Date of Birth: 16 September 1986
Position: Wing Defence, Goal Defence, Goal Keeper
Coached by: Jess Thirlby, Denise Ellis
Occupation: Teacher, Kingswood School
Representational honours: New Zealand U21
Bessie joined the 2015 squad with a wealth of ANZ experience playing alongside the likes of Silver Ferns Captain Casey Kopua. Known for her ability to read the game and versatility in defence, the Kiwi, Bath’s first “import”, added an extra special dimension. Bessie also developed her coaching skills whilst here, taking on a role at Kingswood School in Bath.