Girls plan to do well at Games

Uni Games WA softball captain Simone Maver and Uni Games WA baseball captain Andrew Layton. Picture: Marcus Whisson d404486
Uni Games WA softball captain Simone Maver and Uni Games WA baseball captain Andrew Layton. Picture: Marcus Whisson d404486

The university fielded a baseball team at the games last year.

Softball captain Simone Maver said this year’s games’ Gold Coast location had been a big drawcard for new players, most of whom had played the sport in high school.

‘After going for baseball last year I thought it would be really good to get two teams going and good for the club to get some new softball players,’ she Maver said.

Baseball captain Andrew Layton said two years ago he did not know how to play baseball but took up the sport so he could take part in Uni Games.

‘There are usually a lot of students every year who are keen to try and give it ago,’ he said.

‘You just have to have hand-eye co-ordination and learn the rules.

‘If we did get into the final game we’d be really happy.’

Uni Games will be held in Queensland from September 29 to October 4.

The UWA softball and baseball teams are holding a fundraising BBQ at Bunning’s Subiaco on Saturday, August 17 from 9am-4pm to raise money for the Uni Games.