Elite female sport to be showcased at Softball v Rounders Challenge
Mon 18 Apr 2016
BaseballSoftballUK (BSUK) and Rounders England are teaming up to put on a showcase event involving the elite female players from GB Softball and the Rounders England national team, with the aim of promoting female participation in sport, as well as celebrating the shared British history of both rounders and softball. In a one-day event members of the respective teams will take each other on in both a rounders match and slowpitch softball game.
As part of Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, Rounders England and GB Softball will select all-female teams from national squads and the event will focus on celebrating women’s sport. Both sports are fantastic spectator sports. The event is open to the general public and we hope that people from the local community will come along to enjoy the day.
In a joint statement from Jenny Fromer (Joint CEO, BaseballSoftballUK) and Alison Howard (CEO, Rounders England) they said “At a time when there is so much positive focus on women and girls' participation in sport, we are really excited to be showcasing two sports that provide such great opportunities for female participation at all levels. In featuring national team players from each sport, this event will give spectators the chance to see really high calibre play.
Both sports are about having fun and being part of a team, and the more people we can get playing, the better. This seems an ideal way to celebrate the shared roots of rounders and softball.”
The event takes place at Farnham Park Baseball and Softball Complex on Sunday, 01 May and entry is free. The rounders game will take place first, starting at 13:30 with the softball game scheduled to start at 14:45. Catering will be provided by Farnham Park’s new catering partner, Jamie’s Catering, and it promises to be a fantastic way to spend the Bank Holiday weekend.
For further details email SoftballvRoundersChallenge@bsuk.com.