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Softball Australia to Send Players to the NPF

February 17, 2017 - Collingwood VIC, Australia (February 16, 2017) - Some of Australia's best female softball players will have the opportunity of a lifetime when they join the Chicago Bandits to play professionally in the USA this year. Softball Australia announced today one of the most pivotal agreements in women's softball history, signing a Memorandum of Understanding with National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) in the USA for the 2017 season and beyond. After months of negotiation between Softball Australia CEO Chet Gray and NPF Commissioner Che... Full Story

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Village of Rosemont Assumes Ownership of Chicago Bandits Franchise for 2017

February 1, 2017 - Rosemont, Ill.- The Village of Rosemont announced today that it will assume the ownership of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Chicago Bandits team franchise for the 2017 season. Under the new ownership, updates will be made to the 2017 team roster and a new head coach will be announced at a later date. The new ownership also includes the announcement of longtime Village of Rosemont financial analyst, Toni Calmeyn, as the team's new general manager. "The Ballpark at Rosemont--a stadium that was built for women's softball-... Full Story

Breakers Return to Palisades for 2017 Season

January 31, 2017 - NEWPORT BEACH, CALIF. - The Orange County Breakers will call the Palisades Tennis Club home for the 2017 Mylan World TeamTennis season. The Breakers previously played at the Newport Beach-based Palisades Tennis Club from 2003-2006.   "We are very excited to once again team up with Palisades and bring the Breakers back to their first-ever home," said Breakers General Manager Allen Hardison. "Club owner Ken Stuart and his staff are very familiar with our product and we have no doubt that this first-class venue will provide... Full Story

Npf Winter Meeting Results

January 24, 2017 - Nashville, TN -- National Pro Fastpitch held its annual Winter Meetings January 18-20 in Nashville. Representatives from all teams, including owners and General Managers, were on hand to discuss and plan for the upcoming 2017 season. Each year, the Winter Meetings yield policy changes, rule approvals and adjustments, and the upcoming season schedule, among other things. Highlighting this year's results are an increase in the team salary cap and an increase in the maximum players allowed on a roster. In addition, some g... Full Story

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