Bristol baseball commences indoor training on Sunday 11th March at the same venue as last year, the Clifton College gymnasium. Players of all abilities are welcome for the indoor sessions which will include hitting, fielding and pitching drills in preparation for the regular season.
The Badgers will be attempting to defend their AAA South title this year, while the Bats team will be arranging matches with independent teams from Torbay and Plymouth. On-line sign up for indoor training can be found on our home web page www.bristolbaseball.co.uk
Badgers and GB Jr squads 3 July 2011
The Badgers helped raise £1,200 for the GB Junior squad by hosting a doubleheader
before the national team departs to Florida for an international tournament. Various fund raising activities took place on the day, including a raffle and refreshment sales which combined together raised over £300. A great deal of thanks goes to local businesses for contributing raffle vouchers and prizes, and also to the fans who attended the matches on Sunday 3rd July.
Badgers home opener 15 May 2011
The Badgers had our home opener on the Failand grounds on Sunday 15 May. Several days of hard work by some club members made our diamond one of the most unique in Britain, complete with foul poles down the lines, and our logo behind home plate. The home opener was well supported, and we hope to see you there again soon!
Bristol Badgers Team Manager
Bristol Badgers Team Contact
The Badgers open their season on Sunday 15th April. We were featured in a pre-season article in the Bristol Evening Post, see this link:
The Bristol Badgers turned out to give their support to the Pitbulls campaign to keep the Bristol ice rink open. The rink has been open for 45 years but the owners have announced they will close it in October 2012. It is the only ice rink within a 40 mile radius and has been home to many ice hockey and figure skaters over the years, including gold medal winner Robin Cousins. The Badgers and other organisations in the city have rallied in support of maintaining the ice rink to encourage active participation in sports of all kinds.
“The Hoff” had been appearing in the pantomime Peter Pan at the Bristol Hippodrome, starring as Captain Hook (beware all you starting pitchers!) and some members of he Badgers, winners of the regular season AAA South division last summer, were able to talk baseball and other sports with him.