October 27th, 2016

New softball classes in Warwickshire

Updated: 3:06 pm, May 07, 2015

A NEW softball club in the city has been successful in securing funding to help the club grow and develop over the next 12 months.

Coventry Blitz Softball Club is on the lookout for new players after receiving funding from the Sport England small grant programme.

The club was formed last summer with the support of Baseball Softball UK, and offers men and women aged over the age of 16 the chance to play softball regularly at War Memorial Park.

“Most of us that got involved last summer had never played before, but wanted to give something new a try.” said club secretary Charlotte Brown.

“I’ve played quite a lot of different sports over the last few years, but softball is something a little different and I’ve really caught the bug.”

Softball is a sport that sits somewhere between rounders and baseball, and the club aims to provide opportunities for people to try their hand at the sport in a fun and friendly environment, whether they have played the game previously

The weekly sessions will give people an opportunity to play amongst friends and learn some of the skills, but for those interested, the club will also be playing a number of friendly games and tournaments during the summer.

The grant from Sport England will be used to support the purchase of kit and equipment, as well as putting a number of club volunteers through coaching courses.

The club will be running sessions to introduce people to the sport every Wednesday from 6.30-8.30pm at War Memorial Park throughout the spring and summer. The first session takes place on April 8.

For more information about the club or the Wednesday evening sessions contact Charlotte Brown on 07805 603236 or email covblitz@gmail.com