The notion of Softball on the Hauraki plains was toiled with by Paul Hicks over the 2020 Covid-19 lock down and came to trial interest in the sport at a community hub car boot BBQ evening.
The interest was so good it lead to the planning of the first Junior league team practices in February 2021. Using the Hugh Hayward Domain to Play ball.
28 children in total came and played T-Ball at one time or another. With a handful of 8-12 year olds practicing the 'Rookie Softball game over 8 weeks. The opening night was supposed to be on a Monday afternoon though wind and rain pushed it to Wednesday , then again pushed out to Friday by wind and rain. Where training nights on Fridays seem to suit parents, hence have stayed.