BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) is the development agency for baseball and softball in the United Kingdom. Since 2000, BSUK has provided services to the sports' governing bodies, the British Baseball Federation (BBF) and British Softball Federation (BSF) with the aim of developing and increasing the levels of participation, skill and achievement in UK baseball and softball. This occurs at both junior and adult levels, from school and grassroots through domestic adult clubs up to the Great Britain national teams.
Played in every park.
Increase participation in baseball and softball in the UK by:
- Providing an enjoyable experience
- Building a quality infrastructure
- Improving performance
In December 2012 it was announced that BSUK had been awarded £3 million in public funding from Sport England - the agency that delivers the Government's sporting objectives - for the period from April 2013 to March 2017. This was based on the Whole Sport Plan submitted by BSUK in May after consultation with federation members from both sports. This is BSUK's development plan for baseball and softball, and the Sport England funding is budgeted against specific programmes within this. Included in the £3 million award to BSUK is £200,000 for further facility development and – for the first time – £100,000 to be applied to talent development. The award represents an increase on our Whole Sport Plan funding of £2.7m for 2009-13.
Projects under BSUK's Whole Sport Plan include regional support for youth baseball and softball development programmes and support for workplace softball, coaching and coach-training, facility development and expansion and strengthening of clubs throughout the country, including helping with the achievement of Clubmark accreditation.
Read the news article announcing the 2013-17 funding.
In May 2007, the organisation incorporated to become a company. BaseballSoftballUK Ltd is registered in England and Wales as a company limited by guarantee.
Registered office: c / o Sparkloop, 40 Camden Street, London NW1 0DX (temporary office)
Registered company number: 6258953
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