Fastpitch registration starts Saturday

Abbotsford Minor Fastpitch Association sign-up begins Jan. 17

Local fastpitch players have had plenty to be excited about lately.

In December the Olympic Organizing Committee announced that softball and baseball would be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan.

That news, coupled with the fact that Surrey will be hosting the 2016 Women’s World Fastpitch Championships for 10 days next July, has the sport in the spotlight, locally and globally.

Of course the first step for young players dreaming about representing their country is to join their community association.

Former Abbotsford Minor Fastpitch Association (AMFA) player and current Team Canada athletic pool member Chelsea Jenner started playing at the  ‘Mighty-Mite’ level when she was six years old.

“It became a big part of my life. Softball has taught me many life lessons such as: determination, leadership, time management and perseverance, especially pursuing your dreams. And for some of you, maybe even the dream of participating in the Summer Olympics.”

AMFA runs local softball programs at varying levels of competition for both boys and girls.

Registration dates are Jan. 17, Feb. 7, and Feb. 21, 2015 at MRC.

For further registration times and fees, or to register online, go to www.amfa.ca

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