Online voting for the 2019 Vitality Goalden Globes is now open!
The Vitality Goalden Globe Awards is a collective celebration, beginning at a regional level and culminating in a prestigious national awards evening.
Find out more about the fantastic nominees for the Grassroots Coach Award and have your say on who should win the category…
Anne Goodman – East
Anne has volunteered for over 25 years, encouraging young people and adults to enjoy netball and remain part of the Netball Family. The bond she builds is clear to see – many players return to the club with their own children. Her ability to communicate with young people regardless of age is testament to her skills. Anne is keen to pass on her knowledge and experience.
Margaret Warren – East Midlands
Margaret has been instrumental in planning and preparing taster sessions for school years 5, 6 and 7 to prepare them for County Academy Programme screening. She has encouraged many people to join the Netball Family, especially through setting up the Burton and District Junior Netball Group. Margaret is a role model and respected by all.
Wendy Modeste – London & South East
Wendy encourages members to take responsibility for their own progress, think about how they can reach their potential and develop their confidence and skills to make positive decisions on and off the court. Her excellent coaching has led to four Eclipse NC teams winning their divisions. Wendy inspires the coaches, team managers, umpires and parents who all work together.
Gail Smith – North East
Gail selflessly gives her time developing the bodies and minds of the Consett NC children, teaching them to be the best they can and encouraging them to live healthy lives. She has worked hard to raise the club’s profile, increasing participation. She is passionate about inclusive opportunities – Consett is the only North East club to receive England Netball’s Core Inclusive Club Award.
Rosie Harris – North West
Rosie has set up the Junior Coach programme at Wilmslow Lightning NC. Six players have become Level 1 coaches and two have passed their Level 2. There are 10 junior coaches and more being inspired to join through Rosie’s hard work. Rosie has developed a coach mentor scheme to support the junior and Level 1 coaches. She is passionate about netball and volunteering.
Michelle Cross – South
Michelle coaches at Ravens Netball Club who have engaged 1,318 participants with a whopping 784 new to netball in April 2018 alone. She dedicates her time to club sessions, volunteering at events, Back to Netball sessions and festivals. She is instrumental in engaging people back into sport and supporting those looking to try something new.
Alyssa Hadley – South West
Without Alyssa, Bodmin Netball Club would not have a junior section. She supports and coaches the U12 to U16s, delivering weekly sessions. In 2018 Alyssa has facilitated the growth of the junior section from 16 to 62 players! Alyssa’s supportive coaching style is loved by all the junior members who grow and flourish with her support.
Donna Glover – Yorkshire
Donna is a key member of Dronfield Netball Club, where she commits hours every week. Her sessions are varied, fun and engaging so players are always learning. Donna has created a culture that means anyone is welcome – if the session doesn’t suit them, she finds or creates an offer. She has set up a social netball session for adults after spotting a gap in the club’s provision.
Hayley Myles – West Midlands
Hayley has been the driving force behind Sutton Town Netball Club. She started a team in 2007 and entered into the 12th division of the Birmingham Netball League. They now have a regional league, six senior teams and eight junior teams with around 200 members. She has also supported 12 U16 players onto the Performance Pathway. Hayley actively encourages and supports all new members.
The online vote is limited to one vote per category with voting set to close at 5pm on Friday 21st June.
The winner in each category will be determined by combining your votes with the Vitality Goalden Globe Awards National Panel’s assessment – they review all nominations across all categories.
Pictured: 2018 winner Debbie Wright