Unsung Hero Award - Nominees

The 2016 Goalden Globe Awards are tomorrow and we’re excited to share with you our penultimate category!

The winners from each category will be named this coming Saturday 17th September at a glittering ceremony in Droitwich Spa – and this week we’ve been showcasing the nominees.

The 2016 categories include:

• Grassroots Coach Award

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• 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 Unsung Hero Award – read below to hear all the fabulous work these volunteers do for our sport:

Unsung Heroes

Hazel McConnell

Hazel is an enthusiastic, committed member of the Corby Netball Club who has engaged and inspired hundreds of players during her years of involvement in Junior Netball. She is a founding member of her club and selfless in her dedication to ensuring each player has a positive experience.

Gill Davies

Gill has been involved in Netball for 45 years. She has been a Club and County Academy Coach, an Umpire, Secretary and Talent Mentor for England Netball. She is described as reliable, passionate and never giving less than 100%.

Lynn-Marie Tomlin

Lynn has made a substantive contribution to Raychem Netball Club as a player, Coach, Squad Manager and Secretary. She supports the Executive and Members with a level of dedication which is described as admirable.

Gaynor Hewings

Since founding Ramsey Netball Club,  Gaynor has played a pivotal role as Coach, Umpire and all-round Mentor. She has served on the Manx Netball Association, chaired her club, fund-raised and assisted in club administration

Julie Kimber

Coaching at National, County, Club and Academy levels Julie brings a wealth of experience to players and coaches alike. A passionate mentor, she is a valuable support to new coaches and has considerable success in developing players from grassroots through to National Standard.

Tracey Butcher

Puts netball and netballers first often before her own needs, offering time, support and enthusiasm to impact players within Jetts Netball Club, league and county and has even volunteered for England Netball at a number of events. Tracey encourages and leads all the volunteers within her club & is also the head coach.

Joy Cummings-Douglas

An inspirational Coach, Mentor and Umpire who has dedicated 32 years to volunteering in Club Netball. Joy is an influence role model with an infectious personality who has raised the profile of Netball in the Community and inspired players of all ages and abilities continually helping them to reach their potential.

Brenda Blanc

Brenda is known across Essex Met as a figurehead of Netball, she coaches, officiates, mentors and volunteers across the sport. She is always willing to help anyone. Brenda is the head coach at OPA Netball Club for both adults and juniors.

Sue Lyons

With a  real passion for netball Sue inspires junior players to reach their true potential through high standards, nurture and support. Sue organises over 70 girls and their parents through numerous e-mails and administrates everything. Abbey Juniors would be lost without her

Congratulations to all of these volunteers for their respective nominations and thank you for all the amazing work you do.

We have ONE more category and their nominees to share with you!

We want to hear from you! This September is Netball Volunteer Month and 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 as we can and we’d love you to email us your answers to volunteering@englandnetball.co.uk alternatively you can fill out THIS survey and we will share your stories far and wide!

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