VotM Hall of Fame

The Volunteer of the Moment (VotM) programme is used to instantly recognise and reward volunteers of any age, in any role or environment who have made a significant contribution to the development of netball.

Volunteers are the backbone of netball and VotM is a way of saying a huge thank you to all of our fantastic netball volunteers – We really couldn’t do it without you!

A VotM reward can be given to a volunteer who has really gone above and beyond and been a netball star. This could be for work on a single occasion (e.g. at a training session or event) or ongoing commitment to a role they’ve carried out over a period of time.

England Netball staff, regional board and county committee members can select volunteers to receive the award. Winners are rewarded with an ‘I Make the Game’ T-shirt and lanyard as a small appreciation for the work they do in making netball happen.

Check out all of our fantastic South West Volunteer of the Moment winners below!

Frankie Nutt - August 2017

Frankie has recently taken on the Performance Lead role on the Avon County Committee (in addition to her Coaching Lead role) and has done a phenomenal job in organising and delivering this year’s academy trials. Over 300 girls trialled this year and Frankie ensured the trials ran with impeccable professionalism and efficiency. Players, parents, teachers and clubs were all been kept informed of the process and outcome to ensure players are supported moving forwards. Her hard work hasn’t stopped since trials; she has been busy ensuring all 10 coaching vacancies at 4 different academies have been filled, securing new facilities for 2 of the academies, preparing for an introduction evening, auditing kit for sessions, liaising with Superleague franchises and has also found time to organise CPD for academy coaches working within the performance pathway this year. Her passion for talented athletes is infectious!

Becci Calver - August 2017

Becci is the Bookings Secretary for the Avon County Netball Association. Becci does an outstanding job getting all the venues booked on the necessary dates for all Avon CNA related activities. This season this includes booking courts for 11 senior divisions, 11 junior divisions, umpiring courses, 4 performance academies and supporting with one off events such as Back to Netball festivals – all of which are ready to go for September! Having recently lost a central venue, Becci now has to maintain excellent relationships with over 10 different venues in the County and is quick to act if there are any issues, date clashes, cancelled matches or alterations required. She is incredibly efficient (a spreadsheet queen!) and ensures all necessary committee members are kept up to date with all things relating to these venues. Her efficiency has relieved a lot of pressure from other committee members and volunteers.