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Proud Sponsors of Softball NZ – Black Sox Embark for Europe

The Golden Homes Black Sox depart for new shores tonight as they head for the European continent for the first time in their history.  The Black Sox will travel to Prague, Czech Republic with 6 new caps to compete at the Intercontinental Cup, 28 August to 1 September.
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ELE’s Jackson Watt is part of the NZ Black Sox Team travelling to Prague, Czech Republic today.  Jackson is a Cadet Manager working out of our Christchurch Branch and has been overseas for the last 3 months playing on the American circuit.  Reilly Makea, who ELE sponsored for the NZ Junior Black Sox in July this year is also playing for the NZ Black Sox.  They are both outstanding ambassadors for ELE and we wish them both every success for the Tournament.

Press Release from Softball New Zealand below:

The Golden Homes Black Sox depart for new shores tonight as they head for the European continent for the first time in their history.  The Black Sox will travel to Prague, Czech Republic with 6 new caps to compete at the Intercontinental Cup, 28 August to 1 September.

The event will feature a six-team format and top-ranked WBSC men’s softball national teams from Asia, Europe, North and South America: No. 1 New Zealand, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Argentina, No. 6 USA, No. 7 Czech Republic and No. 11 Denmark.

Czech National Television has been awarded the television rights in the host country, while all games will be live-streamed by Playo.tv.

The Intercontinental Cup will serve as a precursor to the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup in 2019, which will also be hosted in Prague by Czech Softball.  Czech Softball President Gabriel Waage said: “The event is a great opportunity for us, as the organisers of the Men’s Softball World Cup 2019, to make sure that everything will work.”

The seven time World Champion Black Sox will take on Team Europe, 2nd September in an exhibition game prior to the Men’s European Super Cup, 3-8 September. The Super Cup solely for European club teams will feature a number of Black Sox players who have been picked up as guest players to help bolster the chances of European club sides.

Black Sox Assistant Coach Daryl Marino will guide the team in Mark Sorenson’s absence who is on a sabbatical. That will provide an opportunity for New Zealand U23 Major Sox coach Steve Deans as his assistant.

“As a group we have embraced the legacy of the New Zealand Black Sox.  With this in mind we can add to this with the honour of being the first Black Sox team to play softball in Europe,” Marino said.

“This is a great opportunity to expose our young group to some of the highest quality International softball teams in the World.   As well as the quality of opposition the tour will also allow some of the younger leaders in the group to grow and build on their experiences in this environment.  It will also give us the perfect opportunity to continue preparations moving towards the World Cup in 2019.  This will include playing at both grounds that will be used for the world Cup.

Finally, as with every tournament we compete in, we will continue to represent the Black Sox brand, our hosts, whom we are very grateful too, and the game of softball with the respect they all deserve,” he said.

GOLDEN HOMES BLACK SOX
PITCHERS
Nik Hayes (Hutt Valley), Daniel Chapman (Auckland), Campbell Gibson (Auckland), Eru Drage (Auckland).

CATCHERS
Kallan Compain (Auckland), Zane van Lieshout (Auckland)

INFIELDERS
Pita Rona (North Harbour), Joel Evans (Hutt Valley), Cole Evans (Auckland), Rhys Evans (Auckland), Jerome Raemaki (Wellington), Joe Ferriso Jr (Hutt Valley).

OUTFIELDERS
Ben Enoka (Auckland, captain), Thomas Enoka (Auckland), Campbell Enoka (Auckland), Reilly Makea (Canterbury), Jackson Watt (Canterbury).

Head Coach: Daryl Marino. Assistant Coach: Steve Deans. Battery Coach: Jim Wana. Video Analyst: Conrad Bain. Manager: Casey Eden. Scorer: Ian Ditfort.

 


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ELE’s Jackson Watt is part of the NZ Black Sox Team travelling to Prague, Czech Republic today.  Jackson is a Cadet Manager working out of our Christchurch Branch and has been overseas for the last 3 months playing on the American circuit.  Reilly Makea, who ELE sponsored for the NZ Junior Black Sox in July this year is also playing for the NZ Black Sox.  They are both outstanding ambassadors for ELE and we wish them both every success for the Tournament.

Press Release from Softball New Zealand below:

The Golden Homes Black Sox depart for new shores tonight as they head for the European continent for the first time in their history.  The Black Sox will travel to Prague, Czech Republic with 6 new caps to compete at the Intercontinental Cup, 28 August to 1 September.

The event will feature a six-team format and top-ranked WBSC men’s softball national teams from Asia, Europe, North and South America: No. 1 New Zealand, No. 3 Japan, No. 4 Argentina, No. 6 USA, No. 7 Czech Republic and No. 11 Denmark.

