On Thursday 29 July over 40 players from Atitjere, Engawala, Laramba, Pmara Jutunta and Nturiya participated in the first Central Desert Regional Council (CDRC) Intercommunity Sporting Tournament since COVID-19 disrupted the Youth Sport and Recreation (YSR) programs. The round robin softball tournament was held at Pmara Jutunta, with Laramba and Engawala making the final. The tournament was delayed a month after heavy rainfall stalled proceedings at the latest attempt.
After numerous games throughout the day, Laramba and Engawala played in a classic final, with Laramba winning 7-6.
A large crowd supported the players, and everyone made plenty of noise as the ball sailed across the field on several occasions.
“This was a fantastic opportunity for the community members to practise their softball skills both with the bat and in the field in preparation for upcoming Softball NT tournaments,” said Aaron Tannahill, Acting Manager YSR.
“We will be sending teams to Tennant Creek in late August to represent CDRC, and then we have another representative opportunity in September in Alice Springs at NT Softball Championships.”
Photo above: Cathy Inkamala (Engawala), Sylviana Briscoe (Laramba) and Belinda Long (Ti Tree) in Pmara Jutunta.
Sylviana Briscoe ready to bat.