|By Admin1 (admin) (pool-141-157-42-145.balt.east.verizon.net - 188.8.131.52) on Monday, February 09, 2004 - 10:26 pm: Edit Post|
We just published a story that says that Softball is now the second most popular sport in Botswana and that the coach of the national team says the sport was introduced into the country in the 1970's by Peace Corps Volunteers.
Who can shed some light on when and where it was first introduced?
|By Joy du Plessis (buffalo.iconnect.zm - 184.108.40.206) on Thursday, November 02, 2006 - 7:41 am: Edit Post|
I was a pcv in Botswana beginning in 1978. I coached the girls team at Matshekge Hill School from 79-81. Matshekge was a new school at that time and I introduced softball to the team. I think softball had been going for some time when I arrived although not in Bobonong. Our team went to the national championships in 1981 in Kanye. We came in 4th.
Joy du Plessis
|By Christopher Ricketts (220.127.116.11) on Tuesday, May 22, 2007 - 8:47 pm: Edit Post|
I was a British VSO volunteer, working at the Kagari Sechele II Secondary School in Molepolole in 1969.
I remember that PCV Gary Okihiro had his baseball bat, ball and glove sent out to him. The children were very interested in this sports equipment and perhaps it led naturally to an interest in softball.
Perhaps Gary ploughed the first furrow.....