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10:47 23 January 2014

Essex Redbacks are preparing for the new baseball and softball seasons

Essex Redbacks are preparing for the new baseball and softball seasons

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Indoor training to start soon

Essex Redbacks Baseball & Softball has confirmed indoor training for players aged 4-16 will start at James Hornsby School, Laindon on Sunday February 9 (2-4pm).

The five sessions this winter will take the players through to April, when outdoor training and competitive baseball resume for the youngsters.

And following a successful 2013 campaign, under-14 manager Richard Crabb is hopeful the players can go one better and deliver a national title.

He said: “I’ve been delighted by the determination and enthusiasm of the young players, the coaches and, as ever, our dedicated parents who have helped us go from strength to strength over the past four seasons.

“We laid the foundations for the 2014 season during November and December with some practices, but we’ll ramp up the efforts as we look to finally deliver some silverware.”

For more information about junior training, contact Under-14 manager Richard Crabb at: richard.crabb@yahoo.co.uk

The announcement followed another hugely successful adult training session at Chelmer Valley High School, with 23 adults, including two new players, getting their preparations in place last Friday.

Sessions continue for adults, aged 16 and over, for the next six weeks. Players of any experience or ability are welcome as the coaching staff have already helped turn some new players from complete novices into promising talents in the space of just a few sessions this winter.

Redbacks second team coach Neil Hall said: “It is going to be a really exciting season this year. We’ve got some new players coming in with fresh ideas and a new approach to the game, added to the talented team from last year and the youth players who are graduating into adult baseball.

“I expect to see some fireworks and dramatic contests throughout the summer.”

For more information about adult training, contact Secretary Sean Briscomb at: sean@essexredbacks.com or 07877 580474

Away from the diamonds, the Redbacks will also be hosting a quiz night at the Forest Glade Club House on February 8 (7pm).

The quiz night will raise funds for the club’s new backstop developments, which promise to improve the quality of facilities and baseball and softball experience of members and players to cement the future of the sports in Essex.

Fundraising officer Sam Rounce said: “We’re looking forward to our first ever quiz night as it’s an excellent opportunity to raise money for the club and have great fun doing it. “We’ve received generous prize donations from Comet Sports Limited and The Baseball Shop, and at £3 entry I reckon this is the best value entertainment you can get in Essex on a Saturday night!”

For more details on the quiz and how you can enter a team, contact Sam Rounce at: sam.rounce@btinternet.com

If you’re interested in getting involved with Redbacks as a player or through volunteering, officiating or sponsorship opportunities, contact sean@essexredbacks.com or visit www.essexredbacks.com. You can follow @essexredbacks on Twitter.

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