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  • 23
    May
    2014

    Second Sport England grant for Sefton Softball League

    The new Sefton Softball League on Merseyside has received a second Sport England Small Grant, this time for £9341, to be used for equipment, facilities, umpire training and marketing.

  • 10
    Dec
    2013

    BSUK Highlights of the Year

    In many ways, 2013 was a momentous year for BSUK, with the beginning of a new Whole Sport Plan funding cycle, the opening of the dedicated fields at Farnham Park and new participation targets reached.  Below, key BSUK staff members pick out their own highlights from 2013.

  • 13
    Nov
    2013

    Baseball and Softball gain talent development funding

    For the first time, BaseballSoftballUK will be receiving funds from Sport England during the 2013-17 funding cycle specifically for “talent development”, to help players progress on the English Talent Pathway with a view to achieving national team selection and international success.

  • 22
    Apr
    2013

    BSUK development work picks up speed in the South East

    BSUK development work is picking up speed in the South East as the new baseball and softball season gets under way.  Hit the Pitch university and college programmes, Swing By programmes in leisure centres and schools sessions will be taking place in counties across the region.

  • 19
    Dec
    2012

    Baseball and softball receive funding vote of confidence

    Sport England has announced a £493 million investment in 46 sports over the next four years, including a £3 million award to baseball and softball, designed to aid grassroots development and produce a further increase in participation.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 8
    May
    2012

    BSUK looks forward with confidence to the next Sport England funding cycle

    BSUK will soon be submitting a new Whole Sport Plan to Sport England on which funding to baseball and softball for 2013-2017 will be based.  Following a spate of recent successes and good progress against participation and other targets, the agency will approach its funding negotiations with confidence.

  • 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

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