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Try out softball in Manchester this winter

Indoor sessions are open to all in South Manchester and other venues in the North West

Try a new sport this year! Softball is a rapidly growing sport in the UK. All abilities are welcome at our Sunday sessions, 2-4pm at Platt Lane Sports complex.

Indoor Softball at Platt Lane

When: Sundays from 8th October 2023 – 24th March 2024, 2pm – 4pm
Where: Platt Lane Sports Complex, Yew Tree Road, Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 7UU
Sign up via Spond: iOS – Google Play
In Spond, go to Groups and Enter Code: BGZFP
Price per session: £6 (payment is to MSL or by card on the day)
All abilities welcome!

indoor softball

There will be spare equipment if you don’t have a glove or bat. Come dressed for sports with shoes suitable for Astroturf (trainers are fine). There are 33 spaces per session and sign-up is via the Spond app.

What is softball?

Softball is a game similar to baseball, with a larger ball, played on a smaller pitch. The “soft” part comes from the underarm pitch. Batters strive to progress around all three bases and score a point by reaching the home plate. Fielders aim to get every batter out.

A batter at indoor
A batter at indoor

Our indoor softball sessions are adapted for the smaller area and to make the game run at a faster pace. For example, a batter gains a point for each base they reach off-the-bat. Our indoor softball page explains more. At indoor sessions, people of all abilities play together so come and give it a try.

Indoor softball elsewhere in the North West

Leeds Softball Association


Date: Tuesdays 19:00 – 27th February – 19th March
Host: Leeds Softball Association
Location: Gryphon Sports Centre, University of Leeds
Contact: Leeds Softball Association

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Date: Wednesdays 19:00 – 31st January – 3rd April
Host: Liverpool Softball League
Location: King David High School, Childwall Road, Liverpool, L15 6WU
Contact: Liverpool Softball League

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North West Series Winter Indoor Single-Sex Tournament
Date: Sat 3rd February 2024
North West Series Winter Indoor Co-ed Tournament
Date: Sat 24th February 2024
Host: North West Series
Location: Soccer Factory, Royle Barn Road, Castleton, Rochdale, OL11 3DX
Contact: North West Series Facebook