The summer weather hasn’t been great recently! Well done to those who made it out last week for a damp session. There’s a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms this Wednesday. I’ll keep an eye on it and let you know as early as possible on Wednesday if we need to cancel. Otherwise, we’ll be at Preston Park from 6pm. As always, new players are very welcome to come along! Afterwards we’ll be heading up to the Park View pub for a post-game drink. All are welcome!
Don’t forget, we’ve teamed up with Trans Can Sport again to run some more softball sessions this year! After the success of the two sessions we ran last year, we’ll be running four more this season for members of Trans Can Sport and we need your help! The first session takes place TOMORROW starting at 6:30pm in Preston Park. We could do with some volunteers to help teach the game to the attendees. If you’re able to come along and help out, please let me know. You can find out some more information below.
We still need players for our next tournament! The Windsor Tournament takes place at Farnham Park in Slough on 13th & 14th July. This is an excellent tournament and it’s always great fun. We even get to play on the proper fenced fields with dirt infields, dugouts and all! It’s certainly one not to be missed. If you’d like to play, please fill in the form using the link below.
If you haven’t registered as a member for the 2019 season yet, please do so using the link below. Registering ensures you’re covered with our insurance and helps us to pay for the running costs of the club. New and returning members need to register!
See you later folks!
Dates for your diary
13-14 July – Windsor Tournament
Farnham Park, Slough SL2 3BP
Register to play at this tournament here
17-18 August – Bristol wRECk Tournament
Clifton College Sports Ground, Bristol BS8 3QD
Trans Can Sport
Last year we ran two softball taster sessions for Trans Can Sport. They were very popular, so we’ve teamed up with them again and we’ll be running four more softball sessions for Trans Can Sport this season. These sessions are for members of Trans Can Sport to attend, but we’ll need some volunteers to help teach the game to the attendees. If you can help out on any of the following dates, please let us know as soon as possible! The sessions will take place at our usual field in Preston Park, starting at 6:30pm.
Monday 17th June
Monday 24th June
Monday 1st July
Monday 8th July
What is Trans Can Sport?
Trans Can Sport is a not-for-profit project based in Brighton and Hove. It was created to get trans people into exercise and healthy living, and aims to help anyone who feels their transgender identity makes participating in sport difficult, including people who are questioning or exploring their gender. We also welcome their friends, families and allies.
Trans people want to engage in activities, both sporting and social, like everyone else. Trans Can Sport was formed to provide a safe space to allow these things to happen in a supportive, friendly and non-competitive environment.
You can find out more on their website: www.transcansport.co.uk
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Visit our online shop and get your hands on some beautiful Beachcombers 20th Anniversary merchandise!
New to softball?
If you’re a new player and you’d like to learn a bit more about softball, click below for a handy guide to the basics of the game.
Equipment supplier discount!
Do you need a new softball glove, bat or any other equipment? Head over to www.baseballandsoftball.co.uk because they’ve very kindly given all Beachcombers members a 10% discount for any orders over £50! We’ve had this discount in the past and it’s been renewed for us for another season!
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!