Baseball club swings into action

    Tonbridge Baseball Club

    After a triumphant league-winning performance last season, Tonbridge Baseball Club is expanding with plans for a new youth team.

    The side, which was founded by Margaret Borley in the 1980’s, has produced a number of players who have gone on to represent Team GB.

    Margaret later received an MBE, the first baseball coach to be awarded the honour.

    Treasurer David Mote says the club has brought a colourful slice of US sporting action to Kent and has proved so popular that baseball is now on the curriculum at The Hayesbrook School.

    The club is now encouraging a squad of young hopefuls to join the two adult teams who will be competing in British Baseball Federation ‘Single A’ league this season.

    The Tonbridge Bobcats and Wildcats play at Deaconsfield in Tonbridge.

    Mr Mote said: “I used to play baseball a lot as a kid growing up in Canada, where it’s the main summer sport. I didn’t play for many years after moving to the UK but started up again about ten years ago.

    “I’ve loved playing here. It’s really all about having some fun and getting people out having some exercise,” added the Treasurer, who said he has particularly enjoyed being involved with baseball coaching at The Hayesbrook School.

    Beginners are welcome to join in with training sessions held each Wednesday at Deaconsfield from 6pm.

    For more information about the club go to: www.tonbridgebaseball.com