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Baseball Softball UK Receives Funding

Baseball Softball UK Receives Funding

Sport England has announced that baseball and softball are part of the 46 sports that will receive funds over the next four years. The £493 million investment includes £3 million for baseball and softball. The aid is intended to help develop the games and increase participation.

The award shows confidence in Baseball Softball Uk’s ability and recognition for its solid work. Included in the investment is £200,000 to help develop facilities and, for the first time, £100,000 for player development.

The overall investment represents a £54 million increase over the previous 4-year period. However, Sport England has let it be known that funding is dependent on results. Targets for participation will be reviewed every 12 months and funding can be increased or cut based on the reviews.

This is a big step in the right direction for the sport in the UK.

Great Britain participated in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier in Regensburg, Germany in November. The team finished 1-2 in the competition failing to advance to the WBC in March.

About Eric Bynum
Eric Bynum is Managing Editor here at BaseballdeWorld. He spent three years as an ESL teacher in South Korea, and is now working on his master's degree in history with a focus on baseball and WWII. He has played and/or written about baseball for the past 30 years and is an avid Atlanta Braves fan.

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