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 Outstanding Club Award and have your say on who should win the category…
Wodson Park Netball Club – East
Wodson Park Netball Club was founded in 2015, initially starting as a weekly Back to Netball group. The club has both junior and senior teams entering leagues, summer leagues and tournaments and are now Silver CAPS accredited – all within three years of the initial idea to set up a club. Over 200 participants have been introduced to netball as a result of Wodson Park Netball Club members’ voluntary involvement, commitment and encouragement.
Grasshoppers Netball Club – East Midlands
Grasshopper NC has given children a passion for netball. It has encouraged them to develop their skills and participate in the county pathway. Grasshopper NC has raised money for a local charity (Rainbows) and successfully gained entry of a second team in the East Midlands Netball Regional League. A participation increase in both seniors (by 11 players) and U18s (by 39 players) has occurred in the last year.
Sabina Netball Club – London & South East
Sabina NC have had a dominant year, currently sitting second in their local league Division 1 and placing second in the Regional League. In September 2017, the club won the play-off to gain a position in Division 1 of the Kent County Premier League. They continued to excel in the 2018 season and won Division 1, meaning they qualified for the regional play-off. Some of their U18s have also been selected for London Pulse, Surrey Storm and England squads.
Phoenix Netball Club – North West
Phoenix Netball Club is outstanding because of the impact it has on its individual club members, local and regional netball. This year’s focus on holistic health has enabled them to embed the five ways to wellbeing into how they run the club. On court Phoenix has achieved two Player of the Season awards for Liverpool League Division 1 and Division 3 and were Division 3 champions and winners of the Jim Harrison Cup. In 2018, the club trained two Level 1 coaches, ten First Aiders and five umpires.
Woodley Netball Club – South
Woodley NC celebrated 50 years in September 2018 and won Community Club of the Year at the Get Berkshire Active Awards. The club organised a High 5 tournament and ran sessions to encourage women to return to playing netball before joining a team within the main club. They have supported the development of new coaches and umpires, as well as supporting 21 young players onto the Performance Pathway.
Bodmin Netball Club – South West
Bodmin Netball Club have set up a Walking Netball group which meets weekly. Over the last twelve months, they have increased the senior section to five squads and the junior section to five squads. The club provides mini nets sessions for 3-8 year olds and the U16 Tigers squad has won the Cornwall Netball U16 league. Bodmin decided to try and enter a team into regional league and have succeeded in qualifying.
Yendys Netball Club – West Midlands
Yendys celebrates its 30th birthday this year and is well known for the development of its young players. In the last 12 months they have achieved successes in the Walsall League; Division 1 runners-up, Division 3 winners and Division 5 runners-up. There were first-place finishes in Dudley League Divisions 2, 7 and 9. Three coaches joined VNSL franchise Wasps and two joined Severn Stars. An impressive 17 junior players have been selected for VNSL franchises.
Dronfield Netball Club – Yorkshire & Humberside
Dronfield Netball Club has had a positive impact over the past 12 months, creating netball opportunities for a wide range of abilities. The club prides itself in homegrown talent and has established an internal Young Leader scheme. Dronfield Netball Club currently has 33 junior players on various stages of the Performance Pathway.
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 5Ways Netball Club