Fun in the sun
New Zealand’s Biggest Softball Event since 1982
The annual end of season men's and women's softball tournament - running for over 35 years!
Join us in celebrating the end of the softball season with a fun filled weekend at Akina Park! Hosted in the laid back city of Hastings, Fun in the Sun is all about kicking back and coming together to enjoy the sport we all love - softball!
Dates for 2019 tournament April 6th (Saturday) & 7th April (Sunday).
We now have entries for mixed teams. There must be at least 4 females on the diamond and women must pitch to women.
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Contact us at +64 27 4422935 or email Craig@ISA.org.nz
Proudly sponsored by Just Softball
New Zealand's leading agency for softball equipment and uniforms, both local and imported.
A whole lot of fun!
FUN IN THE SUN TOURNAMENT BEGAN IN 1982 AS THE 'STUART HAPE MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT' IN MEMORY OF STUART HAPE, A CLUB MEMBER WHO TRAGICALLY PASSED AWAY IN A CAR ACCIDENT WHILE TRAVELING TO A SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN TAUMARUNUI.
After gaining further sponsorship and support, the tournament was eventually changed to the Lion Red Fun in the Sun softball tournament.
Fun in the Sun has been organised by the same person, Craig Waterhouse, for the duration of the event - 36 years. During this time the tournament has not been rained out once, so here's hoping for another weekend of fine weather!
The tournament commences on Saturday at 8.30am and finishes up on Sunday afternoon. Teams are divided into sections and the winner of each section goes through to the playoffs. Detailed tournament rules can be found here.
Entries close on the 14th March, however we recommend submitting your entry as early as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to limited spaces and the popularity of the tournament, we sometimes have to decline entries. Entry preference will be given to customers of Just Softball, the tournament sponsor and New Zealand's leading agency for softball equipment and uniforms.
Be sure to read the safety information included here on our website.
And above all - get out there and have fun!