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15 May 2019
BaseballSoftballUK looks for lasting legacy from MLB's London series

BaseballSoftballUK is hoping to use this year's Major League Baseball (MLB) London Series to give the sport a push and increase its popularity across the country.

The development agency for baseball and softball will help organise events and activities designed to create a lasting legacy from the two games in June, the first MLB regular season matches ever to be held in Europe.

Activities will run from late May through to September, using the games between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox – to be played at London Stadium on 29 and 30 June – as a centrepiece.

Many of the legacy events around the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 will take place at the Farnham Park Baseball and Softball Complex near Slough, built by BaseballSoftballUK and opened in 2013 as the UK’s only purpose-built complex for the two sports.

Other events will take place at the Community Track next to London Stadium.

According to BaseballSoftballUK CEO John Boyd, the legacy events will be designed to increase awareness of baseball and softball, encourage participation in the two sports – especially by children and young people – and enhance fan engagement.

“MLB coming to London is a substantial opportunity for our sports," Boyd said.

"We are thrilled that MLB has chosen this country to host the games and excited about the interest generated by the Mitel & MLB Present London Series 2019 and associated activities.

"Together, they should turbocharge interest in the sports among fans and potential new players alike.”

One of the first London Series legacy events will be MLB’s Coach Development Programme, scheduled for the weekend of 25-26 May at Farnham Park and designed to upskill British baseball and softball coaches.

Around 30 UK-based coaches, many of whom coach in BaseballSoftballUK’s Academy and High Performance Academy programmes, are expected to attend, and will receive expert instruction delivered by MLB’s European Development Team.

For more information and a full schedule of the legacy events, click here for the BaseballSoftballUK website.

• To read a full-length article on BaseballSoftballUK's plans to double participation in the sport, published in 2016, click here for Sports Management issue 124.


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22 May 2019
Monaco positions itself as wellness destination with first health & wellness festival
The principality of Monaco will host its first-ever health and wellness festival, ‘In Your Element’, from 5-7 July, in partnership with the Columbus Monte Carlo hotel and Monaco’s World Class Gym.
21 May 2019
Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams to keynote at Active Uprising 2019
Sports psychologist Jeremy Snape and Olympic gold medallist Amy Williams are among the keynote speakers at this year's Active Uprising.
17 May 2019
IAAPA returns to Shanghai in June with rebranded Asian expo
Formerly the Asian Attractions Expo, (AAE) the newly-rechristened IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA) takes its first steps under its new name from 11-14 June.
17 May 2019
GWS to focus on the future of workplace wellness
The Global Wellness Summit (GWS) has announced a new topic for the event: how purpose needs to be at the very heart of corporate culture and how creating a purpose- focused company is the path to more profitable, successful businesses.
17 May 2019
Wellness Week 2019 launches at the Technogym Forum
Wellness Week 2019 has kicked off in Romagna, Italy. The event will run from 17 to 26 May.
16 May 2019
Jenny Patrickson: mental health qualification gaining interest
A new qualification focusing on mental health – one of the first of its kind for the physical activity and fitness industry – is creating interest across the sector.
15 May 2019
Work begins on £520m Birmingham Commonwealth Games village
Construction work has begun on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village – the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Games.
15 May 2019
Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'
A new lifeguard qualification will "break the industry mould" by offering employers more flexibility in delivering training to its workforce.
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Instructor Revolution 2019
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