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2017 Award Winners

A Grade: Angels
MVP – Laura Kirkwood
MVP Runner Up – Chelsea Owen-Smith
Leadership Award – Molly Hoak

A Reserve Grade: Raptors 
MVP – Jell Radford
MVP Runner Up – Jayne Perry
Most Improved – Julia Knight

B Grade: Dragons
MVP – Esther Cowen
MVP Runner Up – Renee Mahne
Most Improved – Tayla Fordham

B Grade: Wolves
MVP –  Stella Heffernan
MVP Runner Up –  Ina Carillo
Most Improved – Isabella Bortolotto

2016 Australian University Games
MVP – Rebecca Schaefer
MVP Runner Up – Emma Collard

MUSC Service Award – Molly Hoak, Maddi Lam, Jessica Lew, Jell Radford, Claire Straw

MUSC Committee

These are the committee positions that are available for nomination and their respective roles and responsibilities. Please read the description and then go here:

Executive Positions


  • Manage committee
  • Communicate and maintain good relationships with MU Sport
  • Represent MUSC
  • Facilitate club activities
  • Ensure budgeting and planning carried out in accordance with members’ interests
  • Maintain vision
  • Big picture thinking – who is doing what
  • Make decision if committee comes to a standstill
  • Address player enquiries and lead other recruitment activities
  • Facilitate Australian University Games (Unigames) team

**Preference for an MU student to fill this role


  • Be present when President away and fulfill relevant duties
  • Should be included in all communications undertaken by the President
  • Support committee with executing tasks as required
  • Arrange and manage sponsorships for club (too coordinate with Social Coordinator)

**The intent of this role is to prepare to be President in future years


  • Committee meetings (scheduling, agenda, minutes)
  • Central point for club communications including in-person and online
  • Maintain club documentation (policies / reports / club handbook)
  • Address player enquiries
  • Maintain register of members

Treasurers (2 positions)

  • Provide advice to the Committee in their management of the Club finances
  • Administer all financial affairs of the Club
  • Lead the annual budget process and ensure an appropriate annual budget is provided to the Committee for approval
  • Ensure development and Committee review of financial policies and procedures
  • Support any required auditing processes
  • Receipt of all incoming monies and bank accordingly; arrange and dispatch invoices as required
  • Pay all accounts and maintain accurate records of all income and expenditure
  • Ensure that all receipts and payments concur with bank deposits and withdrawals
  • Financial reports – present at regular committee meetings and prepare an annual report
  • Manage player registration payments and records of payments
  • Be a signatory on club bank account

Non-Executive Positions

Head Coach

  • Coordinate coaches
    • Manage all team coaches, ensure training and game attendance or arrange coach replacements
    • Liaise with coaches regarding player feedback
    • Set up Batting training schedule (any changes to be managed by individual coaches)
  • Coaching role (as required) – training and match day
  • Team allocations: sort players into appropriately graded teams in conjunction with individual team coaches
  • Develop new coaches

Club Manager

  • Manage equipment and uniforms
    • Ensure appropriate equipment/uniforms available for training sessions, tournaments, and games (coaches to advise requirements for individual training plans)
    • Raise any equipment/uniforms purchasing requirements with the committee
  • Player movement requests
    • Ensure coaches have put in necessary requests for player movements between teams
  • Teamer Notifications
    • Generate Teamer invites for all players (team coaches to follow up players)
  •  Attend MSA Management Meetings (or find a replacement) and relay information back to committee
  • Organise weekly line umpires

Social Coordinator

  • Plan social events for club:
    • Keep calendar of events
    • Lead organization of key events (forming sub-committees as required):
      • Mid-season and end of season trip
        • Includes plan and purchase of food, car pool arrangements
      • Fundraising events (including Trivia night)
      • Inter-club events
      • Presentation night
  • Support media and marketing coordinator with fundraising activities

Media and Marketing Coordinator

  • Promote the club in a professional and appropriate manner
  • Manage all club social media communication
  • Manage club marketing and fundraising activities
  • Ensure website kept up to date

If you have a suggestion for a committee position, please let us know at our Annual General Meeting!

