was an opportunity to reflect on the incredible moments, inspiring stories, and remarkable accomplishments of the recipients.

Hosted by the charismatic duo of Dale Eager and Lyn Lockhart, the scene was set for an unforgettable celebration.

Throughout the course of the evening, Dale and Lyn took us on a journey of 27 awards ensuring that every recipient felt truly appreciated and deserving of their accolades.

Click here to view the citations of the award winners on the Softball NZ website.

MC's - Dale Eager and Lyn Lockhart | Distinguished Service Award - Nicole Jack

Included in the ceremony were:
2021 Softball NZ Hall of Fame Award winners June Fitzpatrick (posthumously), Donny Hale and Thomas Makea.

2021 Softball NZ Distinguished Service Award winners Lindsay Edwards, Hilton Earley and Elizabeth Natana.

2019 WBSC Hall of Fame Award winners Bill Massey (posthumously) and Wiremu Tamaki

2022 WBSC Service to Softball winner Lyndsey Leask (posthumously)
Click here to view their citations.

As we conclude another season of softball, Softball NZ would like to congratulate all the award recipients for their incredible contributions to the sport. Their achievements serve as a testament to the dedication and passion that drives our softball community forward.


Male Player of the Year - Joel Evans | Association of the Year - North Harbour Softball

Photos from the evening can be viewed and downloaded via Paul Hodgson's website here.

Once again, we wish to thank Paul Hodgson for his ongoing support for our sport and the exceptional quality of his work.

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