Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

Black Sox win will inspire young Kiwis

Louisa

WALL

MP for Manurewa

Associate Spokesperson for Sport and Recreation

10 March 2013 MEDIA STATEMENT

Black Sox win will inspire young Kiwis


Labour’s associate spokesperson for Sport and Recreation, Louisa Wall, today congratulated the New Zealand Men’s Softball team, the Black Sox, for winning ISF Men’s World Softball Championship outright for the fifth time.

“This is an outstanding achievement and example for our aspiring athletes.

"With today’s win the Black Sox have become the only team since the Champs began in 1966 to win five championships outright, and to come first equal in one other. That record trumps the USA.

“The atmosphere in the crowd at Albany's Tradestaff Stadium was euphoric. It was wonderful to see so many people supporting our national team.

Louisa Wall also congratulated an inspired Venezuela team who gained their first medal and a first for a South American country.


"Their inspirational win against the reigning world champs, Australia, was full of emotion which may be a reflection of the loss the whole country has felt with the death of Hugo Chavez earlier this week.

“But the steady play by the Black Sox saw New Zealand come out on top in the end, a win that will serve as a wonderful motivator for up-and-coming athletes in the sport,” Louisa Wall said.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Ch-Ch-Changes At IRD

job cuts aren’t happening at the IRD, exactly. Instead, there’s apparently a ‘transformation’ in store, and jobs won’t be axed ; no, they will be ‘transformed’ before our eyes into… non-jobs, if you happen to be among the unlucky legion of 1,900 who are being lined up for transformation, which seems to work rather like a secular version of the Rapture.

Except that at IRD, not even your shoes will be left behind. More>>

 

Christchurch Mental Health: Hospital Too 'Awful' For Reviewers To Visit

Jonathan Coleman has to stop the stalling over a new building for mental health services in Christchurch to replace the quake damaged Princess Margaret Hospital, says Labour’s Health spokesperson David Clark... More>>

ALSO:

Greens Call For Govt Action: Children Sick Because Of NZ Housing

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians president-elect said today that children with preventable respiratory illnesses are being re-admitted to hospital because they're being sent back to cold, damp homes. More>>

ALSO:

Less Tax Cut, More Spending: Labour Launches Fiscal Plan

“Labour will invest $8 billion more in health, $4 billion more in education and $5 billion more for Kiwi families through Working for Families, Best Start and the Winter Energy Payment than the Budget 2017 projections for the forecast period.” More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Greens’ Room For Political Pragmatism

The Greens here are currently being criticized by the commentariat for not making the same kind of pragmatic choices that sunk the Democrats in Australia. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Being Humane About Welfare, Child Support, And Tax

It made for an unusual Venn diagram, but Greens co-leader Metiria Turei and Finance Minister Steven Joyce were briefly sharing some common elements this week in the set that says – hey, don’t use the powers of the state in ways guaranteed to make the system you’re trying to defend worse, not better. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election