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Postseason 2011

South London's own Croydon Pirates Kick Off 2012

12/17/2011, 8:45am GMT
By BaseballSoftballUK

The Croydon Pirates Baseball Club is preparing for the upcoming season and is holding indoor training sessions beginning on 8 January 2012.

Croydon has two competitive teams: one in the National Baseball League and another in the British AA South. The NBL team is looking to build back up to championship form and the AA team has its sights set on a strong year as well. Croydon is proud to be South London's only baseball club and has lined up a great year of league games and tournaments.  

During the winter months, Croydon will be holding weekly practices at the famous Crystal Palace National Sports Centre. The centre is at the heart of many great British sporting traditions and is a fitting venue for Croydon to kick off its fourth decade of British baseball.
In pre-season, the NBL and AA teams will be training together. They welcome players of all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned veterans.

There will be hitting, fielding and throwing drills conducted on the centre’s astroturf playing area. Practicing on the turf all winter should give Croydon an added edge on Opening Day!

Sessions will be run weekly on Sundays, from 10am until noon. Each session will cost £6 for adults (£4 for juniors), but new players will get their first training session for free.

Below is a complete list of the training dates:

Training Dates

Date Time Venue Teams
08-Jan-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
15-Jan-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
22-Jan-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
05-Feb-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
12-Feb-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
19-Feb-12 No Training - - - - - -
26-Feb-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
04-Mar-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
11-Mar-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA
18-Mar-12 10am - 12pm Crystal Palace NBL & AA

Training Venue

Crystal Palace National Sports Centre is located just a short walk from Crystal Palace Overground Station. The address of the facility is:

Crystal Palace
Ledrington Road
SE19 2BB
For more information about Croydon Pirates, please visit their website: 

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