Life Member Profile – Ken Culpitt

Name: Ken Cilpitt

Date of Birth: 19th March, 1952

Number of years involved in Softball: 40

Position/s Played: Umpire and Administrator

Where in Canberra did you play Softball? Mawson, Narrabundah, Hawker, Woden, Kambah

Representative Honours: 1986 Vancouver Cup
1988 Men’s World Championship
1991 Youth Girl’s World Championship
1992 Men’s World Championship
1995 Youth Girl’s World Championship
1999 Youth Girl’s World Championship
2001 Youth Boy’s World Championship

Greatest achievement as an official: Gold Medal Game 1988 & 1992 Men’s World Championships
Australian Umpire of the Year 1998
President Softball ACT
Director Softball ACT Umpires
Board Member Softball Australia

Most memorable moment: ACT Women winning 1978 Gilley’s Shield before a crowd of 10,000 at Phillip Oval, Woden and
ACT Men winning 1989 John Reid Shield

Awards attained: Life Member ACT Softball Umpires Association
Life Member ACT Softball Association
Life Member Softball Australia
Hall of Fame International Softball Federation
2000 Australian Sports Medal

Best advice given to you: Help make the game at grassroots fun and strong

Greatest change you’ve observed over the years: Transition of the ACT and Australian Men’s Softball Program from grassroots to Australian and World Champions

Are you currently participating in softball or other sporting competitions? Yes, golf