2024 Blacktown Junior International Challenge - Review

Published Mon 25 Mar 2024

What a weekend it was at Blacktown International Sportspark with Softball NSW hosting their 15th Blacktown Junior International Challenge in an event full of colour and fun across the diamonds from our players, officials and spectators. This year's Blacktown Junior International Challenge was arguably the biggest one yet! with seven NSW teams featuring in the tournament competing against international competition from Japan and New Zealand with Canberra Pride also attending the event. The atmosphere was electric across the weekend with plenty of support for our NSW teams enabling them to showcase their talents on the grandest stage with beautiful weather as the backdrop for an action - packed weekend of softball in an experience our players won't forget. 

Final Placings - Boys 

Champions - Japan Victory 

Runners Up - Japan Phoenix 

3rd Place - Japan Champion 

4th Place - ISA New Zealand 

5th Place - NSW Strikers 

6th Place - NSW Slammers 

7th Place - NSW Sliders 

8th Place - Canberra Pride 

Final Placings - Girls 

Champions - Japan Dreams 

Runners Up: NSW Stealers 

3rd Place - Japan Princess 

4th Place - NSW Sliders 

5th Place - NSW Slammers 

6th Place - NSW Strikers 

7th Place - Canberra Pride 


Friendship Game Result - Boys 

Japan All Stars 7 - Invitational 2 

Friendship Game Result - Girls 

Japan All Stars 2 - Invitational 1 


Level 2 Umpire Accreditations 

Softball NSW congratulates the following umpires who received their Level 2 Umpire Accreditations at this weekend's tournament. 

Xy Scott - North Shore 

Rory Taylor - North Shore 

Jo Biondi - Penrith City 

Softball NSW would like to express our sincerest thanks to all the players, officials, organisers, volunteers and attendees of the event for making the 2024 Blacktown Junior International Challenge a great success. 

For any further information relating to the event, please contact Softball NSW Events & Facilities Coordinator Aimee Sutton at or Softball NSW Media Marketing and Content Officer Angus Hewitt at