The Weston Jets were formed in 2017 by local baseball enthusiast Kev Robson following a meeting with the South West Baseball League’s Development Officer Neale Raleigh. After an initial online recruitment drive the Jets held their first training session in the gym of Weston-super-Mare Football Club.
The new members of the club set out the club constitution on 20th October 2017. Neale Raleigh served as the Clubs first temporary Chairman and Coach while Kev Robson was elected Treasurer and Ade Rogers Club Secretary. The name ‘Weston Jets Baseball Club’ was decided upon as were the club colours of red, black and white.
The Jets played their first ever game against a team from Bristol Baseball Club on 8th April 2018 at Somerdale Pavilion in Bristol followed by a friendly against the Taunton Muskets on 22nd April.
Hutton Moor Playing Fields were secured as the home ground of the new club and renamed Robson Field in honour of the Club’s founder, who had also taken over as the Club’s first elected Chairman.
The Jets were elected to join the South West Baseball League by a unanimous vote of all the League’s clubs and played their first season in 2018 as part of the Northern Division alongside Bristol Bats and Taunton Muskets. The Jets first ever win was a 33-20 win away at Newton Brewers and they finished the season with a 2-10 record.
The Jets are currently playing their second season in the North Division of the SWBL. If you have any questions or wish to know more about Baseball in Weston-super-Mare and the South West or wish to join or support the Jets please contact any of the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org