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  • 27
    Mar

    Men’s World Championship to have 20 teams

    With less than 100 days to the start of the 2017 Men’s Softball World Championship, the World Baseball Softball Confederation has announced that 20 countries—the second largest number in the event’s history – will take part.

  • 18
    Mar

    LondonSports offers fastpitch for girls 9-18

    Registration is now open at LondonSports for all girls aged 9-18 in the London area – regardless of previous experience—who want to get involved in fastpitch softball this year.

  • 18
    Mar

    Olympic baseball and softball to be played in Fukushima

    Fukushima’s Azuma Baseball Stadium has been added as an official venue for Olympic baseball and softball events at the Tokyo 2020 Games in a move designed to boost the region’s recovery from the March 2011 nuclear disaster.

  • 14
    Mar

    GB Trials put players through their paces

    Around 25 female players ranging in age from 15 through 33, plus half a dozen GB National Fastpitch Team coaches, turned up at Skinners Academy in Finsbury Park on Sunday 26 February to take part in trials for this year’s GB Women, GB Under-19 Women and GB Under-16 Girls’ teams.

  • 13
    Feb

    Mixed fastpitch team to play in Paris in March

    A select team of GB Under-19 players will shortly set off for France to take part in the annual Ermont Expos Mixed Fastpitch Tournament on 18-19 March in Ermont, a suburb of Paris.

  • 6
    Feb

    ESF Congress draws are kind to GB teams

    The annual European Softball Federation Congress took place in Belgrade, Serbia from 2-5 February, and draws made to determine pools for two important Championships coming up this summer were relatively kind to British teams.

  • 21
    Jan

    GBFL to run pre-season training days in Langley

    The Great Britain Fastpitch League (GBFL) will be running a series of pre-season indoor training days on four Saturday afternoons in February and March at the Langley Academy in Langley, near Slough.

  • 21
    Jan

    GB Select Team finishes fourth in Indoor Cup

    A GB Select Team made up of GB Women and GB Under-19 players, plus three guest pitchers, finished fourth out of 16 teams at the prestigious annual Indoor Cup in Schiedam, Netherlands, on the weekend of 14-15 January.

  • 10
    Jan

    Coaches and manager needed for new GB Team

    The GB Softball programme is planning to launch a new national team in 2017 – a GB Under-16 Boys’ Fastpitch Team—and a Team Manager and additional coaches are needed.

  • 9
    Dec

    IOC approves baseball/softball stadium for 2020

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has welcomed the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to approve the 30,000-seat Yokohama Stadium as the main venue for baseball and softball events at the Olympic Games in Japan in 2020.

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