GB Women’s Fastpitch Team
Founded: 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.