England Netball launches Volunteer of the Moment Reward Programme

England Netball is delighted to announce the launch of our Volunteer of the Moment (VotM) programme. This is an instant recognition and reward for volunteers that compliments the established regional and national Goalden Globe process and Pass on Your Passion (PoYP) scheme.

Volunteers are the backbone of netball and as we build up to the Netball World Cup in 2019, England Netball will be increasingly supporting our volunteers and recognising the fantastic work they do. It’s a way of saying a huge thank you to all our netball volunteers across the country. We really couldn’t do it without you!

Volunteer of the Moment is used to recognise and reward volunteers of any age, in any role or environment who have made a significant contribution to the development of netball.

A VotM reward can be given to a volunteer who has really gone above and beyond and been a netball star. This could be for work on a single occasion (e.g. at a training session or event) or ongoing commitment to a role they’ve carried out over a period of time.

England Netball staff, regional board and county committee members can select volunteers to receive the award. Winners will be rewarded with an ‘I Make the Game’ T-shirt and lanyard as a small appreciation for the work they do in making netball happen.

Each month England Netball will upload profiles onto the Volunteer of the Moment pages of the England Netball website of everyone who has been given a reward and the reasons they have been recognised.


First Netball Volunteer to receive the Volunteer of the Moment reward

Congratulations Jo Randall

Jo has been integral to the successful coordination of volunteers at England Netball events including the Test Series against Jamaica, the Quad Series and the Super Ten event in Birmingham. She has travelled all over the country to support the events team, going the extra mile for volunteers to make sure they have the best experiences, all whilst being a volunteer herself.

Volunteers of the Moment – Winners

May 2017

June 2017

Katie Tabner

Katie regularly volunteer’s at festivals and friendlies, sometimes at last minute stopping netball from being cancelled! She continually commits to assistant coaching at Back to Netball sessions and supporting back to netballers in forming their own teams.

Katie passed her L1 coaching with passion and enthusiasm and is committed to her Level 2 with the same attitude! She supports established teams with their first aid needs, living and breathing the Back to Netball ethos and is an awesome example to all Back to Netball volunteers!

Jo West

Jo has inspired the ladies from her Back to Netball group to raise over £2,400 for Cancer Research UK after seeing a ‘Tough Mudder’ advertised online.

She put it on the group Facebok page and 24 members and 2 Walking Netballers decided to join her. After a social media campaign, a Just Giving page created and a mini bus sourced and booked – sponsor pledges were quick to follow. Jo also organised fancy dress netball for Sport Relief and Net10 for life.

Jo lives, breathes and sleeps netball. Not only does she coach and manage five teams developed from Back to Netball, she also coaches juniors and hosts Walking Netball sessions.

Kimberley Churchill

Kimberley has been a fabulous Back to Netball assistant coach at Havant Leisure Centre and numerous Mountbatten Centre sessions over the last two years.

Always encouraging and supporting participants to form teams for festivals and leagues, she has directly impacted on our successful sustainability.

Regularly supporting at festivals umpiring and officiating; Kimberley’s long term dedication and enthusiasm is a great example to all Back to Netball volunteers!

Maureen Clark

This is for Maureen’s work making the London and South East Regional Festival 2017 at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre on the 1st July such a success.

Maureen worked tirelessly to make sure the event ran smoothly. She went above and beyond her role as Regional Chair and was involved in the organization, planning and detail of the day writing more emails and letters than can be remembered!

It was Maureen’s efforts that secured an NPL highlight game between Surrey Storm and Wasps which was enjoyed by the 400 strong audience of spectators.

She always makes sure that other volunteer’s contributions are acknowledged and appreciated and this is to show that her efforts are also noticed and appreciated.

Jo Steventon

Jo is integral to the success of Midrange Netball club, especially in regard to their extremely successful annual charity tournament.

She is committed to ensuring that everything is organised down to the finest details including venues, supporting personnel, bouncy castles, sweet carts, refreshments and more importantly organising team entries and umpiring commitments.

Jo is a founding member of the club and also volunteers as club treasurer. Her volunteering commitments holds no bounds, she also volunteers as the Dudley Netball League Vice Chairperson. Without Jo’s commitment we would not be able to achieve such fantastic results.