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2019 Vitality Goalden Globe Awards voting – Teacher Award

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 Teacher Award and have your say on who should win the category…

Ashleigh Cullum – East

Ashleigh enjoys working with athletes of varying ability and will use opportunities at club, county and school to involve them in netball activities, including playing, umpiring and scoring. She has raised the profile of netball by arranging annual school and club trips to Pontins’ Weekend Netball Tournaments. Ashleigh’s school team achieved third place at East Essex Schools competition and she used her skills to successfully organise several tournaments, including the mid-Essex round of the National Schools Tournament.

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Dawn Wigley – East Midlands

Dawn makes her junior sessions a fun and enjoyable environment, which has led to the rapid growth of the club. With a large age range and ability, Dawn ensures she engages all children. She is a headteacher so time is limited, yet she comes along every week and coaches with enthusiasm and professionalism. Dawn is the lead coach, supporting all other coaches to deliver appropriate training. She started the club up as there were was nothing locally for youngsters to get involved in netball.

Cara McCartney – London & South East

Cara teaches at Coloma and is a talented and enthusiastic teacher, netball player, coach and umpire. She is on the school’s committee and has been for a number of years. Cara has had school teams in the Surrey finals and her teams have also reached the National Schools Regional Rounds and the National Finals. She has taken the current school first team up through the school from when they were small. They made nationals last year as U16s and again this year as seniors.

Jessie Fowler – North West

Jess delivers a comprehensive netball programme within school to allow all girls to compete. She has developed the fixture list, constantly adapting and building it to provide the best opportunities and a higher standard of play. There are also mixed school teams. The U13, U14 and U15 teams at Grange School have achieved a number of successes, including being National Schools finalists in 2018. Jess is continuously developing herself as a coach; this year she has been a development coach at Manchester Thunder U15.

Alice Pearson – South

Around 40 Year 7 students attend lunchtime and after school practices. Alice has encouraged a very positive approach in a year group of around 90 girls and it is good to see those who had not played at primary school playing with confidence. Across the school over the last 12 months there have been 14 teams playing fixtures. This number has significantly increased as a result of the work that Alice and Judy have done together to introduce pupils to netball and ensure that more students maintain their commitment through school.

Hayley McCalister – South West

Hayley established netball leagues for the Poole and East Dorset area which run successfully. In 2018, the year 7 league has had 19 teams entered within an A and B pool – the highest-ever number of entries. Her new school, Parkstone Grammar School, have a record numbers of entries within each league this year. Hayley has developed links with local feeder schools and students are now umpiring the year 3-6 High 5 competitions. She also trains the sixth form students to act as officials, umpires and sports leaders.

Amy Horsfield – Yorkshire & Humberside

Within the college set-up Amy has introduced netball, creating two teams of novices, casual players and club players. She has worked hard to further develop the club links, ensuring individuals could be stretched and challenged by joining clubs or volunteer their coaching expertise in the name of netball and all its attributes, connections and positive influences. With Amy’s drive and guidance, the college have developed two vibrant teams and inspired more females into regularly being active.

Cast your vote now!

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 Laura Townsend

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