The Cape Town Softball Association, formerly known as the Western Province Softball Federation, held its 27th annual general meeting on Sunday 28 July at the Turfhall Softball Stadium. The newly-elected executive committee is the youngest committee ever to be elected to administer the sport in Cape Town since unification in 1992, with all the elected officials still playing, which augurs well for the sport in Cape Town. Newly-elected chairperson Hayley Carolus, who plays for Battswood Softball Club, thanked the clubs for having the confidence in the new group. “We will work together for a better association and in the interest of the game of softball. Our starting foundation blocks should be softball first. I am here to serve softball and our clubs,” said Carolus.She will feel comfortable having Devonshire Rovers’ Bradley Johnson by her side as her deputy chairperson. Tantasport’s Nawaal Nacerodien will see to the secretarial duties with Samantha Jones from Falcons taking care of the association’s coffers as the treasurer. Excell Dodgers’ Dwain Kerchhoff will look after the youth with Nicole Alexander from Westridge Yankees taking the reins of development director and Pirates’ Denver Anthony looking after the technical portfolio. Filling up the compliment of the committee is Westridge Yankees stalwart Candice Bull will head up the transformation portfolio.Social media has been flooded with congratulatory messages with the hope that the sport will flourish once more. “May you serve with pride and integrity as you lead softball into a new chapter of hope,” said Dianne Morgan.Cape Town has been the stronghold of softball in the country for many years at all levels of the sport. It is hoped that this new young group can reignite that flame.Former coach and umpire, Preston Ringquest, said: “May the youth prosper and take softball in Cape Town back to where it deserves to be.” The local softball season is expected to kick off in October. V If you are interested call 081 748 1798.