It’s been a long, cold winter but it’s finally time to dust off those gloves & cleats because we’re back outdoors starting NEXT WEEK! Our first session of the season takes place next Wednesday 18th April at 6pm in Preston Park!
We also have our first tournament of the season the following weekend! Solent Firstball takes place on Sunday 22nd April in Portsmouth. Please let me know if you’d like to play!
It’s now time to register as a member of the Brighton Beachcombers! Registration is required to ensure all of our players are covered by our insurance with the British Softball Federation. Full details are further down in this email.
I’d also like to say how honoured I am to have been re-elected as president of the club for the 2018 season. The last couple of years have seen our club grow bigger and stronger and I’ll be doing my best once again this season to make sure that continues.
See you all on the field next week! Let’s PLAY BALL!
If you want to play softball as a member of the Beachcombers for the outdoor season this year, you’ll need to register with us as a member. This is necessary because if you’re not registered with us then you’re not covered by our insurance.
The membership fee is £50.00 for the whole season (bargain!) which includes insurance, use of club equipment, participation in the new “South Coast Series” and a FREE exclusive Beachcombers t-shirt! The membership fee can be paid in two instalments if you prefer.
Please fill out the membership form here to register with the Beachcombers or click the link below.
2018 Softball Events Calendar
Wednesday 18 April - First outdoor softball session, Preston Park
Sunday 22 April - Solent Firstball Tournament, Portsmouth
Saturday 19 May - “South Coast Series”, Brighton
Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 June - Diamond 2 Tournament, Farnham Park
Saturday 23 June - TAKEPART @ The Level, Brighton
Saturday 30 June - “South Coast Series”, Chichester
Date TBC - Solent Summerball Tournament
Saturday 14 & Sunday 15 July - Windsor Tournament, Farnham Park
Saturday 21 July - “South Coast Series”, Brighton
Saturday 28 & Sunday 29 July - Diamond 3 Tournament, Farnham Park
Saturday 11 August - “South Coast Series”, Chichester
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 August - Bristol wRECk Tournament, Bristol
Saturday 1 September - “South Coast Series”, Brighton
Saturday 8 September - “South Coast Series”, Chichester
Date TBC - Solent Lastball Tournament
Wear your team colours!
Visit our online shop and get your own jerseys, hoodies, caps, t-shirts and lots of other fantastic Beachcombers merchandise!
We have a Meetup group for the Beachcombers. If you don’t know www.meetup.com, it’s a great resource to find all kinds of groups in the local area from sports clubs to dining clubs and language classes etc. Primarily we’re using it to promote to and grow the team but it can also serve as a social platform for team chat and to confirm attendance at practices and tourneys.
In order to excite new players to join up we want to demonstrate that we have a thriving team. If you haven’t already done so please sign up FOR FREE to Meetups here. After that you can join the Slowpitch Softball group here and create a profile extolling the virtues of playing softball!
Once you’re a member please RSVP to all the practices listed under events to encourage new members to come along. Keep a look out for emails when new team events are posted.
Thank you so much. We’re already getting a lot of new faces signing up, which is awesome!
Don’t forget – Equipment supplier discount!
Do you need a new softball glove, bat or any other equipment? We’ve teamed up with www.baseballandsoftball.co.uk and they’ve very kindly given all Beachcombers members a 10% discount for any orders over £50!
Just use the code BEACHCOMBERS-SOFT-10 when you’re ordering to get the discount. Please note that this discount excludes sale items and kits.
That’s all for now folks!