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Team UK u10s announces coaching appointments and player recruitment drive

01/12/2018, 4:30pm GMT
By BBF

Following on from the success of their inaugural appearance at the 2017 SuperCup in Prague last June, the Team UK coach-pitch baseball programme has begun preparations for their return to the tournament in 2018. As well as making coaching appointments for 2018, the programme is looking to recruit UK-based players aged 7-9 early in the New Year.

Appointment of coaches

Team UK are delighted to be retaining the coaching services of Jon Gulliver (Brighton Baseball) and Steve Rollins (Leicester Blue Sox) from our previous tour. Boosting the coaching effort in Prague will be Chris Stevenson (Brighton Baseball) as well as Matt Crawshaw (Leicester Blue Sox), who will also continue as Team UK General Manager.

Although he won’t be travelling to Prague this time around, Robin Banerjee (Brighton Baseball) will be assisting with pre-tournament warm-up preparations in the UK.

The above appointments are provisional and additional coaching appointments may be made in the New Year. 

Player recruitment drive

Team UK are looking to confirm their provisional squad of players by the middle of January.

We want to work closely with all British Baseball youth organisations to identify talented young players who they feel would be a good fit for the programme.

The main points to consider are as follows:

  • Date of tournament is expected to be Thursday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June
  • Participating players must be born on or after January 1st 2008 and on or before December 31st 2012
  • Players must be UK resident
  • Our safeguarding requirements mean that each player needs to be chaperoned by at least one parent/guardian
  • The estimated costs of the tour are as follows: flights around £200 per person, accommodation around £250 per person, transfers £50 per person, uniform £35 per player (minimum)
  • The programme is wholly funded by players’ families as we currently do not have access to sponsorship or NGB funding. However, if this does change in the future, any cost saving would be passed onto families equally

Action 

We would be delighted to hear from coaches and families to help us identify young players who would be suitable for the programme.

Our aim is to confirm our provisional squad by Sunday 28 January 2018, please can you contact Team UK General Manager Matt Crawshaw before this date for further information.

Email: matthew.crawshaw34@gmail.com

Phone: 07583 863325

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