The National Rounders Association was formed by a small group of teachers in 1943, with the primary aim of standardising the rules. By finding out about every area’s differing rules, it made it easier to draw up a standardised version of rounders.

The Association continued in an entirely volunteer capacity to develop standardised rules, competitions, adult clubs, and to support school rounders development. In the mid 1970’s an England adult team was selected, and matches were played against Wales. Read more about the Rounders England journey.

‘Connecting People through Rounders’

  • Jaw dropping performance and participation
  • Powerful allies and partners
  • High visibility and profile
  • Control of our destiny

  • Fun
  • Passionate
  • Accountable
  • Straight talking

Rounders is a cross-generational, cross gender game that embraces all abilities. It’s a game that’s all about sociability, about connecting with people in an age where screens separate generations and are replacing real and meaningful interactions.

A game of Rounders makes great memories, offering an ideal balance between fun and fitness with great opportunities to make friends, get some exercise and have a good laugh away from the pressures of everyday life.

Our new mission ‘Connecting People through Rounders’ is at the heart of all we do. You can read more about our strategy here.

Diversity Action Plan

"Rounders England is committed to building a culture that respects and embraces diversity and inclusion." Ruth Daniels, Chair

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