Robin Duff

Robin started playing softball at the age of seven for North Curtin. During 1971 – 1980 she progressed through to the seniors ranks playing for the Panthers, who won every premiership but one.

Robin’s talent was recognised at an early age as she first represented the ACT at the age of nine. Her natural ability saw her competing against older and more experienced players for most of her younger years.

She played in the State U/16 representative team for seven years and pitched in each of the six National titles won by ACT. From 1972 – 1977 Robin competed as a senior playing for the ACT Open Team who won the championships in 1978, 1979 and 1980.

Robin was first selected to play for Australia in 1977. Representing Australia, Robin competed in the Trans Tasman Tournament in 1977, the World Series in 1978 and the Pan Pacific Tournament in 1980. Robin was pitcher for the Australian side as well as playing third base and stopper in all these encounters.

Softball, not being an Olympic sport, had limited competition and international matches were hard to come by. This did not deter Robin from achieving the highest possible level in softball and becoming a great ambassador for the sport at State and National level.

 

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Born: 28 August 1961

Inducted: 1998

 

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