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About London Lightning Fastball
Our goal is to provide an opportunity for girls of all ages, in London and the surrounding Western Ontario area, to play competitive fastball at the Tier I or Tier II Level with the goal of competing for Provincial and National Championships.
The London Girls Competitive Fastball Association was founded in 1987 by Dave Hyman and the name London Lightning was adopted in 1996. We began with two teams and eventually grew to where we had up to seven teams ranging from Mite to Senior age levels.
The girls play two games each week during the season which lasts from early May until early August. One game each week is played at our home Stronach Park diamonds on Sanford Street in Northeast London. The other game is on the road. In all, there are between 20 and 25 league games per season, plus 2-3 tournaments (less games and tournaments at the Squirt level) and provincial Qualifiers and Championships.
Playing at the elite level has been rewarding in other ways. About 20 Lightning players have been awarded scholarships to universities and colleges in the United States and 5 former players currently play for the 3x National Champion Western Mustangs.
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"I love to watch you play"