Bears Softball Club

Bears for life!


History of Bears Softball Club

Bears Softball Club was originally founded in 1946 and is the oldest softball club in Queensland if not Australia. The club was founded by the 'Sigg Sisters', who saw the club as a means of encouraging women and girls to participate in sport after World War Two. One of the founding members, now a life member, Daphne Hass O.A.M (nee Sigg) was president of Brisbane Softball Association for 17 years. Daphne is still involved with Bears, attending Bears presentation days and BSA functions.


About Bears Softball Club

Through Softball, this club aims to promote team spirit and discipline and provides an avenue for children to learn, grow and mix in a social environment. Our highly experienced volunteer coaches aim to provide players of all ages and abilities the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills to their fullest potential. Bears is a family club where anyone is welcome. 

Bears Softball Club has a proud history of developing representative softball players from junior development teams through to Queensland, Australian and Olympic players.

This includes three Atlanta Olympians: Kim Cooper, Carolyn Crudgington, and Joyce Lester. Sandra Allen, Simone Morrow and Natalie Shapiro were selected to represent Australia at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. Jodie  Bowering and Kylie Cronk were selected to represent Australia at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Of all the players to represent Australia at the Olympics, over twenty percent have come from Bears.

Four of our current A grade players; Janice Blackman, Chelsea Forkin, Carmelle Sorensen and Jocelyn McCallum represented the Aussie Spirit (Australian Open Women's team) at the World Championships in Vancouver in 2016. 

This clearly demonstrates: "Bears Breed Sucess!"   

If you or your child wishes to play for Bears, please email us for more details. We are always looking for persons interested in coaching and/or scoring. If you are interested in either of these please contact us as well. All details about fees, etc, are located on this website for your perusal.