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Monday 26th February 2018, not only saw an incredibly close clash between local South West Superleague rivals, Team Bath and Severn Stars, but fittingly it also saw former Netball South West President, Gilly Salter, presented with her England Netball Honary Life Member award.

Gilly has made a huge impact on netball in both the South West and Nationally, not only representing England as a player, but also having been head coach at Hucclecote NC since 1988 and a regional scout since 1999. Gilly continues to support the growth of netball and has more recently been at the forefront of Walking Netball delivery in Gloucestershire, supporting ladies to rediscover their love for our sport after years away from the court.

It was amongst some of these Walking Netballers and a number of the netball family from Gloucestershire that Gilly was presented her award by Anita Navin in the VIP area of the Superleague event on Monday evening. Alongside this, Gilly was also asked to present the Player of the Match Award following the ‘edge of your seat’ match which saw visitors, Team Bath, win by just 1 goal (48-47)

Netball South West are incredibly proud of all that Gilly has achieved and continues to achieve for the local and wider world of netball.

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