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About Us

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

Coach Spotlight!

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.

The Story of our Name
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