New Forest Thunder Knights

A British Baseball team based in the New Forest and playing out of Southampton.

Operating as usual

14/02/2024

Did someone say 60 days until Opening Day?? 💚⚾️

30/01/2024

The people’s Steve ⚾️⚡️

New Forest Baseball are proud to announce our newest player - First Baseman, #99 Steve Steele ⚾️💙

Photos from New Forest Thunder Knights's post 28/01/2024

On Sundays, we ball ⚾️⚡️

25/01/2024

Did someone say 80 days until we play baseball?? ⚾️⚡️🕺

12/01/2024

Welcome home #5.

New Forest Baseball are thrilled to announce that Shannon Hall, a super utility player with experience at all levels of GB baseball has agreed to play for the New Forest Thunder in the 2024 season. ⚾️🎉

Putting up 8 runs and 16 strikeouts at with the NBL’s BC Vetra in 2022, Shannon took a season out in 2023, instead coaching the New Forest Thunder Knights. ⚡️⚔️

09/01/2024

We’re currently looking to build a new baseball field in the New Forest! ⚾️🏟️

New Forest Baseball are seeking sponsors to help us drive the sport of baseball on the south coast, and are likeminded on community engagement and support. 💚⚾️

Interested in helping us with a sponsorship? Get in touch today via DM or e-mail us: [email protected]

08/01/2024

New Forest Baseball are happy to announce an exclusive videography partnership with S Willson Media today ahead of the 2024 season.

This agreement cements New Forest Baseball’s partnership with the Ringwood-based freelance media company, with S Willson Media working to produce content documenting the rise of both the New Forest Thunder and New Forest Knights throughout the year.

Specialising in curated videography and social media content creation, S Willson Media works with businesses to see their marketing and sales strategies align with engaging and highly curated social media content.

06/01/2024

We’re out collecting last year’s christmas trees for Diverse Abilities treecycling event today

The treecycling event is a fundraiser in support of children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities in Dorset 🙌🎄

31/12/2023

Happy new year from New Forest Baseball!

Through so many achievements this year, we held our first official training, played our first games, attended the BBF’s inaugural Summer Cup, had a TON of moments for the team and the players alike, handed an undefeated their first loss of the season, and made the playoffs! 🙌

Thank you to all of our players, families, supporters, and the , and to our sponsors for being a massive part of an incredible 2023!

We’ve already announced a second team for next season, and have loads more announcements inbound ahead of opening day in April. ⚡️⚔️

Let’s get it started already ⚾️

25/12/2023

Merry Christmas from all of us at New Forest Baseball! 🎄⚾️

23/12/2023

NOW RECRUITING FOR 2024 ⚔️🟢🔵⚡️

Looking to take up a new sport? New Years Resolution listing already?? Fancy a bit of a change on your Sundays??? 🤘⚾️

New Forest Baseball are now looking for new recruits across both of our teams for 2024 🙌

All experience levels welcome!

DM us or e-mail [email protected] for more details ⚾️

21/12/2023

As we reach the end of a phenomenal year, thank you to all of our 2023 sponsors! Your contributions made a huge impact on our successes as a club 💚⚾️

If you or your business are interested in sponsoring New Forest Baseball in 2024 - please DM or e-mail us ([email protected]) 🙌⚔️⚡️

12/12/2023

NOW RECRUITING PLAYERS FOR 2024:

As New Forest Baseball moves to two teams in 2024, we’re looking for any and all interested new players.

We’re open to all genders, experiences, and adults of any age!

Drop us a DM or e-mail us at [email protected] for more info!

Photos from New Forest Thunder Knights's post 06/12/2023

HUGE thanks to our friends at Ellingham Cricket Club for letting us use their fields for training this year! 🙌⚾️🏏

Couldn’t have done it without you (or the horses…)! ⚡️⚔️

29/11/2023

Want to support a community sports team? Interested in real marketing and PR opportunities with one of the fastest rising teams in British baseball? Excited at the thought of throwing out the first pitch at a baseball game?!

New Forest Baseball are on the hunt for 2024 sponsors to support our training and season. If you’re interested, drop us an e-mail: newforestbaseball [at] outlook.com

We can’t wait to hear from you!

Photos from New Forest Thunder Knights's post 19/11/2023

For Movember this year, Rob and James have been growing out the taches, with Sam, Rozi, and Shaun all taking part in distance challenges 👨🏻

Movember is a charity campaign held every November in support of men’s mental health, prostate and testicular cancer research, and su***de awareness 💚

If you can donate to our fundraiser, please head to https://uk.movember.com/team/2453866 ⚾️

Photos from New Forest Thunder Knights's post 18/11/2023

⚾️ 2023 Thunder Knights Manager ✅

💨22 Stolen Bases ✅

🕺🏻2023 Strictly Lymington Champion ✅

Congrats on a hard won victory off the field, Waz 🎉⚡️

Thanks to our sponsor New Forest Academy of Dance for hosting such a great event! 💚

17/11/2023

If you want to see this years strictly Lymington there is still a chance!!

Although sold out for the evening performance there a just a few tickets left for the afternoon performance!!

Call the centre from 9.30am to make them yours!!

See you there!!

The Lymington Centre - The Community Centre Life On An Even Keel New Forest Thunder Knights

16/11/2023

⚾️⏰ ANNOUNCEMENT TIME ⏰⚾️

Thunder Knights Launch Second Team for 2024

After a successful first season in the South West and Wales Baseball League (SWWBL), the New Forest Thunder Knights are entering a second league team for the 2024 season.

