Following a diligent recruitment process, Softball Australia is pleased to announce the appointment Peter Rainer (NSW) and Scott Sunley (QLD) as Assistant Coaches for the 2022 Under-23 World Cup.
Softball Australia is also pleased to confirm the appointment of Jamie Barrington (NSW) as Team Manager and Tony Jackson (NSW) as Video Analyst for the Under 23 Men’s Team. Tony has gathering video footage of athletes at the Open Men & Under 23 Nationals, and Softball Australia congratulates Tony on his appointment.
Peter, Scott, Jamie, and Tony will join forces with Head Coach David Metekingi for Australia’s first ever WBSC Under 23 World Cup campaign.
Softball Australia CEO Rosie Williams OBE said, “Both Peter and Scott impressed during the 2022 National Championships, coaching their teams to the Open Men’s and Under 23 Men’s titles respectively. Jamie’s previous experience and sports background also made him the ideal candidate for Team Manager, and it’s exciting to see the inaugural Under 23 Men’s team coming together as we prepare for the World Cup in Argentina later this year.”
The Australia’s Under 23 Men’s Squad can be seen here.
Australian Men’s 23U Squad Announced
Softball Australia is pleased to announce the 2022 Australian Men’s Under-23 Squad, ahead of the U23 Men’s World Cup in Argentina later this year.
Selection took place at the conclusion of the Under 23 and Open Men’s National Championships in Canberra and Melbourne last month.
Head Coach David Metekingi was pleased with the overall depth and talent on display at the Nationals, which provided selectors with a strong athlete pool to draw from, saying “I am excited with the 32 athletes we’ve identified for selection, and I look forward to working with each one of them as we move towards selecting our first-ever Australian Men’s Under 23 World Cup Team.”
It is anticipated the Australian team for the Under 23 Men’s World Cup will be announced mid-June.
|Josh BANKS||NSW||Riley JAMES||QLD|
|Matthew BEACH||NSW||Caden KEED||NSW|
|Jack BESGROVE||NSW||Tyler KELLY||NSW|
|Jack BURT||WA||Ryan KING||NSW|
|Thomas CASS||NSW||Corie LIST||QLD|
|Isaac COLOIERO-SMITH||QLD||Michael LUDKIN||QLD|
|Ethan FIELD||NSW||Nathan LYNCH||ACT|
|Jeremy GARLAND||NSW||Harry MAY||SA|
|Jarred GARLAND||NSW||Layton REID||QLD|
|Hayden GILLETT||VIC||Joshua ROUTLEDGE||QLD|
|Shannon GOFFER||QLD||Joseph SCARAMELLA||WA|
|Ashlee GOFFER||QLD||Hayden SHAW||NSW|
|Joshua HARDING||QLD||Keenan SMITH||QLD|
|Daniel HARRISON||NSW||Owen THOMPSON||QLD|
|Matthew HARROW||ACT||Lincoln WALK||QLD|
|Blake JACKSON||NSW||Cameron WHITE||QLD|