The French Baseball & Softball Federation is happy to announce the birth of the France International Softball Fastpitch Tournament.

Also named Achille Challenge as a tribute to former French National Team Manager Claude ACHILLE, the tournament is set to be played every two years as a preparation for National Teams ahead of the Women's Softball European Championship.

The inaugural edition will take place in Saint-Raphaël, June 16-18, 2017.

Located in the French Riviera, Saint-Raphaël is the host city of the French National Softball Academy where the tournament is to be played.

Accommodation & catering is available on site. 

Any european national team willing to participate is invited to contact Céline LASSAIGNE, French NT Manager at or François COLLET at

Invitation with more information is available here: Achille Challenge 2017.pdf

/cover photo by Glenn Gervot/
-François Collet, Helena Novotná-