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Softball League

University Sportsgrounds,
Wythenshawe, Manchester M23.

There are many opportunities to play and watch Softball in games organised
by Manchester Softball League. As well as organising weekly league
games for teams based in the Manchester area, the MSL also hosts teams
from across the UK at an annual invitational tournament held in August.
Additionally, MSL hosts national tournaments organised by BaseballSoftballUK,
the United Kingdom governing body.
The League uses the facilities at the University Sportsgrounds, wythenshawe
for its games. League games are played on Tuesday and Wednesday evening
throughout the season, which runs from April to September.
There are currently twenty teams playing in three divisions, playing
from entry level to national ‘A’ standard. New players are
always welcome. Tournaments are played from 9am to 5pm over two day
weekends, and entry for spectators is free.

MSL rents pitches at the University Sportsgrounds, near to Junction
5 of the M60.

The Aardvarx

How about taking
on a new sport? Here’s your invitation to come and try out Softball.
It’s a cross between Rounders and Baseball.
Its a cross between Rounders and Baseball and we play a mixed sex
team of 5 males and 5 females.
The Aardvarx are a 3rd Division Softball Team in the Manchester Softball
We invite anyone, both female and male, (over the age of 18), to come
along and try out this very social sport. We play from April to September
and invite you to attend our practice session on Monday nights. Games
start at 7:00pm, although we meet up from 6:15 for pre-match practice
and warm up.
We can provide coaching and game equipment.Our League games are played
on Tuesday nights,
commencing 29th April through to end of August
We play at Parrs Wood School in Didsbury. Just ask for the Aardvarx’s!

Interested? Why not contact John, the Team Coach, and he’ll return
an email with a simple guide on playing the game and also provide
maps and directions.
Go on – you’ve got this far – give it a go!

Contact John –
Tel: 0792 199 4799. Email:

Manchester Lions

The Manchester
Lions claim to be “..the most dynamic and well organised Softball
club in the Manchester Softball League”. The team was formed
2002 and in 2006 the Lions were promoted to Manchester’s First Division
finishing 3rd in Division 1 of the Manchester Softball League in each
of the last 2 years.
During the
spring and summer they practice every Monday night at Trafford Metrovicks
RUFC from 6.30pm until Dusk then visit the on-site bar for a swift
half or two.

The address for
the Metrovics is: Finney Bank Road, Sale, Cheshire M33 6LR

Always looking
for new members and to promote the sport of Softball.
Website: Email:

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details of your club, facility or association.

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