Throughout this week we’ve been focusing on our fantastic volunteers – in particular the Goalden Globe Awards nominees for 2016!
The winners from each category will be named this coming Saturday 17th September at a ceremony full of glitz and glamour in Droitwich Spa.
This Netball Volunteer Month we want to hear from all of you and find out just how much amazing work you do – and what better way than to start with showcasing the work these fantastic nominees do?
The 2016 categories include:
• Grassroots Coach Award
• Grassroots Officials Award
• Young Volunteer Award
• Outstanding Netball Club Award
• Inclusive Award
• Netball Teachers Award
• Unsung Hero Award
• Mary Bulloch Administrator Award
• Muriel McNally Award
• Rose Award
It’s now the turn of the Mary Bulloch Administrator Award – read below to hear all the fabulous work these volunteers do for our sport:
Mary Bulloch Administrator Award
Sue is a valued member of the East Midlands & EN volunteer network, see is 100% committed to developing and sustaining netball whether it be through, Chairing the East Midlands, typing minutes, attending RCF meetings, mentoring umpires or writing match reports. As well as all her EN and Regional commitments she also supports her County and Local Leagues. Sue is an Umpire, mentor, assessor & tutor and led the RMB restructure in 2013, she is a great advocate of sharing information and best practise.
Clair administers the Junior League in Thurrock almost single-handedly going over and above expectations, she leads by example in all that she does and is a great ambassador for Netball. An umpire, coach, team secretary, committee member and officiating assessor, and in her spare time she organises a tournament each year in memory of Marlene Morton Holmes.
27 years ago Carole set up the Clarke Lister League, renamed in her son’s memory. It runs for 46 weeks, has 2 divisions and 14 teams. Carole runs everything from fixtures, umpire schedules, affiliations, results & presentation evenings to the tuck shop and Raffle which raise money for Clarke’s charity.
Linda loves a challenge and is always driving the Netball South West Board forward. Linda always offers to lead or support anything she feels passionate about and her excellent organisational skills, attention to detail, and contacts across the country ensure that everything she’s involved with is a huge success.
Lorraine coordinates umpires, manages 3 teams, organises tournaments, is a founding committee member for Ladyhawks Netball Club and has just played a vital role in launching a new junior league. She always wants to improve and develop, as a player, coach, umpire, and administrator.
Nicki’s contribution to her netball club is endless and now goes far beyond the club and the role she holds. She coaches, is chair of both Senior and Junior sections, is Vice Chair of the Oxfordshire Junior League which she also represents on the Regional Board. Without Nicki’s commitment these organisations would not run as smoothly as they do, she gives vast amounts of time to Netball.
Mike is the life and soul of South Staffordshire Netball, his commitment, loyalty and devotion to the many roles he undertakes really demonstrates his love of netball. He organises tournaments, presentation evenings, leagues, is a coach, has set up new clubs & is also a County Chair. He has undertaken and in many cases still does most roles in netball administration.
Matilda has helped AP Saints Netball Club to thrive with her organisational skills. She communicates via email to North London parents/guardians answering approximately 40 emails a day. She has given the club a welcoming presence and enabled them to achieve Bronze CAPS Award. The club is so professional and organised because of Matilda’s work behind the scenes. Thus enabling the coaches to do what they do best and help girls reach their full potential.
Jane Moulson & Mariana Pexton
Jane and Mariana have worked tirelessly to ensure Yorkshire Jets had a strongly run team off court. They are great leaders who undertook the roles of Franchise Chair and Director in a voluntary capacity. The time, energy and dedication they brought to the roles is way beyond that normally expected of a volunteer.
Congratulations to all of these inspiring volunteers for their nominations – where would our sport be without volunteers such as yourselves?!
Keep a look-out in the build up to this glittering national awards evening as we share with you the categories and their nominees.
We want to hear from you! This Netball Volunteer Month we want YOUR volunteer profiles – take a look at the NEW Volunteer Profiles section of the website and let us know your answers to the profile questions.
We’re gathering stories from as many of you fabulous volunteers as we can and we’d love to hear from you too.
Email us your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will share your stories far and wide!