With the team’s name being a combination of two initial ideas, the ‘Thunder’ and ‘Knights’ will be separated into two teams, both competing at the Single A level of British Baseball.

Capitalising on the success of Team GB on the diamond, British Baseball continues to grow in popularity and the New Forest based team have seen a good amount of interest from local people since the club was founded in 2022.

In order to meet that interest, and give everyone a chance to play competitively, members of the Thunder Knights voted to establish a new team at the club’s annual AGM. Sam Williams was voted in as the Manager of the new team, who will play as the New Forest Knights, with Warren Doyle continuing as Manager of the New Forest Thunder.

Given the launch of the new team, the Thunder Knights will be recruiting players ahead of the new season.

New Forest Knights Manager, Sam Williams, said: “We’re really happy with how quickly the club has been able to grow in the space of a year. This new team will allow us to stick to our ethos of developing baseball in an environment that is inclusive and fun for people, whilst also fielding competitive teams.”

The Thunder Knights finished second in the SWWBL’s Severn Division at the end of the 2023 season, falling in the playoffs to eventual National British Baseball Single A champions, the Cardiff Merlins. As well as that, the Hampshire club also entered a team at the inaugural BBF Summer Cup and arranged development games for new players to gain experience.

Work is ongoing to grow the club, with the long term aim to be the establishment of a baseball facility with complete diamond in the local area. As part of this, the club will also launch an appeal for sponsorship in the coming weeks.

Given the club’s emphasis on local community the team will train in the heart of the New Forest, at Brockenhurst College, from the start of 2024.

Anyone interested in giving baseball a go, or playing for the team next year should contact the club via email at [email protected] or via any of the social media accounts

15/11/2023

Midday tomorrow. ⏰

We can’t wait to show you what we’ve been working on 👀⚾️

14/11/2023

Just two days until our MEGA club announcement 👀👀

Thursday. Midday. ⏰

13/11/2023

Big news coming this Thursday at midday 👀

12/11/2023

First training session of the offseason? ✅

Looking forward to many more of these over the coming weeks & months! ⚡️🗡️

08/11/2023

⚾️ Exactly a year ago, we submitted our application to the British Baseball Federation (BBF) and South West & Wales Baseball League with our intention to form the New Forest’s only baseball team. ⚾️

365 days on, we wanted to share just a few of our team’s amazing success stories:

⚡️ Features on local (and national) news across TV, radio, and web
⚡️ Created two incredible jersey designs for the team
⚡️ First Thunder Knight wedding
⚡️ Took part in the BBF Summer Cup
⚡️ Secured sponsorship agreements
⚡️ Made the SWWBL Playoffs in our debut season

Above all else, every one of our players brings a unique flair to the game we love, making us into one of the most fun-loving and rounded teams in British Baseball.

We’ve got MAJOR announcements coming soon (watch this space…), but until then – THANK YOU to our families for putting up with us being away every weekend, our leaguemates for welcoming us with open arms, our amazing crew of volunteers, umpires, and scorers, and to everyone who’s followed the progress of our little passion project over the last year. 🥳

🗡️⚡️ UP THE THUNDER KNIGHTS ⚡️🗡️

13/10/2023

Can’t wait to see what Thunder Knights manager Warren has up his sleeve at Strictly Lymington on the 18th of November! 🤫

Pre-book your tickets to this great (and Thunder Knights sponsor organised) event to avoid disappointment on the night!

We can’t wait New Forest Academy of Dance! 🕺

12/10/2023

👀 Who’s looking forward to seeing our Team Manager win New Forest Academy of Dance’s version of Strictly?!

1st Strictly Lymington rehearsal with Warren from !!

Watch this space for more strictly rehearsals teasers!

Keeeeeeep Dancing!!!

11/10/2023

Offseason blues already kicking in 🥺 Roll on 2024 ⚡️⚾️

01/10/2023

Thunder Knights hero Saul Williams gave his all at the South West & Wales Baseball League Youth Tournament today - Saul played across three games, and had an absolute blast ⚡️⚾️

Photos from New Forest Thunder Knights's post 25/09/2023

Well done to Dan Churchill and Andy Swann who competed in the over 45 tournament yesterday.

Dan went 2-3 with 2 RBI and a stolen base. He also recorded 8 outs at first base.

Andy went 1-4 with a walk and a stolen base. Playing across the infield he recorded 3 outs.



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Videos (show all)

⚾️⏰ ANNOUNCEMENT TIME ⏰⚾️Thunder Knights Launch Second Team for 2024After a successful first season in the South West an...
Away days.#britishbaseball #southukbaseball#baseballinengland#beingthethunder
Hathaway Heroics in Split with BearsRozi Hathaway was the player of the day as her excellent defense helped the New Fore...
Hathaway Heroics in Split with BearsRozi Hathaway was the player of the day as her excellent defense helped the New Fore...
Our very own @wdoyle1878 casually chatting to Helen Skeleton about us as a team and more importantly about Baseball in t...
🎥 We were joined by Owen Noon from Winchester News Online last week!🔥 Our very own Shaun & James smashed the interviews ...
Check this out!@bbcsouthnews covered us last week at our indoor training.#nfbc#southcoastukbaseball #britishbaseball
📺 Check out BBC South Today’s piece on our new team 👇#BritishBaseball South West & Wales Baseball League
🌩️🛡️#nfbc#southcoastukbaseball#ukbaseball
A huge thank you to @bbcradiosolent for having us on to talk about the club tonight! @sam_____williams was great, talkin...

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