Muriel McNally Grass Roots Award - Nominees

Throughout this week we’ve been focusing on our incredible nominees for the 2016 Goalden Globe Awards!

The winners from each category will be named this coming Saturday 17th September at a glittering ceremony 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. What better way than to start with showcasing the work these fantastic nominees do?

The 2016 categories include:

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• 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 Muriel McNally Grass Roots Award – read below to hear all the fabulous work these volunteers do for our sport:

Muriel McNally Grass Roots Award

Judith Walton

Judith has organised and set up a number of leagues, coaching sessions and tournaments over the years. She has been an umpire and coach for over 2 thirds of her life and has been responsible for enticing many Women and girls into Netball and improving their skills and confidence.

Claire Battye

Totally committed to developing netball in the Isle of Man Claire has held one of the lead management roles for Route 1 Netball Club since its inception. She is also active on MNA Board, an umpire and umpire assessor and regularly organises coaching sessions outside of her club, while engaging girls to develop their own coaching and umpiring skills.

Helen Grindey

Helen has built Didcot Netball Club from scratch and enabled many ladies & girls to develop skills, improve fitness and participate in competitive sport. She is also the Umpiring Secretary for Oxfordshire Netball League and works tirelessly to campaign for better facilities for her club.

Rebecca McDaid

Claire coaches and umpires in a variety of settings and is founder of the Junior Netball section of the Harbury Netball Club.  Beccy is described as an inspiration to all in her club. She is also Vice-Chair for Coventry and Warwickshire Junior Committee.

Jane Laidlaw

Jane has worked tirelessly for Northumberland Netball for many years where her amazing communication with clubs in her role as Secretary has ensured everyone is kept up to date with all things Netball. She is also the Disciplinary Secretary for North East RMB where her communication, organisation and time management skills have been described as exceptional.

Samantha Miles

Samantha is the heart of Netball within her club. She is responsible for player affiliation and is also Captain, Umpire and Secretary at Ripon Raiders. Known for going the extra mile she helps players improve their confidence and is a great role model.

Gwenda Boniface

For the last 20 years Gwenda has demonstrated serious commitment to Netball shown by the breadth of her involvement at club, league and county levels. Always available to lend a helping hand in any capacity she particularly enjoys coaching young people.

Hollie Wright

Hollie attended her first coaching course at 14, when she became part of the Yeovil Netball Club Junior Coaching Team, she has been coaching at the club ever since. She has undertaken a variety of roles including Treasurer, Marketing Assistant and now Chair.

Congratulations to all of these volunteers for their respective nominations – where would our sport be without these inspiring volunteers?!

Keep a look-out in the build up to this 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 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 alternatively you can fill out THIS survey and we will share your stories far and wide!

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