2018 begins with Sefton Softball League relocating to what will hopefully become a permanent home at Play Football North in Thornton, Liverpool. This venue, with space for up to four pitches, an on-site bar and changing rooms offers a lot of potential for the development of the league for years to come.
All 5 teams have seen additions to the playing roster and with the introduction of beginners softball sessions for both adults and juniors running alongside the league we are hoping to add a 6th team to the league in the very near future.
Reigning Champions Crosby Vikings f
ace a tough challenge trying to retain the League for the 4th time this season after losing GB under 19 player Andy Lott who has moved on to become the new captain of the Southport Seagulls.
This addition, alongside 3 other new faces will see a significant improvement in the Seagulls hopes this season.
Last season’s runners up St Helen’s Sabres will look to build on their impressive progress last season which saw them just missing out on their first title in a tense head to head match up in the final game of the season against eventual winners Crosby Vikings.
The Sefton Sharks have added to their squad again this season and with returning players will be hoping to finally transform their Manchester League form into success in the Sefton League.
Last season’s bottom team Formby Fins have made some important pre-season signings, adding some experience to their ranks alongside an experienced pitcher and are expected to substantially increase the numbers in their win column this time around.