The British Softball Federation is seeking applications for the position of Head Coach for the GB Senior Men’s Fastpitch Team following the resignation of Robbie Robison for personal reasons.

Robbie had been in charge of the GB Men’s Team since February 2023 and led the team at the 2023 European Championship in Denmark last July, where they finished eighth. 

The team will not have an official European competition in 2024 but will hope to attend one or more invitational tournaments to prepare for the next European Men's Fastpitch Championship, scheduled to be played from 23-28 June 2025 in Havlickuv Brod, Czechia.

The GB Men’s programme as a whole is currently 25th in the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) world rankings, having jumped by seven places in 2023, more than any other country.

Current direction

The Federation is looking for a Head Coach who will continue to emphasise the training and selection of British-based players within the GB Men’s Team programme, and the integration of Senior and age-group teams, although overseas-based players with a British passport or the eligibility to acquire one are still welcome to trial for the team.

Anyone applying for the Head Coach position who is based outside the UK will be expected to travel to Britain on a regular basis to work with players in the UK.

The deadline for applying for this position is 5.00 pm on Friday 23 February 2024.

Main responsibilities

The main responsibilities for the Head Coach of a Great Britain National Team, working in conjunction with the Team Manager and other staff, are to:

  • Take part in the selection and appointment of team staff.
  • Design and oversee annual player trials and selection.
  • Plan and oversee team training and competition in years when there is no European Championship.
  • Plan and oversee team training and camps in years when the team is competing in a European Championship.
  • Lead the team and staff at competitions.
  • Play a leading role in post-competition reviews.
  • Work in conjunction with other National Team programmes and coaches to maintain a consistent philosophy and approach throughout GB Softball.
  • Maintain consistent communication with players and staff throughout each year to help ensure programme unity and continuity.

Full job specs for a GB Softball Head Coach can be found here

How to apply

Anyone interested in applying for the position of GB Senior Men’s Fastpitch Team Head Coach should complete the GB Staff Application Form on this link

Any questions about the position should be sent to BSF National Teams Officer Alice Hunter.


All staff positions on GB National Teams are voluntary; no one is paid a salary or fee.  However, costs for staff members are fully covered when a national team goes abroad for competition, and expenses connected with training and competition in the UK can be claimed if necessary.

Further information and references will be required and shortlisted candidates will be interviewed in person or electronically as circumstances allow.