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 Under-16 Men's Team 

The programme was ranked 25th in the world -- up seven places from its previous ranking -- in November 2023.

Apply to be selected for a Men's Fastpitch Team here.

Programme Administrator

The Programme Administrator working on behalf of all four GB Men's Fastpitch Teams is Jill Russell.

GB Senior Men's Fastpitch Team

Founded: 1997. The team played in European Championships for the first time in 1999 and then again in 2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018 and 2023.

Head Coach: Darryl Herrmann
Team Operations Manager: Simon Thacker
Assistant Coach: To be appointed
Sports Therapist: To be appointed

Current European Ranking: 8th

Current World Ranking: 25th

Last Official Competition: The 2023 European Championship played in Denmark, where the team finished eighth.  The team had had to withdraw from the previous European Men's Championship, in 2021 due to Covid restrictions imposed on Great Britain.

Next Official Competition:  The next European Men's Fastpitch Championship will be held from 23-28 June 2025 in Havlickiv Brod, Czechia.

GB Under-23 Men's Fastpitch Team

Founded: 2020

Head Coach: Richard Brown
Team Operations Manager: Jill Russell
Assistant Coach/Pitching Coach: Damon Brown
Sports Therapist: Adam O'Grady

Current European Ranking: 4th

Last Official Competition: The first-ever European Under-23 Men's Fastpitch Championship held in Sezomovo Usti in the Czech Republic from 6-9 July 2022.  This tournament was also a qualifier for the first-ever WBSC Under-23 Men's World Cup, scheduled for October 2022.  The GB Under-23 Men finished fourth at the Europeans and missed out on World Cup qualification.

Next Official Competition:  The 2025 European Under-23 Men's Championship.  The tournament will take place in Kunovice in Czechia, but dates have yet to be announced..

GB Under-18 Men's Fastpitch Team

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

Head Coach: Ian Tomlin
Team Operations Manager: Beccy Adams
Assistant Coach: Alan Le Marquand
Sports Therapist: Kila O'Boyle

Current European Ranking: 5th

Last Official Competition: The European Under-18 Men's Fastpitch Championship in Sezimovo Usti, Czech Republic in 2023, where the GB Team finished fourth.

Next Official Competition:  The next European Under-18 Men's Championship is scheduled for 2026 in Havlickuv Brod in Czechia, but dates  have yet to be confirmed.  

GB Under-16 Men's Fastpitch Team

Founded: 2023

Head Coach: Natalie Fox
Team Operations Manager: Martin Leslie​​​​​​​
Assistant Coach: Ben Taylor
Sports Therapist: Megan Tubridy

Current European Ranking: 4th 

Last Official Competition: The European Under-16 Men's Fastpitch Championship in Sezimovo Usti, Czechia, in July 2023.  The GB Team finished fourth.

Next Official Competition:  The European Under-16 Men's Championship in 2026 in Havlickuv Brod in Czechia.  Dates have yet to be confirmed.

Tryout Information

Players based in the UK or overseas who wish to try out for one or more of the teams shown above should start the process by completing and submitting a Men's Fastpitch Athlete Application Form on this link

For trial and selection enquiries please email