Ram­blers eye top four fin­ish in AFC


The Mt Al­bert Ram­blers are eye­ing a top four fin­ish in the Auck­land Fast­pitch Cham­pi­onship, which gets un­der way on Septem­ber 26.

The women’s team lost to the Western Mag­pies last year be­fore the semi­fi­nals in Nel­son.

A club spokesper­son says prepa­ra­tions for the new sea­son have been un­der way for a month.

She says the weather hasn’t played in their favour but they are op­ti­mistic about their chances this sea­son es­pe­cially with the U23 tour­na­ment to kick­start their buildup.

The Ram­blers host a three-day U23 tour­na­ment which be­gins on Fri­day, with the fi­nals be­ing played on Sun­day at 2pm.

Eden Roskill, North­cote, Waitakere Bears and Auck­land United have all con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the tour­na­ment.

‘‘This week­end is a great way to show­case the tal­ent we have in age group.

‘‘We hope to at­tract play­ers from all around New Zealand in the fu­ture.

‘‘This is the sec­ond time we have run this tour­na­ment. We won last year with Roost­ers, jointly due to the in­clement weather.’’

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