GB Women’s Fastpitch Team

GB Women's Fastpitch TeamFounded: 1985. The team has played in European Championship competitions since the early 1990s.

Team Manager: Simon Mortimer

Head Coach: Rachael Watkeys

Assistant Coach: Liz Knight 

Pitching Coach: Tina Whitlock

Physio: Kim Hannessen

Current European Ranking: 5th

Ranking at 2016 World Championships: 13th

Last Official Competition: The 2016 Women's World Championships in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, where the team finished 13th but was the second highest-placed European team (behind the Netherlands) and played very close games on even terms with some of the top teams in the world.

Next Official Competitions:  The 2017 European Women's Championships in Bollate, Italy.  The goal will be qualification for the 2018 World Championships in Japan by finishing in one of the top three places, as the GB Women's Team programme continues its build-up to Olympic Qualifiers in 2019.

Tryout Information: Women based in Britain who wish to try out for the team, including women who have only played slowpitch, should contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Players based outside Britain should also contact Simon Mortimer for information on how they can be seen and assessed.