BSF finds new venue for National Championships

Tue 15 Nov 2011

The British Softball Federation has added a new venue to its portfolio to host national championship competitions.

Burleigh Community College, a specialist sports college in Loughborough, Leicestershire, will hold the BSF League All-Star Nationals on July 7-8 next year and the BSF Single-Sex Slowpitch Nationals on July 21-22. The full address can be found in the Events section on this website.

Both events have been held at Birmingham City University's Moor Lane Sports Ground for the past few years, but the ground was not available next year on the dates the BSF requested, and Tournaments Officers Liz Graham and Lesley Morisetti found the new venue in Loughborough after an extensive search.

While the Single-Sex Nationals will be held next year on their usual date in the second half of July, the League All-Star Nationals will be about a month later than usual, in part to give leagues more time to select and prepare their representative team or teams.


College history

Burleigh Community College has a history that goes back nearly 300 years under a variety of names and in a number of locations, but it moved to its present site in 1957.

In 1997, Burleigh became one of the first six sports colleges in England. Since then it have acquired a national and international reputation for delivering high-quality, innovative and comprehensive programmes in sport and physical education. Burleigh is host to the School Sports Partnership for Loughborough and its surrounding area as well as being the hub for a whole host of community sport activities.

Extensive sport facilities include a sports centre, sports hall, 25m heated indoor swimming pool, pitches and floodlit all-weather pitch.

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