Rounders is one of the hottest sports in town thanks to a partnership between Burnley Leisure group, Rounders England & Burnley Rounders Club to develop it locally.
From having no opportunities for adults to play this great team sport, we have introduced new initiatives in the area over the last seven years and now have over 450 women playing regularly.
Burnley Leisure Group and Burnley Rounders club proudly set an official Guinness world record for the most participants in a rounders match (118) back in March 2016 and the record stall stands to this date.
Current Rounders sessions include Women’s Outdoor Summer Leagues, Women’s Indoor Winter Leagues, ‘Just Play’ Rounders sessions, Mixed Rounders Competitions, and the Annual Burnley Rounders Festival.
Our fabulous Prairie Sports Village has been selected as a venue for the Official Rounders England national trials where the elite players from around the country attend selection trials to represent their country in the sport.
Each year, our summer league winners play in the Rounders England festival held at prairie sports village where the locals get the opportunity to play against the under 14s. under 16s under 19s and senior England teams.
We provide training opportunities for coaching and umpiring and offer paid work opportunities to our coaches and umpires who help to support our Rounders sessions and Rounders leagues.
We are currently looking to recruit more teams into our leagues so please get in touch if you are a team or an individual looking to join a team.
For more information or to book on any of the sessions, please call the Getin2 team on 01282 477167 or email email@example.com
Women’s Outdoor League
When? Mondays & Wednesdays at Towneley Park.
Our first summer league started in May 2014 and has grown each year. We now have 30 teams that played every week throughout the summer. The traditional nine-a-side version of the game that we all remember from our school days. Summer Leagues are played on the following days/times
Monday League. Games at 6.30pm and 7.30pm at Towneley Park
Wednesday League. Games played at 6:30pm and 7:30pm, at Towneley Park
Our outdoor summer leagues run from April – August each year.
To register teams or for information contact Janet on 01282 477167
Women’s Indoor Leagues
When? October – December and January – March each year.
The indoor version of the game is a fast paced six-a-side game where walls come into play. The rules are pretty much the same as the outdoor game but with bonus Rounders being scored by the big hitters reaching the back wall.
Held in the sports halls at St Peter’s Leisure Centre and other local venues, the indoor leagues take place on Monday and Wednesday evenings. With games starting at 7pm, 7.30pm, 8pm and 8.30pm
To register teams or for information contact Janet on 01282 477167.
Just play Rounders sessions
These are fun and informal sessions, that are aimed at both males and females (ages 8+) who want to play Rounders. They are held to encourage men and women of all ages and abilities to come and play the game in a relaxed, fun and friendly environment. Cost per adult is £2 per session and children play for free.
For information on days/times and venues of our just play Rounders sessions, please contact Janet on 01282 477167.
Rounders satellite sessions
With our partners Lancashire Sport and Burnley Rounders Club we have Satellite Rounders Clubs at St Peter’s Leisure Centre.
For more information, please contact Janet Roundell on 01282 477167 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Burnley Rounders Club
Winner of the 2016 community club of the year at the Burnley community sports awards and winners of the 2016 Lancashire Community club of the year award at the Lancashire sports awards
This club was formed by players from our leagues. The club now work in partnership with us to plan and deliver our leagues and other rounders sessions here in Burnley. Players are selected from our league teams to represent Burnley Rounders club in inter town and inter region competitions.
Burnley Rounders club have successfully applied for over £15,000 of Sport England funding over the past 2 years to develop the sport and to help train much needed Umpires and coaches who now work on the indoor and outdoor rounders leagues. Burnley Rounders club also supply Rounders England approved Rounders bats, balls and team equipment to Burnley Rounders league players at a very competitive rate.
To contact Burnley Rounders club please email email@example.com.
Burnley Rounders Festival
When? Last Sunday in May. Prairie Sports Village.
This prestigious festival is the jewel in the Rounders crown here in Burnley. For the past 3 years this festival has allowed our local league teams to pit their skills, tactics and teamwork against the very best the country has to offer in this sport. Rounders England come to town each year with the under 16s, Under 19s and senior national squads. This festival attracts spectators from around the region who have enjoyed some fantastic high tempo games played at the highest standards. Some of our local teams have even managed to notch a couple of victories up against the elite squads which is a testament to the improving abilities of some of the players and teams in our leagues.
For further information on the Burnley Rounders festival, please contact Janet on 01282 477167
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