Softball New Zealand
Mr. W.H. Wilson, of the Ford Motor Company, has been credited for introducing softball to New Zealand in the early 1930s. It was, however, the American sailors who first played a softball game, and formally introduced softball as a recreational sport in 1935. Organized competitions took place in 1937-38, thus paving the way for the establishment of the Wellington Softball Association in 1937. The formation of an even bigger organization ensued as the sport spread throughout the country, with the New Zealand Softball Council formed in January 11, 1938.