Canterbury Softball improves safety with new turf

Softball players of all ages are looking forward to playing more because of the new artificial turf. This was made possible with the Canterbury Softball Association recently receiving a grant from NZCT for $200,000.

“Replacement of thirty-year-old lime surface infields with artificial turf will reduce injury and improve sustainability. It's safer and more games can be played on the all weather surface.”
Chief Executive Cheryl Kemp

“NZCT are supporting the re-development of the two infields within Softball HQ. The crushed lime surfaces are being replaced with industry-standard rust-coloured artificial surfaces. This project will provide a safer surface. It will be less effected by weather, allow more users, and reduce maintenance.”

"Our players both young and old are looking forward to playing on the new surface."

“CSA has a long and valued relationship with NZCT. We have, through their support, co-ordinated the delivery of many successful programmes throughout the Canterbury community. Softball is a sport recognised as a great family sport for all ages and abilities. This grant will mean more people playing more sport and becoming healthier and more active.”

Canterbury Softball, established in 1938, has a long and proud history of delivering softball within the region. Every summer Saturday, sixty-six diamonds are in action throughout Canterbury. At Softball HQ the two international diamonds are in continual use catering to senior, junior, community programmes, training camps and Special Needs League. It is also the training ground for the Red Sox and Red Hawks, two flagship Canterbury teams that will be contesting the National Championships this Labour weekend.

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