GB Minime (Under-13) Girls’ Fastpitch Team (also known as the London Cubs)

Founded in 2004

Team Manager: Julie Spittle

Head Coach: To be appointed.

Assistant Coaches: Jodie Rushin, Nadya Pavlova, Elysee La Porte, Jasmine Rushin.

Current European Ranking: 5th (Futures Division).

Last Official Competition:  The Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy (formerly the European Minime Championships), held in Collecchio, Italy near Parma, in August 2017, where the team won two games, competed in most others and finished in fifth position in the Futures Division.

Next Official Competition: The Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy in Collechio, Italy in 2018.

Tryout Information - 9-13 years of age:  Squad trials will be held in the spring of 2018.  Players do not need any previous fastpitch or even softball experience to attend trials, just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.  To attend trials or practices, contact Head Coach Beth Perkins.

Leagues for Under-13 players

London Sports provides playing opportunities for girls and boys from 5-15 years of age in both softball and baseball.  GB coaches will assess players for the 2018 GB Under-13 European travel team.  Games are played at Wormwood Scrubs, Artillery Way, off Du Cane Road, Wormwood Scrubs, London W12 OAE.  For more information, see or follow on twitter: @london_sports.

Winter opportunities

BSUK's Academy Softball allows players to continue to play and train over the winter and into the spring, ensuring they are prepared for the 2018 season.  The Academy is open to all players aged 10 and up, and there are national and regional sessions.  For dates and venues during the 2017-18 off-season, check The Academy section of BSUK's website, and to register for National and/or Regional Academy Softball sessions, please go to the Academy Registration Page.

Finding Softball

An inspiring video talk on how one member of the GB Under-13 Team discovered softball can be seen here:

For more information about the GB Under-13 programme please contact Beth Perkins.