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  • 21
    Feb

    Baseball and softball excluded from 2024 Olympic Games

    The announcement today of the four new sports that are proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games signalled that baseball and softball will not be involved when the Paris Games roll around.

  • 13
    Feb

    UK Sport sets out blueprint for future funding

    UK Sport has set out its future funding strategy for Olympic and Paralympic sport, and in a dramatic break with its previous “No Compromise” policy, some funding will now be extended to sports that have future rather than immediate podium potential.

  • 13
    Feb

    UK Sport awards £30,500 Aspiration Fund grant to GB Baseball

    UK Sport, the government agency that funds Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams and athletes, has announced an award of £30,500 to GB Baseball to help the team with its Olympic qualification journey, starting with the European Baseball Championship this September.

  • 22
    Jan

    WBSC announces Olympic Qualifier dates and hosts

    The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) has awarded hosting rights and announced the dates for six qualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

  • 16
    Jan

    Third keynote speaker added to Coach Summit programme

    A third keynote speaker, provided through Major League Baseball, has been added to the programme for BaseballSoftballUK’s 2019 Coach Summit, to be held on Saturday 26 January in Milton Keynes.

  • 24
    Dec

    MLB London Series: The one where Rachael meets Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Boston Red Sox centre fielder Jackie Bradley Jr, generally known as JBJ, came to town on 14 December to promote the 2019 London Series and met up with GB Women’s Fastpitch Team Head Coach Rachael Watkeys in the historic setting of Lords Cricket Ground.

  • 18
    Dec

    BBF umpire Thomas Haywood features on BBC LGBT Sport Podcast

    BBF umpire Thomas Haywood has been featured on one of the latest broadcasts in the BBC’s LGBT Sport Podcast series, hosted by Jack Murley.

  • 13
    Dec

    MLB London Series: When Jenny met A-Rod

    On 19 November, Major League Baseball came to London to begin promotion for ticket sales for next year’s games between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees, and one of the star attractions on the day was Alex Rodriguez, former Yankee third baseman and one of the iconic players of his era.

  • 6
    Dec

    Mixed result for softball and baseball from UK Sport Aspiration Fund

    There was a mixed result for GB Softball and GB Baseball from the awards announced this morning from UK Sport’s new Aspiration Fund, set up to provide Olympic qualification support for sports that do not receive UK Sport performance funding.

  • 22
    Nov

    HPA hosts 53 athletes this off-season

    BSUK’s High Performance Academy class for the 2018-2019 off-season currently has a total of 53 athletes aged between 13 and 19 taking part—38 from baseball and 15 from fastpitch softball.

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