Offering advice to participants were Stanley Doney, coach of the Dutch softball team Olympia Haarlem, the European Cup Winners Cup Champions and Dutch Softball Coach of the Year, and Tahli Moore, a former National Collegiate Athletic Association NCAA softball player in the USA.
More than 130 participants, aged 6-36, from two primary schools and four local softball teams joined in the event which was supported by Sport Malta, the World Baseball Softball Confederation and the European Softball Federation which donated equipment.
Some primary school children were playing softball for the first time. Tara Henry said: “The Redcoats' great response during the goal setting sessions demonstrated the enormous potential that softball as a sport can have in breaking gender barriers.
“The event validated our mission and confirms the importance of offering athletes equal coaching in both skills and values. It also served as a useful starting point for academic investigation. RTB will use the results of research from the event to build a strong body of academic literature to disseminate educational materials in the field of Sport for Development.”