Updated: Feb 24
Born in 1982 in Redcliffe, Jodie's mother got her involved with teeball as an eventual gateway to softball as a six-year-old. At the time, her mother was playing club softball. In 2008, she competed in the Queensland Open Women's State Championships where she played for the Brisbane side. She represented Queensland in national competitions and in 2007, she represented the state in the Gilleys Shield. She was a member of the Queensland team in 2008. She was part of the 2012 side that finished third at the Gilleys Shield.
Jodie made the AIS Squad in 2007, which led to her selection for the Australian Open Women's team. She made her debut for Australia in 2007 at the China/Australia Challenge in her home state, Queensland, and she didn't take long to make her mark on the game, hitting a home run in her first game.
After only 12 months in the AIS squad, Jodie made the 2008 Beijing Olympic team and won a bronze medal with the Australian team, and attended the welcome home Olympian parade in Adelaide.
Jodie was a dedicated athlete. She was often known to train six days a week. A natural left hander, she was well known for her ability to change a game with one swing of the bat.
Jodie represented the Australia Softball team for 7 years from 2007 to 2014. She played 185 games for her country.
Jodie competed at the Cross-fit games 2015-16 and is a physical education and health teacher and has taught at North Lakes State College 2008-2013.
She was inducted into the Queensland Softball Hall of Fame in 2018 and the Softball Australia Hall of Fame in 2018.
Jodie Bowering is listed on the wall of the Redcliffe Wall of Fame:
A collection of portrait and information honouring the achievements of individuals who have influenced and shaped Redcliffe. The collection is in the Jetty Arcade at 139-141 Redcliffe Parade.
For a complete list of people who appear on the wall click on the following blog post: