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
     

Programme Administrator

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

GB Senior Men's Fastpitch Team

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 Operations Manager: Lars Looijen
Assistant Coach: Gareth Purchase
Pitching Coach: Alyson Spinas-Valainis
Consultant Coach:  Marielle Vleugels
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.  The team had had to withdraw from the 2021 European Men's Championship due to Covid issues.

Next Official Competition:  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: Richard Brown
Team Operations Manager: Jill Russell
Assistant Coach: Trent Nash
Pitching Coach: Damon Brown
Team Support: Ian Tomlin
Sports Therapist: Kila O'Boyle

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 2024 European Under-23 Men's Championship.  Dates and venue have yet to be announced.


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 Operations Manager: Jill Russell
Assistant Coaches: Josh Peat and Alan Le Marquand
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.  The team was planning to compete in the European Under-18 Men's Championship 2021 in Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic, but had to withdraw due to Covid-related issues. 

Next Official Competition:  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://tinyurl.com/48y96apz.

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