There is a reason why, when you ask people about Rounders it brings a smile – revisiting memories of a sport they played at School. It is a fun, team sport that both boys and girls can play whatever their ability. Rounders also helps develop core skills in running, batting, throwing, catching and fielding.
Rounders England has many ways in which we can support schools in playing Rounders, through resources, courses and competitions. Plus, as a member school, the pupils can be entered into the National School Championships (Y6, Y9 and Y10/Y11) and females have the opportunity to try out for the England Squads (KS3 and KS4).
Primary & Secondary Scoring Tables
National School Championships
Since the introduction of the National School Championships some 30 years ago, interest in entering this tournament has really gathered pace, in line with the aspirations of the sport’s governing body.
The tournament is widely becoming known as the ‘ultimate’ Rounders tournament for schools and is open to three year groups; Year 6 Mixed, Year 9 Mixed and Year 10/11 Girls.
Qualifying to the National School Championships is preceded by regional tournaments. Winning teams have the sporting opportunity to go on and represent their school and county in the highest caliber of educational Rounders. To be eligible, participating schools must hold a current Rounders England membership.
Schools that have not got access to a regional tournament can be placed on a reserve list which is managed by Rounders England.
2013 Y6 Mixed Winners – William Austin Junior School, Luton
It was a great final and an extremely tough opposition, we were as proud as we have ever been to win the Year 6 National Finals. Thank you to the competition organisers and umpires for making the day so special. It is a day that myself and the pupils at William Austin will remember for the rest of our lives” Kelly Hutchins, Head of PE
Rounders England are part of the School Games initiative and have a track record of supporting events at level 3. We benefited from involvement in 2012 and hope to build on the success in 2013.
For 2013-14 we cannot contribute to the direct delivery of the School Games initiative. Resources and payment for coaching/umpiring to support the delivery of level 2/3 school games events cannot be funded by Rounders England as this would compromise other investment made by Sport England.
Within many of the funded relationships (ongoing and new) that we will support in 2013-14, there is the inclusion of young people as a priority audience and satellite clubs/young people groups as the activity. Where this is the case; we hope that Rounders inclusion in the School Games is retained and resourced by partner funding, secured locally.
If you would like to discuss this matter and your specific circumstances email firstname.lastname@example.org, with ‘School Games 2013-14’ in the subject with your telephone number and we will contact you.