The South West Sydney Academy of Sport (SWSAS) girls and boys softball teams are the talk of the town after multiple impressive performances both as squads and as individual players.
A large number of SWSAS players are in excellent form and as a result gaining the attention of both State and National softball selectors.
Third year scholarship holder, Breanna Evans is one of those excelling.
She has had a massive year and her selection into the Junior Australian squad came as no surprise.
Breanna first picked up a bat when she was five, played the modified versions of the game as a child and has been a representative player for most of this time.
Breanna lives softball and as well as being fully committed to her extensive representative duties and training she is also a level one umpire and coaches at a junior representative level.
She is part of the SWSAS leadership group of the girls and boys Softball squads which will compete in the Australian Invitational Youth Games in Newcastle.
Breanna will both pitch and also play third base.
Head coach Peter Doherty said the girls performed brilliantly to defeat a highly talented touring USA team in the Southern Horizons Challenge two weeks ago, and were runners-up at the prestigious Waverly Easter Tournament against the nation’s best.
Doherty said the excitement of continued improvement continues to build, “as we have been working very hard on skills all year.
“It is all coming together nicely, there is a really good vibe at training and we are confident in our abilities and really looking forward to testing our improvement at the upcoming Youth Games.’’
The girls will be accompanied by the SWSAS boys’ squad which is very rich in individual talent and as current Academy Games champions; it would be fair to say they are heading to Youth Games as favourites.
Doherty said this will be the last tournament in a SWSAS cap for a large number of these young men.
“We wish them well,’’ he said.
For information regarding Academy programs contact executive director Mr Gerry Knights on 0407 415 847, 4627 7622, or visit the academy website here.