Regional ONE Awards celebrate over 600 members of the Netball Family

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The refreshed Vitality Goalden Globe Awards, now called the ONE Awards, shine a light on the achievements of individuals on and beyond the court in the nine regions across the country.

In March, the refreshed nomination categories were launched to celebrate the individuals that make a positive impact on the lives of participants through netball.

Regional boards and counties, supported by their local teams of England Netball staff, have dedicated significant energy and effort to ensure these events have come back with bang having not been able to take place since 2019.

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We’re incredibly proud and grateful to report that thanks to your nominations, we’ve seen a 143% increase on the previous annual submissions over the past 15 years! This has enabled over 1000 members of the Netball Family to celebrate together in person at the nine celebrations.

The regional winners for each of the 10 categories are detailed below and will now go through to the National Judging Panel, chaired by EN President Joan Mills MBE. Plans are currently being finalised for the national celebration which will see one of the regional winners be awarded the national title in each of the 10 categories in the autumn.

Joan Mills, EN President has attended many of the Regional Events and shared: “It has been such an honour to be invited to the Regional ONE Awards, meeting and recognising the tremendous efforts of volunteers across the country. Without these volunteers there would not be the great reach of offers for players to enjoy, so it has been great to celebrate together and show how much their dedication and efforts are appreciated.”

Phil Owen, Vice-Chair of the North West Regional Management Board and project lead for the NW ONE Awards shared:

“Having organised these celebrations for the past 4 years the One Awards are going from strength to strength! They are a fantastic opportunity to reward and recognise the enormous achievements of individuals who go above and beyond for our netball family. This year we joined forces with Manchester Thunder, and dovetailed the One Awards with their season ending awards….and what a season it has been with Thunder bringing home their fourth title in an unbeaten season. Over 250 people partied well into the night, celebrating all that is great about the Region.”

A big thank you to all the regional and county volunteers who supported with the organisation and delivery of these events alongside their Regional Coordinators and local staff.

Nominations will open in March each year so if you know volunteers, coaches, officials or organisations that have changed your life positively in netball, keep your eyes peeled so you can put them forward to be recognised.

We would like to wish a huge congratulations to all those nominated and good luck to the winners in each region ahead of the national ONE Awards.

The regional winners in each category are as follows:

Coach of the Year – Children and Young People

Danielle Lewis-Collins South
Sian Thomas East
Liberty Hartley South West
Lorna Duley London and South East
Amie Blake West Midlands
Victoria Atkinson North East
Tom Nokes North West
Joanne Richardson Yorkshire
Claire Bowen East Midlands

Coach of the Year – Adults

Phyll Karkoski East
Janet Cole South West
Alison Marrs London and South East
Anna Robertson West Midlands
Deborah Wallis North East
Leanne Leigh North West
Beccy Lewis Yorkshire
Stacey Howell East Midlands

Sheelagh Redpath Community Official of the Year

Emma Walker South
Susan Wilkinson East
Sarah Lewis South West
Sara Palmer London and South East
Hannah Reed West Midlands
Iain Richardson North East
Jessica Taylor North West
Emilia Graham Yorkshire
Donna Beckett East Midlands

Mary Bulloch Community Volunteer of the Year (role outside of coaching and officiating)

Samantha Hardy / Sonia Holford South
Dawn Bullimore East
Felicity Grammer South West
Sally Essex London and South East
Carla Lloyd West Midlands
Grace Towler North East
Jackie Finn North West
Beverley Hanson Yorkshire
Melissa Croxall East Midlands

Muriel McNally Community Volunteer of the Year (any role including coaching and officiating)

Jenny Robinson South
Jessica Thomas East
Louise Hastie South West
Maggie Finch London and South East
Judith Frost West Midlands
Ashley Pearson North East
Karen Inchley North West
Kate Kennady Yorkshire
Celine Li East Midlands

Unsung Hero of the Year (in a Club or League)

Ann Selby South
Mary Hull East
Tracy Watt South West
Steve Wilks London and South East
Janet Hillier West Midlands
Beverly Linighan North East
Kate Scott North West
Jean Davison Yorkshire
Claire Bowen East Midlands

Young Volunteer of the Year

Emma Hall South
Charlotte Coldicott East
Amy Tomlin South West
Ziana Butt London and South East
Ellie Walsh West Midlands
Millie Mason North East
Madi Baxter North West
Amy Heath Yorkshire
Katie Millington East Midlands

Teacher of the Year

Jayne Dunn South
Lindsay Keable East
Rebecca Manley South West
Lavinia Long London and South East
Samantha Evans West Midlands
Michael Gilmore North East
Sarah Wilson Yorkshire
Katie Ewing East Midlands

Inclusion Award

Trevor George South
Lyndsey Barrett East
Kathryn Pearn South West
London Pulse Netball Club London and South East
Sports Key West Midlands
Claire Iles North East
Uma Ramanathan North West
Nadera Amini Yorkshire

Club of the Year

Eagles Netball Club South
Swan Netball Club East
Titans Netball Club South West
NBNC Flames London and South East
Stafford Walking Netball Club West Midlands
Stanley Storm North East
Wyre Netball Club North West
Wickersley NC Yorkshire
Ashby Junior Netball Club East Midlands

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