Life Member Inductees

Life Member Inductees

Softball SA would like to congratulate Julie Dale (Pengilly) and Derek Roberts on receiving Softball SA Life Membership at the recent Annual General Meeting.

Julie’s contribution to Softball SA dates back to the early 1960’s where she was on the Country Carnival Committee for one year, as well as:
Social/Fundraising Committee secretary (five years: 61-67)
Permit Committee and Score Recorder (five years: 78-83),
Records Officer (three years: 2016-present)

Julie is a Life member of Glenelg and Walkerville after long-serving contributions with both clubs.

A Softball SA Hall of Fame inductee and 1984 Elinor McKenzie Shield/U19 National Championship winning Coach in 1984

Derek has held many administrative positions within Softball SA throughout his time involved in softball including: Softball SA Senior Records & Clearance Officer 1986-91 and 1993-95
Softball SA Board Member 1989/90
Softball SA Scoring Committee Member– two years
Softball SA Director of Scoring – 9 ½ years
Softball SA Awards and Recognition Committee – one and a half years 2016-2018

In 2003 Derek was awarded Softball Australia’s Service Award for services to the sport. 2006 the Softball SA Chairman’s Award as part of the victorious U19 Women’s Team Officials.

His Representative Career also includes 19 Years of State Service, one of only 2 South Australian’s with two National titles – part of the 2006 and 2015 U19 champion teams.