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Month: January 2014

Abbott To Enter NL Sports HOF

2014 NL Sports Hall of Fame Inductee: Colin Abbott Colin Abbott will be inducted into the NL Sports Hall of Fame at the Stars and Legends Awards Gala at the Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland in St. John’s, NL on April 12th, 2014. Softball NL Would Like To Take This Opportunity To Congratulate Colin Abbott On His Selection For Induction Into The Provincial Sports Hall of Fame! Congratulations Colin! Hall of Fame Inductee – Bio Colin Abbott Portugal Cove–St. Philips “Athlete” Colin Abbott may very well go down in history as Newfoundland and Labrador’s most accomplished Softball player. Colin is recognized in the Softball community as one of the most feared hitters in the game and his 28-year Softball career led him to many accomplishments on the field from local to international play. From 1989 − 2009, Colin represented Canada 15 times, winning 2 gold medals, 2 silver medals and 1 bronze medal at the International Softball Federation (ISF) World Championships and Pan Am Championships. From 1992 − 2009 he participated in 18 International Softball Congress (ISC) Championships, winning 3 gold and 3 silver medals. From 1994 − 2009 he competed in numerous American Softball Association (ASA) Championships winning 2 gold and 2 silver medals. Representing Newfoundland and Labrador provincially, Colin competed 11 times at the Senior Men’s Canadian Fastpitch Championships, capturing 1 gold, 2 silver and 2 bronze medals. He also...

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Athletic Excellence Fund

Department of Tourism, Culture & Recreation  Recreation & Sport  Athletic Excellence Fund In 2013, the Department of Tourism, Culture and Recreation, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, in conjunction with Sport NL, announced a new streamlined application process for all current funding opportunities available to athletes, coaches/officials. This program will encompass the Premier Athletic Awards, Elite Athletic Assistance Fund, Team Gushue Scholarships and the SportNL Scholarships, in one application. The umbrella awards program will be known as the Athletic Excellence Fund. Premier’s Athletic Awards Program Overview Description Designed to recognize athletic excellence of the province’s athletes. Financial support is provided to select athletes to help with costs incurred through training and competition. Athletes must be currently training and competing in the sport indicated and intend to continue to train upon receipt of the award. Contact Dave Feener Recreation and Sport Consultant dfeener@gov.nl.ca  Deadline Completed applications by athletes must be forwarded to relevant Provincial Sport Organization on or before February 28 ———————————————– Elite Athlete Assistance Program Overview  Description Designed to support high performance athletes from Newfoundland & Labrador. Financial support is provided to select athletes to support training and competition and must be used for this purpose only. Athletes must be currently training and competing in the sport indicated and intend to continue to train upon receipt of their award. Contact Dave Feener Recreation and Sport Consultant dfeener@gov.nl.ca  Deadline Completed applications...

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2013 Award Nominations

2013 Softball NL Award Nominations Softball NL is now accepting Nominations for the following Awards… -2013 Minor (Male) Player of the Year -2013 Minor (Female) Player of the Year -2013 Junior (Male) Player of the Year -2013 Junior (Female) Player of the Year -2013 Senior (Male) Player of the Year -2013 Senior (Female) Player of the Year -2013 Coach of the Year -2013 Bob Whelan Memorial If you know of a deserving individual for any or all of these awards please submit your nomination via email to Softball NL at softball@sportnl.ca. Please provide as much detailed information as possible. Deadline for Nominations: Friday, February 14th, 2014. Softball Newfoundland & Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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Calling All Coaches

2014 Softball NL Coaching Positions Softball NL is currently accepting Coaching Applications, along with Resumes for the following Head Coaching Positions: U16 Bantam Boys Provincial All-Star Team U16 Bantam Girls Provincial All-Star Team U18 Midget Boys Provincial All-Star Team U18 Midget Girls Provincial All-Star Team U21 Mens Provincial All-Star Team U21 Ladies Provincial All-Star Team Softball Newfoundland & Labrador will also accept applications from individuals interested in being considered for Assistant Coach and/or Team Manager positions. Applicants should complete the same application as those applying for head coaching positions and also highlight qualifications (i.e. certifications, teams coached including other sports, etc.) that may be relevant to the position they are applying. Applicants should possess a minimum NCCP Level 2/Introduction to Competition (Certified) for softball. Experience coaching in a high level Provincial sports program is an asset, although not mandatory depending on other qualifications or professional development successfully completed. Softball NL Coaching Application  Interested individuals should email their Softball NL Coaching Application, along with Resume to softball@sportnl.ca. Deadline: Friday, February 14th, 2014. For further information please email softball@sportnl.ca. Please note that Softball Newfoundland & Labrador reserves the right to re-advertise any of the above positions. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca...

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2014 U18 Girls ECSC (Hosting)

2014 U18 Girls ECSC (Hosting) Is your team or association interested in Hosting the 2014 U18 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championships? Softball NL is now accepting Hosting Applications for the 2014 U18 Girls Eastern Canadian Softball Championships. 2014 Provincial & Eastern Canadian Hosting Application Deadline: Friday, February 14th, 2014. For further information please email softball@sportnl.ca. Softball Newfoundland Labrador P.O. Box 21165 St. John’s, NL A1A 5B2 softball@sportnl.ca ...

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