2016 Award Winners

A Grade: Angels
MVP – Bridget Genoves
MVP Runner Up – Chelsea Owen-Smith
Leadership Award – Alys Young

A Reserve Grade: Raptors
MVP – Claire Straw
MVP Runner Up – Elise Chisholm
Most Improved – Karen Peterson

B Grade: Dragons
MVP – Tayla Fordham
MVP Runner Up – Jayne Perry
Most Improved – Belle Ngien

B Grade: Wolves
MVP – Hanizya Refry
MVP Runner Up – Esther Cowan & Georgia Wyrdeman
Most Improved – Hannah Clifton

2016 Australian University Games
MVP – Alys Young
MVP Runner Up – Diana Ruth

MUSC Service Award – Elise Chisholm


Player Registration

The club competes in the Melbourne Softball Association Metro League from May-September each year.

Registrations are currently CLOSED

For any general enquiries please fill in the contact form and someone will be in touch.

  • Returning players please click RENEW, new players REGISTER.
  • The system will automatically issue you an invoice, this does not need to be paid immediately, but we won’t say no to getting it.


2015 Award Winners

A Grade: Angels
MVP – Elizabeth Chu
MVP Runner Up – Chelsea Owen-Smith
Most Improved – Katherine Gourley

A Reserve Grade: Raptors
MVP – Ally McAlpine
MVP Runner Up – Chathurani Abeyratne
Most Improved – Not awarded

B Grade: Dragons
MVP – Tegan Haering
MVP Runner Up – Jodie Lim
Most Improved – Jayne Perry

2015 Australian University Games
MVP – Alys Young
MVP Runner Up – Lena Nguyen

About Us

The Melbourne University Softball Club was established in 1961 and continues to provide opportunities for members of not only the university but also the general public.

The last few years has seen the club grow from one team in 2011 to four in 2018. This is an achievement that the committee is very proud of and one that we are keen to see continue. Our hope is to continue this growth and once again provide teams suitable for players of all experience levels.

The club trains at Melbourne University during the week and plays at Fawkner Park in South Yarra on Sunday afternoons from May – September.

AngelsWe provide opportunities for female players from junior to senior level regardless of their skill base as well as the opportunity to represent Melbourne University at inter varsity competition.

The club has a healthy, fun attitude towards softball which is both competitive and enjoyable. Players of all standards, including beginners are encouraged to contact the club if interested.

Joining the club is easy; simply fill in our playing enquiries form and someone will get back to you ASAP with further details.

For information about our fees/training please visit the Playing Information link above

2014 Season Wrap Up

As we pack up the kits for yet another year we leave you with some thoughts from our coaches/team manager
Raptors – Jell

DSC_0110After a disrupted start to the season with teams being split up and re-distributed, the Raptors battled hard for much of the season with little result on the wins board. That being said, there was much growth and improvement from many within the team.
This improvement saw the Raptors become much more competitive towards the end of the season, and only marginally missing out on a Grand Final appearance.Margaux starred at Short Stop (and was happy to jump in to catch when Alicia was injured), taking out the Raptors MVP award as a result.
Tuyet became a pivotal member of the infield when she moved into 2nd Base in Laney’s absence, her game smarts and willingness to cover bases was particularly noticed. Alicia was rock solid at Catcher and has taken another giant step in her development.
Our experienced core of Amy, Laney and Danielle didn’t disappoint in providing stability and leadership on the diamond (and off it for a large part, in Danielle’s case). Ash was a real surprise packet in her first season at the club, holding down the fort in Centre Outfield and helping out with Catching, she never let the team down.
Valerie really improved in her batting to be one of our more consistent players this season, and entertained with some new tricks, including a chest mark in Left Outfield. Jodie was solid wherever we threw her, infield, outfield, pitcher, you name it, Jodie gave 100%. I fully expect Jodie to take yet another step up in her game in 2015.
Karen was another one of our versatile and experienced players. Always happy to play wherever was required on the day and always giving us a top notch effort.


