Ladies fastball could be coming back to Grande Prairie.
Paul Wedman, Vice President of the Grande Prairie Fastball Association says they recently put a post on their Facebook page hoping to get enough interest to put together two teams.
“Having two (teams) in Grande Prairie to play each other and then combine the two to make a road team/tournament kind-of team,” he explained.
He said the response has been so overwhelming that they might be able to start up the women’s league again and have up to four teams.
Wedman says besides a number of people sharing their original Facebook post, some of their players have been getting calls directly from the women who used to play ball in the Grande Prairie women’s league who showed a lot of interest and had a lot of questions.
The Association is looking to start the league spring 2018, but there’s lots to get ready for leading up to. Over the winter the Grande Prairie Fastball Association will be hosting coaching and pitching clinics, as well as having some time for men and women who want to get into the sport to work with some of the existing players in the league.
There will be an information session on September 12 at 7 p.m. at the South Bear Creek Pavilion. Wedman is encouraging parents with girls interested in the sport to come out to the meeting as well. They’d like to see if there is enough interest to work with Softball Alberta to put together some girl’s teams too. They’re also looking for people interested in umpiring.
Wedman asks those interested to visit their Facebook Page because they’re having a hard time replying to all the individual requests.