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The Softball New Zealand Emerging Sox teams are the stepping stone for many players, coaches and support staff into the Junior Sox programme. These teams have traditionally been assembled on a biennial basis for both the boys and girls and contest the Friendship Games held in Sydney, Australia each July.
The Emerging Sox teams are selected following the SNZ Age group tournaments held in January and are made up of players from throughout New Zealand. They have been very competitive historically and have provided a solid introduction to the rigours of international travel and competition to our talented teenage players.
Head Coach of the New Zealand Emerging Sox Boys Team Kurtis Tomkins has named a 15 man squad to compete in the Friendship Games this June-July in Sydney Australia.
Liam Udy-Johns, Manaaki Aranui (Hawkes Bay),
Ash Reihana, Jakzon Quinn (Canterbury),
Brad Carson (Hutt Valley)
Kody Clueard, Andre Hart, Tobias Makisi (Wellington),
Huw Davies, Jared Fuamatu, Seth Gibson, Harley Layt-Maynard (Auckland)
Joshua Kelly, Caleb Delany (Nelson)
Zachary Pene (Waikato)
Non Travelling Reserves
Jayden Britt (Canterbury), Cameron Durkin (Wellington), Waylon Tuhoro-Robinson (Hutt Valley)
Pallas Potter, Caitlyn Lewin, Te Haumihiata Landon-Lane, Teagan Tautala – Hanita (Hutt Valley)
Paiton Koko-Lutau, Georgia Tricker, Beyoncé Rehutai, Nikita Hiroki (Wellington)
Brittany Terrey, Olivia King (Canterbury)
Tatiana Rouru, Haley Carter, Grace McGillivray, Deija Wetere (Auckland)
Stevie Livingstone (Queensland, Australia)
In March then 16-year old Mount Albert Grammar School student Cole Evans was selected in the Black Sox Men’s softball team. Year 13 student Cole is a centre infielder who plays for the Mt Albert Ramblers club side. Former National U17 and U19 tournament MVP Cole was in the Black Sox team that finished runners-up to winners and home team Canada at the World Championships in June and July. He captained the MAGS school team earlier this year to win the national secondary schools title for the third consecutive time.