Czech National Television has been awarded the television rights in the host country, while all games will be live-streamed by Playo.tv.

The Intercontinental Cup will serve as a precursor to the WBSC Men’s Softball World Cup in 2019, which will also be hosted in Prague by Czech Softball.  Czech Softball President Gabriel Waage said: “The event is a great opportunity for us, as the organisers of the Men’s Softball World Cup 2019, to make sure that everything will work.”

The seven time World Champion Black Sox will take on Team Europe, 2nd September in an exhibition game prior to the Men’s European Super Cup, 3-8 September. The Super Cup solely for European club teams will feature a number of Black Sox players who have been picked up as guest players to help bolster the chances of European club sides.

Black Sox Assistant Coach Daryl Marino will guide the team in Mark Sorenson’s absence who is on a sabbatical. That will provide an opportunity for New Zealand U23 Major Sox coach Steve Deans as his assistant.

“As a group we have embraced the legacy of the New Zealand Black Sox.  With this in mind we can add to this with the honour of being the first Black Sox team to play softball in Europe,” Marino said.

“This is a great opportunity to expose our young group to some of the highest quality International softball teams in the World.   As well as the quality of opposition the tour will also allow some of the younger leaders in the group to grow and build on their experiences in this environment.  It will also give us the perfect opportunity to continue preparations moving towards the World Cup in 2019.  This will include playing at both grounds that will be used for the world Cup.

Finally, as with every tournament we compete in, we will continue to represent the Black Sox brand, our hosts, whom we are very grateful too, and the game of softball with the respect they all deserve,” he said.

GOLDEN HOMES BLACK SOX
PITCHERS
Nik Hayes (Hutt Valley), Daniel Chapman (Auckland), Campbell Gibson (Auckland), Eru Drage (Auckland).

CATCHERS
Kallan Compain (Auckland), Zane van Lieshout (Auckland)

INFIELDERS
Pita Rona (North Harbour), Joel Evans (Hutt Valley), Cole Evans (Auckland), Rhys Evans (Auckland), Jerome Raemaki (Wellington), Joe Ferriso Jr (Hutt Valley).

OUTFIELDERS
Ben Enoka (Auckland, captain), Thomas Enoka (Auckland), Campbell Enoka (Auckland), Reilly Makea (Canterbury), Jackson Watt (Canterbury).

Head Coach: Daryl Marino. Assistant Coach: Steve Deans. Battery Coach: Jim Wana. Video Analyst: Conrad Bain. Manager: Casey Eden. Scorer: Ian Ditfort.

 


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Mary Potter Hospice – Proudly Supported by ELE

ELE is proud to support the Kapiti Coast Annual Festival which raises funds for Mary Potter Hospice.
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ELE is proud to support the Kapiti Coast Annual Festival which raises funds for Mary Potter Hospice.

We have all been affected by the loss of loved ones and people close to us. The Mary Potter Hospice does an amazing job of making sure people are cared for and comfortable in their final days.


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ELE is proud to support the Kapiti Coast Annual Festival which raises funds for Mary Potter Hospice.

We have all been affected by the loss of loved ones and people close to us. The Mary Potter Hospice does an amazing job of making sure people are cared for and comfortable in their final days.


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ELE PAPANUI – winning streak!

ELE Papanui Boys represented with six of our players standing up at the Under 23 Nationals, Saturday 9 December 2017.
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ELE Papanui Boys represented with six of our players standing up at the Under 23 Nationals, Saturday 9 December 2017.

An awesome performance throughout the weekend from Jackson Watt, Callum Bishop, Reilly Makea, Ethan Johnstone, Josh Lubejewski and Jayden Britt saw Canterbury not only win the tightly contested final, but also saw Callum Best named MVP and Ethan Johnstone take home top Pitcher.

To round out the winning streak, Bishop, Johnstone, Makea and Watt were all named in the Under 23 National Tournament team!

Our sponsorship efforts are all about supporting these guys to do their absolute best – and this weekend the boys did the ELE brand proud!


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ELE Papanui Boys represented with six of our players standing up at the Under 23 Nationals, Saturday 9 December 2017.

An awesome performance throughout the weekend from Jackson Watt, Callum Bishop, Reilly Makea, Ethan Johnstone, Josh Lubejewski and Jayden Britt saw Canterbury not only win the tightly contested final, but also saw Callum Best named MVP and Ethan Johnstone take home top Pitcher.

To round out the winning streak, Bishop, Johnstone, Makea and Watt were all named in the Under 23 National Tournament team!

Our sponsorship efforts are all about supporting these guys to do their absolute best – and this weekend the boys did the ELE brand proud!


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