Teeball-to-Softball Transition Info

Open the below flyer to see information about transitioning from Teeball to Softball.

Teeball-to-Softball Transition


We are currently looking for any interested parties in joing Carine Cats for the upcoming season of softball.

Spread the word, tell your friends and family.

It’s a great way to get out there and stay fit and have fun!

Carine Cats Players Wanted

2019/2020 Season Awards

As we are all aware we were unable to do our presentation night. I believe you would all have had online presentations as a team.

I would like to congratulate all recipients.

Lorraine Parkinson has all the trophies and grand final medallions, we will endeavour to get those to you all in the not too distant future

2019/2020 Softball Awards

Margaret Bailey – 75 years young, still playing

An inspiration and true ‘legend’.

We can all only hope we can still take the field at 75 years young!

SEASON 2020/21

Hi everyone and welcome back to softball for the coming season.

Registration for the upcoming softball season is to be completed online.  To access the portal for registration is via https://softball.carinecats.com.au/register/

Fee payment by credit card will need to be done at the same time.

Kidsport is available for registration fees only.  Those players who wish to pay by cash/cheque, set up a payment plan or who require adjusted fees (i.e.FIFO workers) are to contact Cheryl Poustie, Softball Registrar directly on 0412 883 194 or 9447 4914 or by email softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au directly regarding payment of fees.

You can still register and update your details on line and an initial payment of $60 will need to be paid to confirm your place in a team.

There will be NO Public Registration Day this year.  If you experience issues with online registration please contact Registrar (Cheryl Poustie) by email or on 0412 883 194 or on 9447 4914 from August 2019 onwards.

Fees for the 2019/2020 Summer Competition are:

Juniors – U14’s – $165

Juniors – U16’s & U18’s – $200

Seniors (18 years and over) – $295

Premier League only – $320

Summer competition and Premier League – $395

Your fees include individual registration, public liability insurance and limited player injury insurance with Softball WA, equipment, junior uniform playing top (junior teams only),  ground and team fees and end of season trophies.  At the time of writing Softball WA are unable to advise of any increase in player insurance or team fees.

  • For players wishing to play in both a senior and junior team there will be a levy payable for the second team.
  • For junior players wishing to play seniors only the senior fee will apply. Please advise Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie in writing of this request.  Juniors playing across a junior and senior team will be advised of the levy for the senior team once they have been allocated to a senior team.

The Club no longer covers plate umpiring costs and the onus falls back on the teams to take up a small collection from the players.  Each team to appoint their own base umpires, PSL umpires pool endeavors to cover all senior plates. Junior teams unable to cover plates Hank is happy to cover – $40 per plate, pending on the fixtures and the amount of teams in each age group Hank will try to cover as many plates on the clubs behalf.


All persons aspiring to coach a team from 14’s to Seniors this season are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to coach to Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie outlining qualification, previous teams coached and possible grades interested in coaching this season.  “Expressions of Interest” will be referred to both the Grading Committee and Softball Committee for consideration and ratification.

Any coaches wishing to assist with pre-season please contact either Donna Powell, Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie


PSL (Perth Softball League) have asked for plate umpires for the umpires pool, if you are new to softball umpiring but would like to be a part of this plate umpires receive $40 per game, excellent training is available. softballchairperson@carinecats.com.au 0408484662

KIDSPORT initiative funded by Department of Sport & Recreation makes it possible for WA children to participate in community sport and recreation.  KidSport will allow eligible youth 5 – 18 years to apply for financial assistance (to a maximum of $200 per annum) to contribute towards Club fees .  The fees go directly to the registered KidSport Club participating in the project through their local government.  Application voucher can be found online under KidSport website or contact either Kerry Rispoli or Registrar Cheryl Poustie.

A reminder for players, parents and guardians (of players under the age of 18 years) to tick the box on the registration form regarding Image Consent before you can move forward..


Pre-season training and grading is COMPULSORY for Juniors and dates are as follows:

As Winter Softball play games at Birralee on Sundays the following dates have been set aside for pre-season training.  Team Nominations for the summer season are to be lodged by early September 2019. Additional training sessions will be advised later.

JUNIORS:  For U14’s, U16’s and U18 players – 3 sessions on Saturday 17, 24 and 31 August 2019 from 11.30am to 12.300pm at Birralee Upper Oval (cnr Beatrice Street and Shaw Road, Innaloo).  Extra sessions if required will be advised at a later date and will depend on ground availability.

SENIORS (other than Premier League Players):   Possible pre-season training/meeting to discuss teams would be Sunday 25 August 2019 at Birralee at 10am – 12 noon. 

If you are unable to attend please advise Registrar, Cheryl Poustie, 0412 883 194, 9447 4914 or Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662, 0408 484 662.

Please wear appropriate sportswear (especially if cold and wet) and bring a water bottle, hat, jacket and your GLOVE.

Any grading requests are to be in writing to Softballregistrar@carinecats.com.au and will be referred to the Grading Committee for consideration and will be dependent on individual circumstances.


