Auckland Softball is excited to be hosting the 59th Annual NZ Men's Evergreens Tournament. This tournament is by invitation only. Please see the tournament details below and the link to register your team. Keep an eye out as there is more information to come! 

Tournament Details:

DATES: Friday 1st March - Saturday 2nd March 2024
LOCATION: Coline Lawrie Fields, Pukekohe 

Team Registrations:

To register your team, please use the link below. A player registration form will follow in the weeks to come.

  • $100 compulsory raffle fee and $50 entry fee per team to accompany Evergreens 2024 team registration form
  • Bank details: Auckland Evergreens a/c 01-0186-0078067-00
  • Tournament entries close: January 5th 2024
  • Maximum of 20 teams will be accepted for 2024

New this year:

  • A bond of $500 will be applicable to the four new Associations invited to this year's tournament. Payable with team registration.
  • Bond will be returned to teams who register for the 2025 tournament. 
  • All tournament information, program, team lists, draws, schedule and rules will be available online via the Auckland Softball website and App. 

2024 Event Schedule 

NZ Evergreens AGM

  • Thursday 29th February | 7:00pm - 7:30pm
  • Pukekohe Softball Clubrooms | Colin Lawrie Fields

NZ Evergreens Manager's Meeting

  • Thursday 29th February | 7:30pm - 7:00pm
  • Pukekohe Softball Clubrooms | Colin Lawrie Fields

Team Meet & Greet

  • Thursday 29th February | 5:00pm onwards
  • Main Tent | Colin Lawrie Fields

NEW: Home Run Derby

  • Friday 1st March (after round robin play is complete)
  • Open to all teams.
  • $100 per team to enter. Max 1 player to complete. Prize money based on all teams entering. Rules to follow.
  • First place team wins $1,000

CANCELLED: Ladies Day @ Bracu Restaurant    

  • Friday 1st March | 11:30am departure from Pukekohe Softball Clubrooms
  • Bracu Degustation Menu
  • Enjoy an elegant lunch at Bracu.
    Two course set menu: $89.90 per person (Entree & Main or Main & Dessert)
    Three course set menu: $104.90 per person
    ​​​​​​​Does not include adult beverages
  • Includes transportation to and from Bracu Restaurant.

Night of Champions

  • Saturday 2nd March | 6:00pm or immediately after the Championship game.
  • Main tent |Colin Lawrie Fields
  • Fun, casual night under the big tent. This is not a formal dinner. Selection of rotisserie meats, summer salads, breads & condiments.
  • $30 per person

Looking forward to seeing you all in Auckland!

Welcome to the NZ Evergreens 2024!

On behalf of the Auckland Softball and Franklin Softball Associations, we welcome you to the 59th Men's Evergreens Tournament in Pukekohe.

Whilst Franklin may be a new association, Pukekohe has a proud history of Softball and Colin Lawrie Fields has become one of the best tournament venues in New Zealand for Softball. It is now the home of The Easter Classic, which we look forward to announcing the new Masters Grade in 2025.

These tournaments don't happen without the significant investment of time by a few volunteers. I would like to thank Pam Behnke for her contribution to driving the operations of this tournament, and to Lawrence Joseph and his incredible team.

We look forward to sharing with you in the spirit of the game on and off the field.

Gareth Teahan
​​​​​​​CEO, Auckland Softball Association

Softball NZ CEO’s Welcome

On behalf of Softball New Zealand, I extend a friendly greeting to you all.

The NZ Men’s Evergreen Tournament has a proud history and remains a key feature of the summer for many to reconnect with old rivals and lifelong friends.

We wish to acknowledge hosts Auckland Evergreens Team and their organising committee who have worked to ensure the 59th Edition is another successful event. We trust this will be a memorable time enjoying the game we all love, and celebrating good times with mates.

Vaughn Dennison
​​​​​​​Softball New Zealand

Welcome from Auckland Council

It is a huge privilege and a pleasure to welcome everyone involved in the 2024 Evergreens Tournament being held for the first time here in Pukekohe.

The softball facilities at Colin Lawrie Fields are the result of the relentless drive and effort of a dedicated group of softball administrators and supporters who have been able to work with the wider Auckland Council and Franklin Local Board to create a facility I hope will continue to develop to become a major, built for purpose softball facility. Being able to host a tournament of this size and stature shows how that effort and investment is worth it.

Having the competitors, supporters and everyone involved with the tournament is a huge thing for the town and surrounding areas. Hopefully while you are here you are able to get out and about to experience everything the area has to offer.

I sincerely hope you enjoy your time here and that we see you back again.

Good luck and thanks,

Andy Baker
Franklin Ward Councillor
Auckland Council