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 Mary Bulloch Administrator Award and have your say on who should win the category…
With over 200 England Netball affiliated members in Tegate Netball Club, Chris single-handedly affiliates every member – a huge task. Chris also organises an annual junior netball tournament inclusive of 75+ teams, which she has been running for 25 years. It is one of the most popular and successful tournaments in the East region. Chris’ ongoing support and experience is vital to Tegate being able to run for as long and successfully as it has. She is the oracle of all within the club and the wider Harlow netball community.
Jackie Gallagher – East Midlands
Over the last 12 months, Jackie ensured the continuing smooth running of the County Academy structures when the County Head Coach left and gave much needed support to the County Association as they put processes in place to recruit a new Head Coach. She supports coaches at all levels by handling their administrative responsibilities. This allows the coaches to concentrate on the delivery of the County Academy structures. Jackie is a selfless individual and the glue that holds the County Academy together.
Dawn Cox – London & South East
Dawn organises an annual tournament in memory of a committee member who passed away. This provides many opportunities for volunteering and has raised over £28,000 to date for Breast Cancer Now. This involves the paperwork, advertising and sourcing raffle prizes. She also sets up umpire training nights for the league and then runs the line with the trainee umpires. Dawn has taught committee members to use websites and social media, as well as Microsoft Access.
Vicky Shutt – North West
Vicky started Phoenix Netball Club with four other girls in 2010. From the initial group of five who just wanted to play more competitive netball, the club now has over 100 members. She is a full-time teacher, raising two children, and has led the club to its ninth successful year through her passion and dedication to netball and women of all ages in the sport. The club has seen year-on-year growth of members and there is now a waiting list of people who want to join.
Tony Essex – South
Over the past 12 months, Tony has taken on the role of chasing unpaid subs from members and ensuring that all fees are paid promptly and that all members are affiliated. He has also undertaken a “clean-up” of MyNet with regard to inactive members and ensuring that everyone is recorded in the correct category. Tony’s attention to detail is second to none. He is extremely organised and reliable in his role as team manager in ensuring that the rules and requirements of playing in the regional league are followed meticulously.
Lin Oldham – South West
Lin has established a system for recording officials’ development, attainment and personal information. Her attention to detail and the level of support that she provides to the Officiating TSG group are second to none – making sure that all officials have the opportunity to thrive. She does all of this, regardless of the fact that she lives 1,300 miles from the regional office and rarely sees or speaks to her colleagues. Through her work, she has ensured that no officials are lost as they’re regularly updated with opportunities to engage and develop.
Diane Holden – West Midlands
Diane has overseen the very successful transfer of a whole league from one central venue to another, securing six floodlit courts so that the league can furnish both a Saturday league and a midweek league. The success of the Walsall League has continued to grow so now Diane oversees the administration of 60 clubs. She has an excellent ability to make decisions and problem solve. Diane communicates with people on every level, she has the interpersonal skills to listen objectively and help resolve matters.
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 Jackie Milsom