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Players of all ages and abilities welcome.

About Us

Friendly local netball club

The club was formed in 1952 and was one of the first clubs in the Bury St Edmunds area to start offering the opportunity to play netball for local girls.

Although the club was founded in Cockfield village we now train at Thurston Community College on their indoors court.

We offer junior and adult training as well as the opportunity to play in winter and summer league matches.

The club has grown from having just two ladies teams in 1957 to now having a  junior section at Under 11, Under 13s and Under 15s plus Three adult Netball teams.

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3 teams playing at all levels of the West Suffolk Netball League. We cater for all abilities and levels.


Our juniors are split into Under 11s Under 13’s and Under 15’s netball squads playing once a week.

Latest News and Events

Pay and Play Netball

Pay and Play Netball

Welcoming all ladies Pay and Play Netball Every Tuesday from 18th July - 22nd August 2023 Thurston Community College 18:45 - 20:30 £4.00 per person



We are pleased to announce that we have been working with a new supplier for a training kit and it is now available to purchase. If you would like to order our new kit please follow the link below.  https://stc-stores.com/collections/cockfield-netball

BEE Netball

BEE Netball

Cockfield (Thurston Community College, IP31 3PB)Buzzers (5-7 Years): Monday, 5-6pm – starting on 26th September 2022Fliers (7-9 Years): Monday, 5-6pm – starting on 26th September 2022Book now If you’re having difficulties booking, please contact the Suffolk NDO, Donna...

Netball Basics

Goal Keeper

The Goal Keeper is the last line of defence. They guard the goal circle and the defensive third and must stop the Goal Shooter from scoring.


Centres are able to move in the whole court, with the exception of the goal circles. They have to help out in defence and attack. Centres also restart the game each time a goal has been scored.

Wing Attack

The Wing Attack is the key playmaker of the netball court. The Wing Attack can move in the attacking and centre third BUT not in the goal circle or the defensive third.

Goal Shooter

The Goal Shooter’s main job is simply to score goals. They are allowed in the attacking third and the goal circle BUT nowhere else on the court.

Goal Defence

The Goal Defence patrols the defensive third, the goal circle and the centre third. Their main job is to stop the opposition from scoring and to get the ball out of the danger area!

Wing Defence

The Wing Defence can go into the centre and defensive thirds, but NOT in the attacking third or the goal circle. Their main job is to stop the ball reaching the opposition’s goal circle.

Goal Attack

The Goal Attack’s primary role is scoring and setting up goals. They can play in the centre third, the attacking third and the goal circle but NOT the defensive third.

Want To Find Out More?

To find out how to join Cockfield Netball Club or to ask any questions about the club, our policies or about community events please use our contact forms.