Half Century Milestone

WAFT Sports; worldwide market-leading specialist rounders equipment designers and supplier.  Their Founder memberAlan Fergus  has just reached his Half Century as a League Rounders Player  (scroll down)

WAFT Sports, rounders equipment supplier, was created in 1974 by Alan Fergus and Terry Woolhouse MBE. View biographies below.

Since inception, WAFT Sports has been instrumental in recommending, designing and developing rounders equipment to enhance the sport from grass roots to international level.

WAFT Sports enhanced the quality of rounders equipment by designing and developing the aluminium 'Superbat' and the 'Superball', and are the sole suppliers of these products WAFTSport are proud to supply International players

The aluminium 'Superbat' is the original aluminium rounders bat which is used by International and Club players. The WAFT Sports Superbat ‘Makes good players great'.

The team at WAFT Sports have over 100 years of rounders' experience that they would love to share with you, so if you have any queries, please contact us.


PRINCIPALS of WAFTSports

Alan Fergus (M.A. Ed, Adv Dip Ed, cert Ed, IAPS):  

1960s

  • Alan starts playing competitively.

1970s

  • Begins work with the National Rounders Association (now Rounders England).
  • Alan forms WAFT Sports with partner Terry Woolhouse MBE. Alan and Terry formed the company to ensure that there would always be a supply of top quality equipment. WAFT Sports set the standard and still does lead with development of rounders equipment.
  • Alan helped to select and coach the Sheffield team who played their first game against a team from Rhyl in North Wales.  This team developed into the ‘England Select’ team and then became the England Rounders team after Alan was appointed England Under 21 International Manager.

1980s

  • Alan was selected as captain of the first England Men’s team to play against Ireland in Phoenix Park, Dublin during the weekend of the Pope’s visit and to celebrate the Irish millennium. Alan Scores to become the first male to do so representing England.
  • Alan designs the Superball, the first water resistant Rounders Ball

1990s

  • Alan designs the Aluminium Superbat and Superball which is used by International teams across the world; as a player for over 50 years, Alan has the depth of knowledge which enables him to develop the equipment from a player’s perspective

2000s

  • Alan works as Development and Competitions Director within Rounders England.
  • Alan designs rounders post safety cap
  • Alan is currently a National umpire Tester as well as a Coach / Tutor so if you have any questions Alan is more than happy to assist.
  • Alan designs water resistant wooden Rounders Bats
  • Alan designs Rounders equipment bags, now copied by many manufacturers

2010s

  • Alan leaves Rounders England to persue his love of Rounders Coaching and equipment design
  • Alan becomes player Coach to the South Yorkshire Mixed League
  • 2016 Alan enters his 5oth Year as a league Rounders Player. A half Century is reached   Playing in the Sheffield Works League, South Yorkshire Open League, South Yorkshire Mixed League
  • May 19th 2016,Alan plays in his first game of his 50th year as a league player and scores from every ball as Steel Sticks win.

Terry Woolhouse, M.B.E.

1950s

  • Terry becomes Club Leader at Christ Church Youth Club playing rounders in Sheffield Youth Clubs League

1960s

  • Organised Housing Departments Rounders team in the Sheffield Works League
  • Became Secretary of Sheffield Works League
  • Sheffield Works League affiliate with NRA

1970s

  • Terry was elected as NRA's Membership Secretary
  • Christ Church Youth Club entered the first National Tournament in Rhyl
  • Terry selected the 2 England International teams to play Wales at Rhyl, featuring largely players from Sheffield
  • Terry forms a partnership with long time associate Alan Fergus to Create WAFTSports (Rounders Specialists)

1990s

  • Terry is Awarded M.B.E. for his work with Christ Church Youth Club (including the development of Rounders)

2000s

  • Terry becomes Secretary of Sheffield Open Ladies League in which Christ Church Played


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