Christine Heisner is a life member and president of the Gladstone Softball Association.
Christine Heisner is a life member and president of the Gladstone Softball Association. Tom Huntley

Push on to bring Gladstone softball back to glory days

GLADSTONE softball players have a lot to look forward to this year.

Gladstone Softball Association president and life member Christine Heisner is keen to bring back the "glory days".

"Gladstone was known for softball in the 1980s. I want to bring those days back," Heisner said.

The loss of three diamonds to park development made last year a tough one for softball players.

"The construction really put us on the back burner," Heisner said.

"Trying to fit the fixture games on Saturday was really difficult,

"The heat of the day really affects the kids, especially the little ones.

"The ladies comp is also down many players and all three teams are struggling."

But Heisner is determined to turn it all around this year.

"I have big plans to build softball back in the region."

The season is set to start on January 12 and Heisner is putting the call out to anybody interested in playing.

"It's a team sport. You get to bat and you get to field," she said.

"It's not like cricket where you might not even touch a ball.

"It's a technical game but it's a lot of fun. I just love it."

Anybody interested in playing should contact Heisner on 0438 781 866.



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