The Bass Rocketeers Netball Club is a community club with inclusion at it's heart. We want everyone to be given the opportunity to play netball and experience what it's like to be part of this incredible sport! We have 3 strands of training to encompass all: Competitive, Recreational and Juniors.
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Our Volunteers are possibly the most important part of the club and continue to be the backbone of ours. We are always looking for more volunteers so please don't be shy, you don't need to have any experience of netball.
Our Committee 2022/2023
Chair - Sally Hetherington
Vice Chair - Karen Wightman
Treasurer - Bridgit Hill-Jowett
Secretary - Annabel Stirling
Child Protection Officer - Sonia Bruce
Junior Membership Secretary - Lorna Dale
Social Media - Izzy Heard
Player Representatives - Elaine Bannerman, Lisa Dale
Our Coaches 2023/2024
1st Team - Sally Hetherington (Player/Coach)
2nd Team - Norma Maynard
U18 - Frances Youngson
U15 - Mary Ann Cosgrove and Sonia Livesey
U13 - Mary Ann Cosgrove and Sonia Livesey
Juniors P1 - P7 - Frances Youngson
Bounce Back to Netball - Sally Hetherington and Norma Maynard
Walking Netball - Sonia Livesey
Mary Ann Cosgrove is the Founder and former Head Coach of Bass Rocketeers Netball Club. Having played netball from an early age, she quickly progressed to represent Scotland at 3 world championships, and she has earned an impressive 76 caps for Scotland.
Her positions on court were GA and WA. Mary Ann has since coached extensively at all levels, including the Scotland National senior under 21 teams, and she remains one of Netball Scotland’s most respected coaches, education tutors, and mentors.
When Mary Ann is not playing, coaching or teaching netball, she enjoys walking with her dog Brea.
The Story of our Name
We are proud to live in such a beautiful part of Scotland.
North Berwick is a small seaside town on the East Coast approximately 35 minute drive from Edinburgh with good train links. The Bass Rock is one of the most distinctive landmarks in Scotland lying 2 miles off the coast of North Berwick.
In the 1800s a group of volunteers, the Rocketeers, were formed to rescue sailors by operating a rescue rocket apparatus with thin wire attached which they fired over stricken vessels around the Bass Rock. The line was then attached to a thicker rope which was used to pull the crew ashore.
This story inspired us, initially a small group of volunteers, to throw a lifeline to to all those desperate to play netball in East Lothian and to rescue netball from its slumber in the East.
Our team colours are purple to represent the thistle, turquoise for the sea and white for the gannets who flock to the Bass Rock every year making it the biggest colony in the world.