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Friday, March 24, 2017

AFBS successfully conducts two umpiring clinics in Europe with EU funding

The Francophone Baseball and Softball Association (AFBS) organized two umpiring clinis in Sofia, Bulgaria and Vilnius, Lithuania, as part of an umpiring training project which was granted funding by the European Union through the Erasmus + programme.

Umpiring clinics in Bulgaria and Lithuania

25 Bulgarians participated to the first clinic in Sofia last February; and 3 Romanians, 5 Czechs and 12 Lithuanians participated to the second clinic from March 17th to 19th in Vilnius under the guidance of French instructors Aina Rajohnson and Fabien Carrette-Legrand. Both clinics were dedicated to first level - beginner as those countries needs help to grow their number of umpires to strenghten the development of the game.

Other clinics are planned, especially an Instructor training on November 17th – 19th in France. To be eligible umpires must be from an AFBS member federation as well as from a country which is part of the European Union. Please contact for more information.

About AFBS

Founded in May 2014 in Hammamet during the inaugural World Baseball Softball Confederation congress, AFBS aims at developing baseball and softball in La Francophonie. As of 2017 AFBS gathers 18 National Federations of baseball and softball from Europe and Africa.

For more information visit AFBS website

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