The New Forest Thunder Knights are delighted to have secured sponsorship for the upcoming season from the New Forest Academy of Dance and Kings Computer Recycling.

Both organisations have sponsored one of the Knights’ home games and will see their branding displayed across the team’s social media and banners on game day.

With three months of winter training under their belt, the Knights have also received their schedule for the season. A league debut away at Bristol Buccaneers kicks things off on April 16th, road trips to Taunton and Cardiff follow, before the home opener against the Bournemouth Bears on May 14th.

The Knights will host the Cornish Claycutters and the Weston Jets in interdivisional games alongside further divisional matchups with the Bristol Brunels and both Cardiff Merlins’ teams.

Team Manager, Warren Doyle, said:

‘Getting the team set up for our first season has been an incredibly exciting process. I’m really proud of everything we’ve achieved so far and there’s a lot more to come.

‘The support of local partners is vital as we seek to grow both the Thunder Knights and British Baseball in general, so we’re very thankful to the Academy of Dance and Kings for their very generous support.’

New Forest Academy of Dance Owner, Kayleigh Sargeant, said:

‘Our ethos is very similar to that of the Knights, as we’re both looking to help people unleash their full potential. We’re excited to see a new sport in the New Forest, and we believe this partnership will benefit both organisations.’

Kings Computer Recycling Owner, Trevor Herbert, said:

‘I’m delighted that we’re able to support an up and coming local sports team. I know that the Knights are a family club, much like our business here in Christchurch, which is why it made perfect sense to agree to this partnership.’

Ahead of the season, the Thunder Knights will also host a session for players new to the game of baseball. On Saturday April 8th, the club is inviting anyone who wants to give the sport a try to join them at Ellingham Cricket Club to learn the basics and have a throw with some of the current squad. 

A preseason game against Warwickshire Baseball Club is also scheduled for March 26th, alongside a South West and Wales League tournament in Bristol on April 2nd. 

The New Forest Academy of Dance is based in Lymington and offers dance and musical theatre classes to all age groups in a fun and positive environment. The Academy recently held their Lower School Show, highlighting the talent and hard work of a host of students in front of a captivated audience at Brockenhurst Village Hall.

With a host of experience in servicing and repairs, Kings Computer Recycling is regarded as the best recycling option for schools, companies and individuals on the South Coast. Based in Christchurch and run by Trevor Herbert, the company helps local organisations with their IT needs, with no job too big or small.

Further Information: 

  • For full details of the Thunder Knights 2023 schedule and the upcoming open session, please visit our Twitter and Facebook pages
  • For more details about the New Forest Dance Academy please visit: 
  • For more details about Kings Computer Recycling please visit: 


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