Minor ball in need of umpires

Umpires needed for Ponoka Minor Ball season, training included.

Ponoka News Staff

Ponoka Minor Ball Association is appealing for volunteers to act as umpires in the upcoming minor ball season with the promise that the volunteers will have their training clinics paid for by the association.

President Tina Nielsen of the Minor Ball Association was speaking after the annual general assembly of the organization that took place during the first week of March when, she said, they had an adequate number of volunteer coaches signed up for the season and that they were happy with the levels of player registration so far.

She added that registration of new players would still be accepted until the end of April with registration forms available on the webiste as well as at the Aquaplex.

Nielsen also said Ponoka minor ball teams would be wearing new uniforms this season, apparently a new way of cheering up both players and enthusiasts.

The association is tentatively scheduled to host a softball tournament for girls’ teams in the area during the May long weekend, from Friday, May 20 to Sunday, May 22, and once the plans are finalized, tournament schedule will be announced.

During the AGM, the new executive of the association was elected with Holly Ellison taking on the role of treasurer, Marcie Willier as uniform coordinator, Lucas Willier as softball coordinator and Michelle Reed as baseball coordinator. Two new board members were also given new responsibilities with Sean Burnett taking on the function of equipment coordinator and Wanda Liddle becoming registrar.