Sheffield Bruins Confirm New Women's Team

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!