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  • 5
    Nov
    2012

    BSUK and BSF to share new staff role

    BSUK and the BSF have come to an agreement to share the cost of a new BSUK staff position that will be appointed before the end of November.  The main responsibilities of the post for the BSF will be to direct national team programmes and the Great Britain Fastpitch League, while responsibilities for BSUK will include talent development, oversight and management of the new facilities being built at Farnham Park and the development of community programming in the area served by Farnham Park.

  • 13
    Sep
    2012

    Farnham Park pitches to be ready next summer

    BSUK is currently building dedicated baseball and softball fields at Conniburrow in Milton Keynes and at Farnham Park near Slough.  The last issue of Hot Corner had details of developments at Conniburrow; this issue focuses on progress at Farnham Park, where three fully equipped and flexible fields are being built that will provide four different diamonds for baseball, fastpitch and slowpitch play.

  • 3
    Sep
    2012

    BSUK facility developments underway in Milton Keynes and Farnham Park

    Two major facility projects undertaken by BaseballSoftballUK have now broken ground and are scheduled to be completed for play in 2013.  The projects include a youth baseball/adult softball facility at Conniburrow, Milton Keynes, and two dedicated youth baseball/adult softball fields and one adult baseball field at Farnham Park near Slough.  This article will look at what’s happening in Conniburrow, and details of developments at Farnham Park will feature in the next issue of Hot Corner.

  • 9
    Aug
    2012

    What might have been: the lost Olympic dream

    BaseballSoftballUK Joint CEO Jenny Fromer met with a Chicago Tribune journalist, Philip Hersh, who is in London to cover the Olympics.  But Philip was also interested in the story of the shattered Olympic dream: what might have been if baseball and softball had been in London 2012.

  • 28
    May
    2012

    Herts unveil upgraded BSUK-funded baseball facilities

    During the opening ceremonies of a Pony, Bronco and Rookie baseball tournament in Hemel Hempstead on Saturday 19 May 2012, players and coaches from Herts, Horsham and Leicester had the opportunity to try out Herts’ newly-upgraded fencing built with support from a £10,000 BaseballSoftballUK facilities grant.

  • 22
    Mar
    2012

    Herts awarded BSUK grant for the next stage of Grovehill Ballpark development

    Herts Baseball Club has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from BaseballSoftballUK‘s capital facility funding from Sport England. This grant, together with nearly £7,000 raised separately by Herts through various fund-raising activities, will be invested into the next stage of development of Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead, creating one of the most advanced baseball and softball venues currently in existence in the United Kingdom.

  • 2
    Mar
    2012

    BaseballSoftballUK receives grant from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund

    BSUK has been awarded a grant of $160K from the Baseball Tomorrow Fund (BTF), administered by Major League Baseball and the MLB Players’ Association for facilities development work at Farnham Park

  • 3
    Nov
    2011

    Major baseball and softball facility development at Farnham Park

    It looks like baseball and softball will finally have a home in South East England. BSUK expects to break ground in February 2012 for a major facility development project at Farnham Park near Slough that will result in four dedicated fields that can be used for baseball, fastpitch and slowpitch play.

  • 1
    Oct
    2011

    GB Academies and National Teams move to Milton Keynes

    The increasingly dilapidated training centre at Upper Heyford, the home for baseball and softball Academies and national team training since the late 1990s, was abandoned last April. Now a new home for indoor winter training has been found by BSUK in Milton Keynes, at the MK Dons Academy Dome at Woughton on the Green. And the move to Milton Keynes may be part of a larger-scale development for baseball and softball.

  • 19
    Apr
    2011

    Facilities Strategy launched for baseball and softball

    BaseballSoftballUK is proud to release its strategy for the development of baseball and softball facilities over the next six years.

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