The National Rounders Association was formed in 1943 and having secured £2.2 million from Sport England in December 2008, rebranded as Rounders England. Rounders England is responsible for all regulatory aspects and for the development, delivery and promotion of the sport in England. The coaching framework supports the development of the sport and identifies pathways from the grassroots in schools through to the elite level of the game.
Rounders is a striking and fielding team game, where points known as ‘Rounders’ are scored by a player hitting a ball and then completing a circuit of the track. From 9 a-side 2 innings games to fun mini versions; variations of the game include indoor Rounders, wheelchair Rounders, and outdoors on grass or artificial surfaces and on the beach.
This non-contact sport is one with few barriers to entry and can be played in single sex or mixed sex teams. Though it is recognised as a wholly British sport, with documents dating it back to 1744, it is played throughout the UK and Ireland, as well as the Isle of Man and Dubai.