Support Your National Teams

Great Britain Baseball and Softball National Teams have achieved significant results over the past decade in European and world competitions, despite the fact that none of them now receive any public funding whatsoever -- and most of them never did.

So it is nothing short of amazing that:

  • The GB Women's Fastpitch Team has been ranked as high as second in Europe and competed in World Championships in 2010, 2012 and 2014.
  • The GB Senior Baseball Team was recently ranked second in Europe and was selected to play in one of the qualifying tournaments for the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
  • The GB Co-ed Slowpitch Team has won nine straight European Championships.
  • The GB Men's Fastpitch Team is ranked fourth in Europe and ninth in the world.
  • The GB Under-19 Women's Fastpitch Team finished ninth at its first-ever World Championship in 2013 as the highest-ranking European team and finished fourth in European Championships in 2014.
  • GB youth baseball and fastpitch softball teams in all age groups are making progress up the European rankings.

But maintaining our national team programmes at this level is becoming increasingly difficult as players and their families, and in many cases coaches and managers as well, struggle with the costs of training, preparation and official competitions overseas, which can amount to tens of thousands of pounds per team per year. So our national teams need help from the baseball and softball communities.

Below is a list of the official European and World tournaments that GB softball teams will be competing in in 2015, and beside each entry is a donate button that will allow you to make a contribution through Paypal to help that team get to its competition. Anything you can do to help, no matter how small, will be gratefully received!

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GB Women's Fastpitch Team
European Championships
July 20-25
Rosmalen, Netherlands

 

GB Junior (U-19) Women's Fastpitch Team
ISF Junior World Championships
August 8-16

Oklahoma City, USA
 

GB Co-ed Slowpitch Team
European Championships
July 28-August 1
Dupnitsa, Bulgaria

 

GB Junior (Under-19) Men's Fastpitch Team
European Championships
Jul
y 13-18
Most, Czech Republic
 

GB Cadette (Under-16) Girls' Fastpitch Team
European Championships
Jun
e 29-July 4
Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy
 

GB Minime (U-13) Girls' Fastpitch Team
European Massimo Romeo Youth Trophy (formerly ESF European Minime Championships)
August 12-15
Collechio, Parma, Italy


GB Men's Fastpitch Team
ISF Men's World Championships (if granted a wild card entry
June 26-July 5
Sasketoon, Saskatchewan, Canada