GB U-18 Women’s Team seeks new Head Coach

Mon 15 Jun 2020

Following the recent resignation of Robbie Robison as Head Coach of the GB Under-18 Women’s Fastpitch Team, the British Softball Federation is seeking applications for the position.

Formerly the GB Under-19 Team until the recent change in international age groups before the 2019 season, the team’s last official competition was the European Under-19 Women’s Championship in 2018, where they finished sixth.  In 2016, however, the team won the gold medal at the European Under-19 Women’s Championship and competed in the 2017 Under-19 Women’s World Championship in Florida, where they finished 15th but could easily have finished much higher.

In 2021 – if international softball is able to resume after the pandemic -- the team will play in the European Under-18 Women’s Championship from 5-10 July in the Czech Republic.  The tournament will serve as a qualifier for the WBSC Under-18 Women’s World Cup in 2022.


Job description

A full job description for a GB Softball Head Coach can be found on the BSF website here.

To fill this position, the British Softball Federation is looking for a someone with experience of coaching female athletes in high school, college, club or international softball programmes and with the focus and vision to create commitment and a winning ethos in a programme where athletes may be based in different countries around the world.

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 some expenses connected with training and competition in the UK can be claimed if necessary.

Anyone interested in applying for this position should start by filling out a GB Staff Application Form on this link:  https://goo.gl/forms/S1SW0tzac11DPNew1.

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


Thanks

The British Softball Federation would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Robbie Robison, who led the GB Under-19 and Under-18 Women’s Teams from late 2017 through May 2020, after extensive experience in Assistant Coach positions with GB fastpitch and slowpitch teams over many years. 

Robbie has made invaluable contributions to GB Softball over many years, and remains committed to the success of our national teams.

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