At Carine satellite ground – Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo

JUNIORS:       6.30pm sharp                           SENIORS:       7.30pm

 No uniform pieces will be sold on this night.  Uniform Day for purchase of uniform pieces will be Saturday 5 October 2019 at Birralee, 10:00am to 12.30pm and on training nights up to the season start.

 ORIENTATION EVENING – for coaches, managers, scorers

Tuesday 17 September 2019 at 7.30pm at Birralee, Upper Oval, cnr Beatrice Street & Shaw Road, Innaloo.  Coaches, managers and scorers are requested to attend so that specific information on the upcoming season can be distributed and explained.

Specialised sessions in pitching, catching will be announced in due course.  Scoring Clinic will also be scheduled prior to season commencement for new scorers and those wishing to brush up on their skills, unless Softball WA runs a clinic before the season commences.  Please advise either Kerry Rispoli or Cheryl Poustie if you are interested in these courses


This season players aspiring to play Premier League are to provide, in writing, an “Expression of Interest” to this affect.  A compulsory Premier League pre-season grading session will be organized to which all players wishing to play Premier League are to attend.  The time date and place for this session will be advised at a later date.


Training grounds will be at Birralee Oval and teams allocated on a ‘first come’ basis.

Carine Open Space will still be available for teams to train – will need to liase with T-ball regarding availability.  The Club would prefer more utilization of our satellite ground Birralee.  Training grounds under lights at Carine Open Space are expensive, it was noted that these timeslots were booked but not used very much.


As part of our fundraising activities, softball man the canteen for t-ball each Saturday morning.  We have tried a roster arrangement in the past whereby each team provides a person to assist with canteen duties but this has proved unsuccessful. Subsequently, each team will be required to pay a $100 ‘Canteen levy’ so that the Softball Committee can pay people to take on this task.  More information will be provided to teams in due course.


The Softball Committee would welcome new members to join a core group of hardworking people and the ‘more hands helping out the lighter the load’.  We would welcome your support and input to the Committee.  The Softball Committee meets on the second Monday of the month at 7.30pm.


Lycra skins (socks) $20.00 sizes 2-8 or 7-11

Cap $20.00

Visor $15.00

Club Beanies Acrylic $15.00 Ribbed style $17.50

Shorts $40.00

Singlets $50.00

Hoodies $50.00 personalising additional $10.00

Optional Club Hoodies – Pullover or zip in black or powder blue with embroidered club logo.

Mens and Ladies cut – Supporters Shirts $45.00

Supporters Jackets $55.00

Mens & Ladies cut supporter or training shirts Grey: Black or Sky Blue $25.00

Club Wind breaker (showerproof) jackets $65.00.

Kitten Club tee shirts available sizes 6 months to 12 years – buy one for your teddy mascot or better still for your little ones $15.00

Club Playing Shorts and Club singlet may be purchased if the consensus of the team to wear shorts and singlet rather than the Club provided uniform.

Uniform pieces can be ordered at pre-season training sessions; sales and orders on Allocation Night also available.

Any uniform queries please contact Kerry Rispoli on 9448 4662 or 0408 484 662


SEMSA – A Grade Premiers 2019 are… Carine Cats!!

This year the Division 1 softball team at Carine decided that they would leave the Perth softball league competition and head out to Parkwood and take on the much stronger league at SEMSA… it’s been regarded as the place to be in the “softball world” here in Perth. The girls took a few weeks to find their feet, but hung in there all season to finish 3rd after the regular season and embark upon their first final series in their first season, which was an achievement in itself.

They knocked off Wildcats in their elimination final, and then defeated the all conquering Cougars (last years premiers and this years minor premiers), then they came up against the Cobras, who had strong team with a lot of experience, and the girls were up against it, and being the new kids on the block, it wasn’t just the Cobras they were up against.

The cats came out all guns blazing, with young Ash pitching superbly, and the girls batting well, we held a 5 run lead going into the bottom of the 7th. (Last inning for peeps who don’t know) and the cobras got 3 runs in very quickly and the big fella, along with the rest of the Cats supporters were going into panic mode…

But it was the cool head of Donna Powell who made the final crucial clean piece of fielding, got the throw off to her daughter Luci Powell at first base, and the rest they say is history…
The cats got up 5 – 3, in a game lasting 2 hours.
Really enjoyed watching Amber Bloxsome and the girls this year.
We came, we took on the World and we conquered…

Carine Cats, A grade premiers 2019!!


Under 17 WA Softball Team
6-12 January 2018 – Blacktown, NSW
Amber Bloxsome
Ashlee Harwood
Gemma Hooker
Olivia Kuzminksi
Gemima Rahman

Softball back in the Olympics

Good News!

Tokyo, here we come! Softball back in the Olympics

Winners are Grinners

Carine Cats wins Premier League. Congratulations to Coaches Clint and Scott and all our players.

A close game is a good game.

Our National Schoolgirl Representatives


Very exciting time for Carine Cats Ball Club Inc, five Cats players selected to represent WA in the National Schoolgirls Carnival played in Adelaide SA

Left to right Amii Lamm:  Sami McLaurin: Sami Pooley: Sara Riou: Katelyn Berriman

Left to right Amii Lamm: Sami McLaurin: Sami Pooley: Sara Riou: Katelyn Berriman