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EMERALDS SELECTED FOR THE WBSC WOMEN’S WORLD CUP – GROUP A

The Emeralds will depart for the WBSC World Cup – Group A Qualifier with a fresh squad of 20 players, with 14 players set to make their official international tournament debut.


The touring team was selected from a training squad of 25 players selected from the 2023 Australian Women’s Championships in April.


Players and coaches will be heading to Sydney on the 1st of August for a training camp prior to departing for Thunder Bay Canada on the 6th of August. The Emeralds will take on Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea, Mexico and the USA from the 8th to the 12th of August with the top two teams progressing to the World Cup, and an additional wild card from the group determined based on results across the week.


Group B will be held in Japan during September. Six teams in total will progress to the Women’s World Cup Final to be held in Thunder Bay July 15th – 21st next year.


The Emeralds will be led by Manager Jason Pospishil, supported by Lisa Norrie (assistant coach), Sam Hamilton (assistant coach), Chris Oxpring (pitching coach), Ursula Howard (executive officer) and Tammy Ong (physiotherapist).



Photo: Shae Lillywhite – Credit: SMP Images.


2023 Emeralds:

Genevieve Beacom (VIC/Sandringham)

Allie Bebbere (VIC/Doncaster)

Kelsey Brennan (WA/Wanneroo)

Lili Cavanagh (VIC/Springvale)

Leah Cornish (WA/ Melville)

Morgan Doty (VIC/Newport)

Maddison Erwin (ACT/Weston Creek/Blacktown Workers)

Caitlin Eynon (WA/Melville)

Ticara Geldenhuis (NSW/Blacktown Workers)

Meaghan Haggart (WA/Wanneroo)

Maddison Heath (NSW/Blacktown Workers)

Abbey Kelly (VIC/Essendon)

Shae Lillywhite (VIC/Springvale)

Abbey McLellan (VIC/Footscray)

Carly Moore (SA/Adelaide)

Claire O’Sullivan (NSW/Greenaway)

Maddy Patrick (VIC/Springvale)

Ashley Patton (ACT/Blacktown Workers)

Jordan Richardson (NSW/Greenaway)

Maddison Tabrett (NSW/Blacktown Workers)


Staff:

Jason Popsishil (Manager – NSW)

Chris Oxpring (Pitching Coach – NSW)

Samantha-Jane Hamilton (Assistant Coach – VIC)

Lisa-Anne Norrie (Assistant Coach – QLD)

Ursula Howard (EO – VIC)

Tammy Ong (Physiotherapist – NSW)

SportsLink, Baseball Australia’s preferred travel partner, invites you to support the Emeralds in their 2023 Group A World Cup tournament in Thunder Bay, Canada.


Baseball.com.au event hub – click here.


WBSC event hub – click here.

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