Month: March 2022

Decker Sports becomes Fastpitch Ireland Official Kit Partner

Fastpitch Ireland and Decker Sports USA (“Decker”) are proud to announce a new partnership agreement under which Decker will provide fully customised uniforms, apparel, gear and training products to all of Fastpitch Ireland national and representative teams. The partnership marks Decker’s first agreement with an international team and signifies the beginning of Decker’s global expansion.

As part of the agreement, all Fastpitch Ireland players, coaches and fans will also be provided exclusive access to Decker’s ProShop, or fanwear store, as well as the Direct to Player (“D2P”) program, which offers head-to-toe customised uniforms and apparel delivered directly to player’s doors, eliminating the need for any face-to-face interaction, and streamlining the overall uniform and apparel ordering process.

Fastpitch Ireland is excited to announce Decker Sports as our Official Kit Partner from the 2022 season onwards. Decker has a great reputation in the softball world. We look forward to being the first team to wear Decker Sports clothing and equipment in international competition. We are delighted to feature Decker Products as we travel around the world moving forward. Fastpitch Ireland and Decker will be an amazing partnership ensuring our players have the highest-level products as they represent our country!

Melanie Cunningham, Fastptich Ireland Director of Fastpitch & National Teams Head Coach

Decker is honored to partner with the staff and players of Fastpitch Ireland. We look forward to providing a one-of-a-kind experience to the Fastpitch Ireland program and creating a new standard for the international softball industry – customized uniforms and apparel inspired by the female athlete and developed exclusively with the female athlete in mind.

We firmly believe this partnership will help further develop Fastpitch Ireland’s dream of growing the sport and encouraging young female adults to find a sport for life in the game of softball and feel proud to wear the green of Ireland.

Joshua Pollack, VP of Sales at Decker Sports USA

About Decker Sports USA:

Decker Sports USA, based in Omaha, NE, was founded in 1994 from a game of catch between three brothers in their parent’s backyard using a small, toy baseball.  The brothers realized it was much more difficult to catch, throw and hit a small ball as compared to a regular sized baseball.  With this concept of training, Decker Sports USA was born.  After successfully selling to Major League Baseball as well as high schools and colleges across the globe, Decker set out to create a one-of-a-kind experience for all the diamond sports athletes through customization, convenience, and value in its pursuit of inspiring the human in the athlete.

“Become The Shamrock” and join the team on the field

To coincide with St. Patricks Day and our announcement of Decker Sports as our Official Kit Partner, Fastpitch Ireland have today announced the “Become The Shamrock” fundraising campaign.

“Become The Shamrock” provides 100 individuals/families and businesses the opportunity your name printed tone on tone on the body of a limited edition Ireland jersey and within the shamrock on the front of the jersey which will be worn by the team during the opening games of the Women’s European Championships and Under-22 European Championships in 2022. This unique opportunity is limited to 100 names only for a Donation of US$250 per name.

The Irish Senior and Under-22 Women’s Fastpitch Softball Teams will be representing Ireland at the Women’s European Championships in Spain in July 2022 and the Under 22 European Championships in Czech Republic in June 2022. The Irish Women’s teams are 100% self-funded and proceeds from this unique and limited opportunity to have your name on an Irish National Team jersey to be worn in competitive internationals will be used to offset players costs.

The team will proudly wear your name and embrace your support as we push for a gold medal. By choosing to “Become The Shamrock”, you will:
The team will proudly wear your name and embrace your support as we push for a gold medal. By choosing to “Become The Shamrock”, you will:
– Have your name printed tone on tone on the the limited edition jersey
– Have your name printed as part of the Shamrock on front of the the limited edition jersey
– Receive a limited edition replica jersey with your name as part of the Shamrock (only 100 will be made)
– Receive a certificate of authenticity
– Receive a photo of the team wearing the jersey
– Sponsorship donations made in the USA are tax deductible as Fastpitch Ireland is a registered US NGO (501c3).

To reserve your name on the Team Ireland jersey, please click the link below and you will be brought to the registration form:

Fastpitch Ireland gets a new look

Fastpitch Ireland, the governing body for Fastpitch Softball in Ireland, has rebranded with a new identity created by Amy White.

Fastpitch Ireland Logo

The new identity sees the previous pitcher in a homeplate logo replaced with a stylised homeplate, a softball and incorporating the shamrock while keeping the green colour scheme from the outgoing identity.

Fastpitch Ireland describes the new look as “a modernised and progressive logo… the shape of the home plate enclose the logo and uses the softball as the centre point and using the shamrock as a secondary point of interest. The colour palette looks at more muted tones of the tricolour to give it a more sophisticated look and feel.”

Fastpitch Ireland have also updated and re-imagined the National Team logo which will launch on team uniforms, training kit and fanware from today. The updated national team logo takes the home plate used in softball and combines the typeface and shamrock within it. The shamrock is a nod to the previous logo and gives the previous logo a fresh, modern look and feel. The colour palette is taken from the tricolours and updated and fresh with a bold and modern font.

“Supported by a distinctive, optimistic and progressive new brand together with clear values to create opportunities for girls and women of all ages to play softball in Ireland, Fastpitch Ireland collectively has the ingredients and tools to do just that. We want everyone to feel connected with the sport and Fastpitch Ireland’s ongoing success story. Our new brand certainly stands out and enables us to promote our sport in a way that will be more appealing and impactful to the sport’s growing Irish playing and fan base.”

Melanie Cunningham, Director of Fastpitch & WNT Head Coach
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