AfterÂ 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 MargaretÂ Borley in the 1980’s, has produced aÂ number of players who have goneÂ on to represent Team GB.
Margaret later received an MBE,Â the first baseball coach to beÂ awarded the honour.
Treasurer David Mote saysÂ the club has brought aÂ colourful slice of USÂ sporting actionÂ to Kent and hasÂ proved so popularÂ that baseballÂ is now on theÂ curriculumÂ at TheÂ HayesbrookÂ School.
The club isÂ now encouragingÂ a squad of youngÂ hopefuls to join the twoÂ adult teams who will beÂ competing in BritishÂ Baseball FederationÂ ‘Single A’ league this season.
The Tonbridge Bobcats andÂ Wildcats play at Deaconsfield in Tonbridge.
Mr Mote said: “I used toÂ play baseball a lot as a kidÂ 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 Deacons?eld from 6pm.
For more information about the club go to:Â www.tonbridgebaseball.com