Story: Softball and baseball

Jenkins Gym women's team, Athletic Park, Wellington, 1949

Jenkins Gym women's team, Athletic Park, Wellington, 1949

Alf Jenkins, fitness advocate, sports promoter and gym proprietor, coached the Jenkins Gym men's and women's softball teams. He also captained the men's team, which in 1940 won the inaugural national inter-club championship, the John Lennon Trophy. The Jenkins Gym women's team won an inter-club title in 1947.

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Tony Smith and David Green, 'Softball and baseball - Origins and organisation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/39624/jenkins-gym-womens-team-athletic-park-wellington-1949 (accessed 19 March 2019)

Story by Tony Smith and David Green, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Jul 2015