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Welcome to the 'Diffodil, on the 11th outing of the funnest, most relaxed, and widely-acknowledged most-enjoyable tournament in the softball calendar.  

2023 is year of change for the 'Diffodil tournie; after nearly a decade at our city centre grounds, this year we are trialling a move to an all-new venue in the east of Cardiff, with onsite camping, three(!) bars, on site food and changing facilities. 

We will continue to hold the tournament as a C and D grade entry. We firmly believe softball is a sport that is grassroots at it's foundation, and lament the skill-creep of so many other tournaments. We intend to provide the tournament experience for new teams, developing teams, experimental teams - a space where all are welcome. 

From the successful, if somewhat shaky, inaugural tournament, attracting teams from Oxford, Plymouth, Southampton, Manchester and Bristol to play with the best in Cardiff, the 'Diffodil has grown to be recognised as fun, friendly, and fanatical about good softball, in a brand new all-encompassing venue, creating a cauldron of good feeling, awesome plays and that perfect softball bubble we all enjoy. 

Join us for the 2023 tournament.


The 'Diffodil is proudly presented by the 

Cardiff Red Sox

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