News (ESF / WBSC)
Softball Europe calls off 2021 Co-ed Slowpitch Championship
11 May 2021
The Softball Europe Board has taken what they are calling the “tough decision” to call off the 2021 European Co-ed Slowpitch Championship, which had been scheduled for 15-19 June in Colorno, Italy.
Covid forces GB Teams to withdraw from European competitions
27 April 2021
No GB National Teams will be competing in official European tournaments this summer for reasons directly related to the Covid-19 pandemic.
GB Softball to receive £288,750 in Olympic funding
30 March 2021
BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK), the British Softball Federation (BSF) and UK Sport today announced that the GB Women’s Senior Fastpitch Softball Team has been awarded £288,750 from UK Sport’s National Squads Support Fund for the 2024 Olympic cycle.
WBSC carries out major overhaul of Softball World Cup competitions
1 March 2021
The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) announced a major overhaul of its Softball World Cup competitions and calendar on 26 February, with all World Cups moving to a four-year cycle, many with fewer participating teams.
GB Men’s Teams looking for new players for 2021
6 January 2021
All three GB Men’s Fastpitch Teams - Senior, Under-23 and Under-18 - are looking for players interested in trialing for one or more of these squads in 2021. The teams are planning to play in European Championship or Qualifier tournaments this summer.
ESF announces softball calendar for 2021-23
6 July 2020
With almost all its Championship and Cup tournaments postponed in 2020, the European Softball Federation has now announced a crowded calendar of events for 2021, including a number of tournaments postponed from this year, along with some events in 2022 and 2023.
Softball leader Don Porter dies aged 90
10 June 2020
Former International Softball Federation (ISF) President and World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Co-President Don Porter, who played a pivotal role in getting softball into the Olympic Games, died on Sunday 7 June aged 90 at his home in Oklahoma City.
Softball Europe to broadcast Coaches’ Panel
29 May 2020
Softball Europe and the European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA) will introduce a new Coach Panel discussion on Facebook Live on Saturday 30 May featuring GB Women’s Team Head Coach Rachael Watkeys.
European coaches partner with NFCA
11 March 2020
The European Softball Coaches Association (ESCA) and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) in the United States have reached a partnership agreement in an effort to share and increase the knowledge of coaches throughout Europe.
ESF looking for Media Officers for tournaments
17 February 2020
Softball Europe (formerly the European Softball Federation) is looking for people with social media and writing skills to serve as a Media Officer at one or two European Championship or Cup tournaments this summer.