The Great Britain Men's Fastpitch Team Programme includes the following teams:

  • GB Senior Men's Team
  • GB Under-23 Men's Team
  • GB Under-18 Men's Team

 

GB Senior Men's Fastpitch Team

GB Men's Fastpitch Team 2017

Founded: 1998. The team played in European Championships for the first time in 1999 and then again in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018.

Head Coach: Colin Barrett

Team Manager: Ian Tomlin

Assistant Team Manager:  Jill Russell

Assistant Coaches: Robbie Robison, Duane Badenhorst

Pitching Coach:  Alyson Spinas-Valainis

Sports Therapist: Ryan Clarke

Current European Ranking: 4th

Current World Ranking: 18th

Last Official Competition: The 2018 European Championship played in the Czech Republic, where the team finished fourth and narrowly missed out on a World Cup place.

Next Official Competition:  The team has had to withdraw from the 2021 European Men's Championship due to the Covid pandemic. The next European Men's Fastpitch Championship will be held from 24-29 July 2023 in Horsholm, Denmark.


GB Under-23 Men's Fastpitch Team

Founded: 2020

Head Coach: Ian Tomlin

Team Manager: Jill Russell

Assistant Coaches: Duane Badenhorst, Alan Le Marquand

Sports Therapist: Danny O'Connor

Current European Ranking: N/A

Competition Information: This is a new age group in European Softball competition, and the first Under-23 Men's Fastpitch tournament was going to be a European Qualifier in 2021 to qualify teams for the first WBSC Under-23 Men's World Cup in 2022.  However, this tournament has now been cancelled, and no date has yet been set for a Men's Under-23 competition in Europe.


GB Under-18 Men's Fastpitch Team

GB Under-18 Men's Fastpitch Team

Founded: 1999 (formerly the GB Under-19 Men's Fastpitch Team)

Head Coach: Ian Tomlin

Team Manager: Jill Russell

Assistant Coaches: Duane Badenhorst, Alan Le Marquand, Trent Nash

Sports Therapist: Kila O'Boyle

Current European Ranking: 5th

Last Official Competition: The European Under-18 Men's Fastpitch Qualifier in 2019 in Israel, where the team finished fourth.

Next Official Competition: The team was planning to compete in the European Under-18 Men's Championship from 12-17 July 2021 in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, but has had to withdraw due to Covid-related issues.  The next European Under-18 Men's Championship is scheduled for 3-8 July 2023 in Sezimovo Usti, Czech Republic.

 

Tryout Information

Players based in the UK or overseas who wish to try out for one or more of these teams should start the process by completing and submitting a Men's Fastpitch Athlete Application Form on this link: https://forms.gle/Ue1b8jqnTz267upS7.

For trial and selection enquiries please email gbmenselections@britishsoftball.org.