Bec was also committed to any position she was thrown into, providing support in the infield and outfield and was vocal in supporting the team.
Rachel joined us late in the season, but became a real asset with the bat in hand. Looking forward to seeing a few more spectacular hits from her next season.
I really want to thank all of the Raptors for their commitment and effort in 2014. At times it hasn’t been easy, but everyone stood strong and gave it their all. I hope to see all of you back in 2015 (minus the ranga who’s ditching us for Perth), as I’m quite confident that we will be a force to be reckoned with.


Angels – Molly

AngelsIt’s been a bit of a challenging season for MUSC this year, but I’m very, very happy with the way we have all come together as teams and as a club. When we mixed everyone up near the beginning of the season we knew that it would make for some uneven teams and that we would be relying on some of our more advanced players a little more than we usually would. But every single person, advanced or no, got behind the mix-up for the good of the club and I am so happy with how we embraced it. And the Dragons even won their Grand Final! I would like to just mention some particular thank yous.



Thank you to the MUSC committee for supporting me as Head Coach this year and getting everything done. Seriously, even if we argue about socks, we get everything done and I couldn’t have done this whole coaching thing without any of you.
Thank you to Kira (and sometimes Khay from afar), for supporting me in coaching, especially at the beginning of the season. I was nervous and had big shoes to fill so, that support was really, really important.
Thank you more than I can even express to Jell and Dave. Having not to worry too much about the Raptors and Dragons was really important to the development of all of the teams. They always were there with good suggestions and sometimes taking over trainings when I couldn’t be there (they were probably more organised, too).
And lastly, thank you to the Angels. Seriously, we were pretty scrappy in the beginning, but we came together so well as a team and I am so very, very proud with how every single person has improved. You were also the most consistently attending team this year. Nearly everyone came to training and I could always rely on having 9 of you on the diamond on Sundays. You’re all just fantastic.
I really hope that, despite the challenges, everyone had a great season this year. I hope to see you all back for what promises to be an excellent season next year!
Dragons – Dave

Dragons2014What a season it was!
Right from the moment we dragons regrouped I knew I had a great foundation to build a winning team.
With each players willingness to learn, determination to improve and respect, we built a relentless attitude which in reward won us the gold.



As a new coach coming into the fold I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch of athletes to work with so thank you.
I would like to end with this
“Remember the Dragons, your team mates your friends, through ups and downs overcame barriers together to create unforgettable memories”
Thank you and well done
Uni Games – Erin
10649722_696999223717274_906981288673300762_nAustralian University Games (or AUG as it’s known) was held in Sydney this year over the Semester 2 mid-sem break. This was MUSC’s 3rd year in a row sending a team to compete for the coveted unigames gold. The competition was bigger than ever this year with 10 teams taking the softball diamond. The grounds were superb with the girls getting to play on the 2000 Sydney Olympic softball grounds. A highlight of this was getting to play a couple of games on a field with a proper underground dugout!
This year also saw the return of our famous support crew (Suzie, Penny and Hunter) who provided us with incredible amounts of tasty food before, during and after games as well as a huge cheer squad. Suzie ensured we had decorations in the dugout and proper pom poms to cheer with! Hunter also put the girls through their paces during warm up ensuring that we completed a run around the diamond before starting each warm up session. Penny also helped out with scoring which meant our scorebook was very colourful!
Whilst the team came in 6th overall (we were robbed of some particularly good outs which meant some games which should have gone our way didn’t…silly baby umpire…) but were by far the best sportswomen on the field. Particular mention goes to Jess Lew for being an incredible asset to the team managing to pitch a game closer as well as fielding like a champ and batting like one too. Alicia behind the plate meant no runners got past her on her watch (or stare for that matter either). Molly’s pitching meant MUSC gave each of the more experienced teams a run for their money with way too many K2s to count across the tournament. Finally, thank you to our returning coach Khay who made the trek from Switzerland just for the tournament (and a holiday, but that’s not as important…). Her coaching on the field was greatly appreciated as she always managed to motivate and make us smile, even when we were sore and tired.
Off field the team rookies also managed to supply plenty of entertainment, with special mention going to Cindy for making the rookiest rookie outfit actually look good, Shanks for well…being Shanks, and Kathy for being a bit of a surprise contender in the nightly selfie competition. Oh, and Maddi, for protecting her Kinder surprise egg so well throughout the entire tournament.
Whilst this was my 3rd and final AUG, I hope that the tradition continues to live on and MUSC bring home gold again like we did in 2012. I have been very privileged to have played (and partied) alongside some incredible athletes over the last 3 years and AUG memories will be ones I will remember for many years to come. For those that are contemplating going, just do it. It has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. And there are plenty of other girls who would say the same I imagine. I expect to hear crazy stories from the veterans next year! Here’s to Gold Coast 2015, when MUSC regain the title of Softball Champions! (And I’ll see you all in Perth for 2016 AUG!)

