Director and Foundation President
Cheryl-Lea has lived in Brisbane her whole life, except for a 6 month stint in Italy in 2000 where she played softball. She retired from softball at a young age (24yrs old) and only started playing again when she qualified to play Masters (35 yrs old) with the Play for a Cure team. Cheryl-Lea is very passionate about finding a cure for cancer as many of her family and friends have been affected by this disease, and joined Play for a Cure as a board member in 2013.
Director and Foundation Vice President
Anne is an inaugural P4AC board member and remains heavily involved in softball. Anne was involved with the Qld U19 team as an Assistant Coach and Head coach for 10 years, winning the national championships in 2014. Anne continues to coach and play at club level and has done so for over 30 years. Anne works full time in the Queensland Police Service, and has for 25+ years, after receiving her teacher’s degree.
Co. Secretary, Director, Foundation Secretary and Treasurer
Leigh works full time and has for over 35 years, in the banking and telecommunications industries. Leigh has been having involved in all types of sport for the majority of her life as either a player, manager, coach or administrator, including 4 years as President of Brisbane Softball Association. Leigh remains in softball, coaching for 10+ years in her local competition, hosting school holiday softball camps under the banner of DFM Softball, and playing in the Play for a Cure Master’s softball team (an annual fundraising event). Leigh was born and raised in Brisbane. Except for a six year stint in Sydney, Leigh has lived in either Brisbane or the Gold Coast all her life. Leigh lives with her partner Peter and their two dogs and loves fundraising, sport, travelling and reading.
Director and Board Member
Brooke is an inaugural P4AC Director whose softball career has taken her all over the world and to 3 Olympic games (96, 00, 04). Brooke has been inducted into the International Softball Federation, Australian Softball Federation, and the Softball Queensland Hall of Fame. Brooke continues to give back to the younger generation and was a Qld U19 coach for 9 years. Brooke has also worked on the administration side of softball, being a former Brisbane Softball Association Vice President and currently works with Softball Australia. Brooke is married to Lachlan and has 2 young girls.
Debbie is Toowoomba born and bred. Debbie has been involved with Toowoomba Softball Association for over 30 years having started as Secretary of the Association at the age of 16. Debbie received TSA life membership in 1998 and additionally is a Queensland Softball and Softball Australia service award recipient. Debbie has managed the QLD U19 Men for the past 10 years – winning 3 national titles. Debbie is currently employed as the administration officer at Goodstart Early Leaning Harristown. Debbie has had a number of close friends battle cancer over the years and nine months ago Debbie lost her much-loved Aunty to Cancer which has hit her family very hard. Debbie’s Warriors Masters team always support P4AC each year with fundraising for a cure but it gives Debbie a great honour to now be involved as a Board member.