This week we’ve been focusing on our inspiring 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 for our sport and we’re continuing with hearing about these incredible nominees.
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 Outstanding Netball Club Award – read below to hear all the fabulous work these volunteers do for our sport:
Outstanding Netball Club
Riverside Netball Club
The club celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. It is renowned for ensuring all club members have opportunities to achieve their potential on and off the court. They are proud to be National finalists at under 14 level and the senior team have succeeded in gaining entry to Premier League 3. The Committee drives forward the club management and encourages members to undertake additional roles to aid the growth of the club.
Ladyhawks Netball Club
Since 2009 Ladyhawks has grown to include 5 Adult and 10 Junior teams. It has a successful volunteer programme and now boasts 12 Coaches & 9 Umpires. They have strong links to local schools and have secured over £12,000 of funding since formation.
Cardinals Netball Club
This club caters for participants at all levels and has enjoyed particular success in accommodating children on their waiting list by offering satellite sessions. The Junior club now boasts 200 members. They mentor their young volunteers well and encourage them to undertake UKCC courses as soon as they are able.
Rookies Netball Club
This outstanding netball club was created in 1995 as a school netball team. The club now has five adult teams, an U18, U16, two U14 and a High 5 team and achieved their Silver CAPS this year. The only youth outlet for netball in the deprived and rural community; training is affordable and in a central location to enable all to attend, they also run multiple taster sessions advertised in local schools for juniors that would like to join the club in the next season. The senior teams have dominated the first division of the local League for over 15 years.
Bramcote Netball Club
Starting in 2008, they are an original Back to Netball Club, currently with 4 Senior Squads and a successful Junior Section launched 3 years ago. They have strong links to the wider community and are acknowledged as one of the top Netball Clubs in Nottinghamshire.
Reckitt Benckiser Netball Club
Reckitt Benckiser has given a sense of belonging and purpose to many different sectors of the community, the clubs prides itself on catering for diverse standards of players. The Clubs vision is to Develop the Future of Netball, supporting their volunteer workforce, coaches, officials to raise standards.
Hucclecote Netball Club
Hucclecote is known as a high achieving club, with numerous individual and team successes. However, key to their success over recent years has been ‘Hucclecote Giving Back’ and the time generously given by their volunteers. They even have links with Inter Gulf Championships in Dubai and clubs in the Gulf.
Wallingford Netball Club
Established 10 years ago the club now boasts 140 Juniors and 40 Seniors. They invest heavily in developing their Coaches and Umpires and seeing a gap in their provision offered Netball to players in Year 3 & 4 which has significantly grown the club.
Libra Lea Netball Club
In five years this club has grown from ten players to ten teams but still maintains the ethos of enjoyment for all and self-development. They have a newly formed Junior Section and close links to local community and provide a very supportive environment in which to volunteer your time.
Congratulations to all of these volunteers for their respective nominations – inspiring stories!
We have THREE more categories and their nominees to share with you!
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 fantastic volunteers as we can and we’d love to hear from you too.