Softball Ireland has today welcomed the decision of the IOC to reintroduce Softball into the Olympic Games.
The magnitude of the decision cannot be underestimated. The decision is a historic moment for our sport in Ireland and is a very important moment in the development of all variations of our sport at all ages. Softball Ireland will now be more than ever in a position to apply for multiple levels of funding not previously available.
In addition, Softball will now carry the title of an Olympic Sport which will give our grassroot development a shot in the arm and appeal to school children both male and female. Softball Ireland will now work with Baseball Ireland to formulate a plan in the coming months to maximise this opportunity.
The decision has already had a positive impact on the profile of the sport with the following articles this morning directly quoting Softball Ireland – links to articles below:
I have also attached a copy of the joint press release issued by Softball Ireland and Baseball Ireland last night and I would ask you forward to all your club members
Softball Ireland / Baseball Ireland Join Media Release