BSF sets out new affiliation fees proposal

Thu 17 Jan 2019

The BSF Executive has devised a new and simplified team affiliation fees proposal for 2019 and beyond, which will be presented at the BSF AGM in February.

BSF team affiliation fees were last raised in 2016 – and over the years, the fee structure has become ever more complicated.  For 2019, the BSF is proposing fewer membership categories, with fees slightly higher for some categories of members and lower for others.

2019 Affiliation Fees

The proposed fees for 2019 are shown below, with the fees that each category of team paid in 2018 shown in brackets.

Full-Member League Teams:  £200  [£180]

Associate Member Teams:  £100
Associate members include:

  • Independent tournament teams with no league affiliation.  [£160]
  • Scottish league teams.  [£150]
  • Great Britain Fastpitch League teams.  [£100]
  • New league teams* for the first two years of their existence.  [£110 in first year; £125 in second year]
  • BASU as an organisation.  [No fee]

New teams that have joined leagues in the past two years and are in the previous fee structure
    that involved a three-year progression to full-member rates will continue in that progression
    but will pay £200 when they reach the full-member rate.


Junior Members:  £75

  • Under-18 teams (50% of rostered players must be under-18).  [£70]
  • University teams playing in BSF leagues.  [£70]

Special Membership:  £75  [£50]

  • A one-off team membership to allow entry to one specific competition.

GB National Teams:  £25  [£25]
This fee is to provide Civil and Public Liability insurance for GB National Teams when they train and play in the UK.

As has been the case since 2017, teams that enter the BSF Single-Sex Slowpitch National Championship or the Softball World Series will not be required to pay an additional affiliation fee for insurance purposes provided that all members of the team are rostered with co-ed slowpitch teams or fastpitch teams affiliated to the BSF.  This will continue to be the case in 2019.

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