The Brighton Baseball Club was first established in 1965 as the Brighton Jets. Over the years it has played successfully under a number of banners including the Brighton Buccaneers and Hove Tuesday. Our adult teams have competed at every level, from Single A through to the top National Baseball League (NBL).
In 2016, Brighton Baseball was very proud to launch a brand new youth league for boys and girls aged 6-14. The youth teams have had considerable success, including multiple national trophy wins. Many of our young players have represented their country, playing for GB Baseball in international tournaments. Brighton Baseball youth players have been selected for the national team to compete in the most recent U12, U15, and U18 European tournaments.
Our vision is to make baseball available in Brighton and Hove and the south of England for everyone: the 6-year-old encountering this sport for the very first time, the athletic teenager or adult who enjoys playing regular competitive games against other clubs, the ambitious player looking to represent his country in international baseball competitions, and even the baseball enthusiast aged 50+ who just wants to keep playing ball!
We seek to provide a platform for players to:
learn the fundamentals of baseball — hitting, throwing, and catching
participate regularly in competitive practices and games
enhance personal, mental, and physical skills in and around the game
progress in competitive baseball from Little League through to the most advanced adult league in the country, with opportunities for children, teenagers, university students, and adults of any age.
Baseball provides a fun and exciting opportunity to build fitness, hand-to-eye coordination, and athletic ability, and we are committed to supporting each and every one of our players in their development. But just as important for us is the development of personal, teamwork, and leadership skills that our players will be able to use throughout their lives. Whether in practice, during games, or at a national tournament, we set a high standard of sportsmanship for our players, and encourage them to serve as role models in terms of their personal integrity, respect and care for others, sense of responsibility, and self-control both on and off the diamond.
© 2021 by Brighton Baseball Club. Top left photo by Emma Harris.