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Great Britain announces National Team for WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup

posted Oct 14, 2016, 7:31 PM by Unknown user

Great Britain announces National Team for WBSC Co-Ed Slow Pitch World Cup

Great Britain Slow Pitch National Team Head Coach Stephen Patterson has announced the players that will compete in the 2016 WBSC Slow Pitch World Cup in Plant City, Florida (USA) from 17-20 November, plus the staff members that will accompany them.

This will be the third consecutive year that the Slow Pitch World Cup has been held by the WBSC Softball Division.  Great Britain finished second in 2014 to an American team and fourth last year ultimately won by the Bahamas.

Previous Slow Pitch World Cups had been held in 2002 and 2005, and Great Britain’s only win in the competition came in 2002.

Players and staff

The GB team selected for the 2016 Slow Pitch World Cup will consist of the following players:

Michelle Collier
Katherine Golik
Natasha Humphries
Sherry Kenyon
Kirstie Leach
Hannah Pitman
Claudine Snape

David Grey
Roger Grooms
Kelvin Harrison
Mike McDowell
Aaron Thomas
Matt Tomlin
Chris Yoxall

The team will also have a new-look coaching staff this year.  Although Stephen Patterson remains as Head Coach, Kellie Whitaker will be taking the team to her first overseas tournament as Team Manager, while David Lee transitions from player to coach in 2016.

Stephen Patterson said: “It was a goal of the staff to blend a mix of players of varying experience.  I believe we have achieved this.  Talent runs deep in the GB Squad that will be participating in the World Cup next month and we are excited to get going.”