A Brief History Lesson

Northstars v Hurricanes The Belfast Northstars were formed ten years ago when a group of friends, who previously played for another Belfast based Baseball team, decided that they wanted to form their own team.

The first Northstars team was coached by Gerry Long, from Los Angeles.With a core of players, who are still involved with the club today, the coach and his team started out on the road to establishing the Northstars as a team and Baseball as a sport in Belfast.

There were plenty of ups and downs along the way. With a lot of enthusiasm and effort, the team became established in the Baseball Ireland league, growing as club along the way. The club had grown and was producing players of high quality. Terry Rosbotham became the clubs first full international player, and was selected for the Irish National team in 2000.

The team continued to grow, and in 2003 with player numbers at an all time high, the Northstars helped to set up the Belfast Wolves.

Northstars and Wolves Originally the Wolves were to be a seperate team, but with the league changing it's structure, the Wolves became the Northstars development team.

The Northstars and Wolves were going from strength to strength, and it was down to this development that two more players, Conor Keenan and David McCullagh, were selected to play in the National team squad.

The future seems bright for Baseball in Belfast, with the building of a proper diamond on the horizon, the club and the sport can only go forward.

The Northstars are always on the look out for new players. If you want to become part of Belfast Northstars history then contact our coach at:

coach@belfastbaseball.co.uk