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transforming the sport
Women's Baseball 2021
In 2021, the BBF will launch the Federation's Women's Baseball League, followed by the Women's National Baseball Championship. Also, the Great Britain Women's National Team plans to make its inaugural depute on the international stage.
"The BBF aims to recruit, develop women's talent and make it a place where women feel appreciated and its an enjoyable place to participate in baseball," said Gerry Perez, president of the BBF.
He went on to say, "The British Baseball Federation (BBF) as the National Governing Body (NGB) of our sport, values the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). According to the latest government Census, women and girls made up 51% of the population of England and Wales, and men and boys made up 49%. Most ethnic groups had roughly the same male and female populations. We must reflect the sociocultural dynamics of those around us, in baseball, if we are to succeed.
Registration for seniors, youth and women's clubs opens 1st December.
Women offer us an assortment of skills and value in our sport. We must no longer miss the opportunity to recognise and promote women, as they have earned and deserve it. While women (diversity) play already some roles in baseball, i.e., in a mix of playing in our senior leagues or taking part in running our member clubs, the shift now is in promoting and investing in women baseball opportunities specifically. While we pride ourselves that our Federation is diversified, we must not confuse diversity and inclusion to mean the same thing. Diversity and inclusion are separate terms and have different objectives. By creating the environment, common purpose, culture and opportunities for women to be included in our sport e.g., in their own league and opportunities, we expect to motivate women to participate in our sport and know their involvement and opportunities will be equal and inclusive.
In association with WB-UK Women's Baseball UK, we look forward to raising awareness, recruitment and participants in our women's league and Great Britain Women's National Team.
Women in Baseball, Game On!"
Participation in our sport requires the proper equipment. Access to proper equipment mitigates injuries and motivates participation.
In 2021, the BBF has seeked the assistance of private equity to make an equipment donation to our upcoming Women's Baseball League.
Now in the BBF Women's Baseball League, inventory are new elbow guards, helmets, catchers equipment, baseballs, bow net (hitting), baseball Tees, bases, scorecards, and more.
Join the BBF Women's Baseball League in 2021!
About the British Baseball Federation
The British Baseball Federation (BBF) is an all volunteer organisation and self funded. The BBF receives no public funding to run its operations (e.g., leagues).
As the NGB of baseball, the BBF (but not exhaustive) control and regulate our sport; Administer the practice and participation of our sport; Promote our sport; Manage the rules and regulations of baseball, including anti-doping, and equality; Implement a governance framework for baseball; Administer officials of our sport; And organise and host competitions. The BBF policy is to embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in its sport.
The BBF plan, organise, and manages:
- Six Great Britain National Baseball Teams.
- The largest active adult baseball leagues in the country.
- Organise the Youth National Baseball Championships.
- The sport of baseball safety guidelines as approved by the government which are applicable to affiliated or non-affilated clubs and teams.
- 1000 baseball games in a normal year.
- The National Baseball Championships.
- And host other national baseball competitions.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE: As the NGB of baseball, our [BBF] safety migitation guidelines link apply to all affiliated and non-affilated baseball participants, teams, clubs, volunteers, officials, coaches, managers etc.
2 NOVEMBER 2020 - IMPORTANT UPDATE NOW IN EFFECT National restrictions from 5 November (source UK government); Applies to: England (see guidance for Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives. When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must: - Stay at home, except for specific purposes. - Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.- - Close certain businesses and venues.