16 teams heading to Herts for the Futures Tournament. U17 National Final added to the event

A record 16 teams will be in action at the 2012 Herts Futures Tournament (HFT) which will take place this Saturday, 22 September 2012. In addition, it has been confirmed that the BBF U17 National Final between the London Mets and the Cobham Cougars which was rained out last Sunday, will be added to the HFT schedule which will mean that this could be a record crowd for a youth national final.

Herts Baseball Club President, Aspi Dimitrov, said: ” We are very pleased that the BBF approached our club to add the U17 Final to the event programme.  It is the biggest game of the youth baseball season and it is an honour to add it to the HFT. It is an extra treat for those who are coming for the HFT”

The action begins at 10am and continues into the evening.  To view the games schedule click here.


Traditional Baseball snacks will be on offer including hot dogs, big league chew, home made cookies, Krispy Kreme Donuts and much more.

Host Herts Baseball Club welcome new players at any time of the year.  Aspi Dimitrov, said: “Any children aged between 6 and 16 who are interested to give baseball a try should contact the club. It is not too late to take part in this record breaking event.”

The HFT has been held every year since 2008 and is now a permanent fixture in the British baseball calendar. It brings together youth teams of all age groups from across the country for a day of baseball at one of the best baseball venues in the United Kingdom.  Grovehill Ballpark is the home of Herts Baseball Club.  It is the only baseball facility in the country which features two purpose-built full-size baseball diamonds, both with permanent outfield walls. The venue recently hosted the National Baseball Championships which is Great Britain’s equivalent of MLB’s World Series. During the Herts Futures Tournament additional diamonds are added for the Under-14 and Under-11 age groups.

For more information  about the event visit the Herts Futures Tournament homepage.


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