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After the recent announcement of the GB Women's Baseball Team and the Sheffield Bruins' Women's Team, our General Manager Kelly Wright and her twin sister Kirstie Wright have been featured by the Yorkshire Post.

Kirstie is a newly-qualified doctor who has been part of the NHS workforce employed to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst Kelly is currently undergoing further study to transition from her PhD in Cardiovascular Science into clinical practice.

Their hard work appears to be paying off both off and on the baseball field, as they are hoping to be a part of the new national baseball team. If successful, the Rotherham-born sisters would mirror the success of rugby’s Tom and Ben Curry, athletics’ Nielsen sisters and the dynastic duo of footballer Phil Neville and his sister, netball’s Tracey Neville, by playing for Great Britain on the world stage.

The club wishes the women the best of luck!

To read the full article, click here.

The Bruins are proud to officially announce the formation of the Sheffield Bruins Women's team.

This is the latest exciting addition to our growing club and will compete in the British Baseball Federation's inaugural women’s league. As a club we're proud to hold WB-UK's 'seal of approval' and continue to push and encourage women to grow within the game and as valued members of our club. It represents a very exciting time for not just the Women involved, but Baseball as a whole in the UK and we're all thrilled to be a part of this in collaboration with WB-UK and the BBF.

The league will run seperately to the Bruins (AAA) and Cubs (A) British Baseball League fixtures next season.

A spokesperson for the board of the British Baseball Federation, said, "To succeed in promoting the sport of baseball, we need a strategic professional approach to develop critical elements of our sport. Promoting women's baseball is a crucial element for the success of our sport evolution at the local and international level. In association with WB-UK Women's Baseball UK, we will extend an equitable framework to women, e.g., playing opportunities, knowledge, and support. With WB-UK Women's Baseball UK being a part of the BBF, it sends a strong message that it adheres to highest and national standards as prescribed by the NGB of our sport."

You can read the full press release here.

Massive thanks and congratulations goes to Doris Hocking and Women's Baseball UK for all their efforts to further the sport for women everywhere!

WB-UK and Sheffield Bruins Baseball Club are delighted to be celebrating 90 years since the All star "Rio Rita" team and the "Head's Up" Company team game.

This incredible event was held at Stamford Bridge on the 12th May 1930. Miss Edith Day, a famous musical-comedy actress assisted the "Rio Rita" team as Captain and played a huge role in making this game possible 90 years ago.

Believe it or not, it was not the first time a group of women got together to play baseball in the UK (even if it was for a laugh). Evidence show women's baseball proved quite popular in 1920's...which is exactly how we are going to play it, a century later.

By honouring these amazing women, the Sheffield Bruins have kindly offered to help create a re-enactment game as well as a providing a clinic for female players. The event will be held on Saturday 25th April at the Bruins ground at Thorpe Green Park, Waterthorpe, Sheffield. First pitch is to take place after the clinic at 3pm so why not come along and support our female players.

This event is FREE to participate for female players above the age of 14! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact us.


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