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.


Over the next decade we will grow and develop the Nations much loved game into a thriving, modern, inclusive sport that can be enjoyed by everyone.

We’ve established a set of behaviours and values that guide us as an organisation and a sporting community. These will underpin everything we do, not only in delivering our strategy, but also to develop  and showcase our personality and culture as a sport.

Rounders: Reconnected acknowledges the great work that has taken place and is the start of a new journey. One where players voices count, where we work closely with stakeholders and partners, where inclusivity is baked in and values matter and where the park is your playing field, where having fun is a rule and competition is celebrated and where Rounders is at the beating heart of communities.

This has been created by our staff, our board and our community.

Read the full strategy.

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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