Just a general thank you from me to everyone who helped make getting three teams on the diamond every Sunday just that little bit easier. A lot of behind the scenes work goes into ensuring we have enough players each week and prompt replies to your teamer requests as well as letting us know when you were not going to be available with plenty of notice went a long way to ensuring we weren’t totally scrambling around match day in a mad panic trying to find fill ins. ~ danielle

All of us on the committee look forward to seeing you back on the diamond in 2015.

2014 Award Winners

20141018_121028Friday saw us gather at Arcadia, just a long outfield throw from Fawkner Park, to get together for one last official function to congratulate those who’ve excelled for the MUSC this season  at Uni Games and our regular Metro League season.


Well done to the following players:



  • MVP – Sarah Rodgers
  • MVP Runner Up – Elise Chisholm
  • Most Improved – Karen Peterson
  • MVP – Margaux Bouthémy
  • MVP Runner Up – Tuyet Tran
  • Most Improved – Alicia Farnham
  • MVP – Danika Hill
  • MVP Runner Up – Jess Lew
  • Most Improved – Brina Chan
  • MVP – Jess Lew
  • MVP Runner Up – Alicia Farnham

The evening also saw Khay, outgoing President Erin, and Danielle receive service awards for their years of work behind the scenes


2014 Metro League Finals Wrap Up

Dragons2014September was a busy month on and off the diamond so our apologies for not ensuring there were weekly match reports done once the finals started.

I’m sure everyone has found out the results by now but just in case you haven’t, here’s how the pointy end of the season went down

Week 1

  • A Grade:  Angels had the week off
  • A Res Grade: Dragons had a strong 9-1 win over Wingers Blue to book themselves a Grand Final berth
  • B Grade: Raptors lost to Wingers Red in a great (and tight) game 9-10

Week 2

  • A Grade:  Angels fought it out against Eastern Raiders for a Grand Final spot but couldn’t overcome the strong hitting of the young Raiders going down 3-24
  • A Res Grade: Having secured their place the previous week the Dragons had the week off to plan their assault
  • B Grade: Another close game for the Raptors going down 9-13 to the more experienced Warriors

Grand Final

The Dragons continued their good form and managed to hold a lead against a strong comeback from the Red Devils taking the game out 7-6

10409452_10203441091000880_8860553559282441921_nGrand Final day also saw club veterans Erin Lane and Khay Fong awarded Melbourne Softball Association Service Awards for their service to softball at Fawkner Park.

In non softball related news, Kira, Aaron and Archer welcomed their latest addition the evening before the Grand Final, a healthy baby boy they’ve named Atticus. We expect we’ll be seeing him in the park next season once Kira gets herself ready to suit up behind the plate once more.

Congratulations to everyone on a great season.