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Host for 2017 ISF Junior Women's Softball World Championship Announced

posted Jul 27, 2014, 11:06 AM by Jairy Otero




 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                     21 May 2014

 

 

 

Host for 2017 ISF Junior Women's Softball World Championship Announced  

  

"This is an important competition opportunity for this age category to be able to continue to test their skills against their counterparts from around the world," - WBSC Executive Vice President for Softball and ISF President Dale McMann 

 

 

PLANT CITY, FL, USA -- International Softball executives have announced that Clearwater, Florida (USA) will host the top event in 19-and-under female fast pitch softball in 2017. The XII ISF Junior Women's World Championship will take place 24-30 July 2017.

 

The event will mark the first time that Clearwater has ever hosted an ISF world championship.   

 

The United States will now host back-to-back junior women's -- the 2015 tournament will be contested in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and the 2016 Junior Men's World Championship in Midland, MI.

 

"I have every confidence that Clearwater will put on an exceptional world championship. The ISF looks forward to working closely with the organisers," WBSC Executive Vice President for Softball and ISF President Dale McMann said. "The location and top notch facilities will be an asset for the top youth female softball athletes to compete. This is an important competition opportunity for this age category to be able to continue to test their skills against their counterparts from around the world."

 

ASA/USA Softball, the WBSC and ISF recognised national softball federation for the United States, submitted the 2017 bid on behalf of the St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission. The Eddie C. Moore Complex -- featuring nine softball fields and state of the art training facility -- will host the championship.


This will mark the third junior women's world championships to be celebrated on the two-year rotation -- previously having been one every four years. 

 

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About the World Baseball Softball Confederation:

Headquartered in the Olympic Capital city of Lausanne, Switzerland, the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) was established in April 2013 and granted recognition as the sole competent authority in baseball and softball by the International Olympic Committee at the 125th IOC Session in September 2013. The WBSC represents a united baseball/softball sports movement that encompasses over 65 million athletes worldwide.

 

The WBSC regulates all international competitions involving any of the National Teams of its 141 National Federation members.  

 

The WBSC also oversees the Baseball World Cups and Softball World Championships and is the only sports organisation in the world that oversees a U-12 youth national team world championship.

 

The WBSC currently has National Federation members in 141 countries and territories across Asia, Africa, Americas (Caribbean, Central-, North- and South-America), Europe and Oceania. 

 

For further information, please go to www.WBSC.co.

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