About Softball and Baseball
Welcome to the University of Nottingham Softball and Baseball Club!
About Softball and Baseball:
Our club represents the University of Nottingham in all things Softball and Baseball. We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive and welcoming to everyone with an interest in playing our awesome sports!
We offer training and games to players of every ability. Both sports are mixed and currently we have two Softball teams (Arrows & Archers), a Baseball team (Thieves) and a Women's Baseball team (Robins).
So whether you've always wanted to learn how to play, played something similar, or have played before, we have something for you!
All of our teams are supported by highly experienced and qualified coaches who are inclusive to all who wish to play Softball and Baseball at the University of Nottingham. The club is currently made up of 4 teams:
The Arrows: The Arrows are the Softball first team, or performance squad, we pride ourselves on being a highly competive team playing at the top level of University Softball. The team have most recently won national Softball championships in 2017 & 2018, and also won the East Midlands Invitational Competition in 2018.
The Archers: The Archers are the Softball second team, or development squad, the team provides loads of opportunities for new and social players to compete in various local and national leagues and competitions. In the past, players which have joined the club and began as part of the Archers team have gone on to win national championships with the Arrows! The team prides itself on its ability to develop new players from complete beginners to high performing athletes.
The Thieves: The Thieves are the University Baseball team, we pride ourselves on being a highly competive team playing at the top level of University Baseball. The team faces off against other universities and local teams throughout the year, and aim to win the National Baseball Championships!
The Robins: The Robins are the Women's Baseball Team. This is our only single gender squad and we're proud to support Women in Sport and lead the way in providing a platform to play which is yet to be fully embraced within the University scene. Since being created in 2019, the team has grown to over 20 members and have since been named the Robins!
Softball Training is held on:Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 at David Ross Sports Village (3G Pitch)Saturday 13:00 - 15:00 @ Jubilee Sports Centre (3G Pitch)
Baseball Training is held on:Wednesday 20:30 - 22:30 @ David Ross Sports Village (3G Pitch)Sunday 13:30 - 15:30 @ Jubilee Sports Centre (3G Pitch)
Women's Baseball Training is held on:Saturday 12:00 - 13:00 @ Jubilee Sports Centre (3G Pitch)
BUCS: Softball and Baseball are BUCS sports and we compete in the Softball and Baseball University midlands leagues in order to qualify for the University National Championship and go on to compete for the title!
Open National University Championships: At the start of each year we enter the seasons traditional curtain raiser event which is open to all university clubs in the country. This consists of a fantastic weekend away at the National Softball and Baseball complex (Farnham Park). It's here where new players learn how to play and returning players compete to see how their new teams compare to other Universities.
East Midlands Invitational Competition (EMIC): Created, organised and hosted by the University of Nottingham Softball team, EMIC is held every year before the BUCS national championship and traditionally welcomes York, UEA, and Loughborough to compete against our two softball teams (Arrows and Archers) for the EMIC title. This event is always exciting and in the past has given an insight into which team will go on to win the national championship!
East Midland Softball League (EMSL): Every year in Spring, our two softball teams are entered into the EMSL. In this competition, we face off against local teams. This is a great experience, and gives everyone a chance to play a lot of softball!
Friendlies: Our Vice-Presidents are always eager to hold friendly fixtures throughout the year against other universities and local clubs.
The club membership fee is £20. We make sure this goes a long way to providing you with an amazing year of Softball and Baseball!
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