Unfortunately due to the current situation our Regional Awards ceremony was postponed on Friday 1st May 2020, where we should have been welcoming volunteers and members of the Netball Family, from across the Region, at Woodlands Castle, Taunton, Somerset, to celebrate their achievements and receive recognition for the outstanding contributions they make enriching lives through netball.
However this year, we were able to host the first virtual South West Goalden Globes with 93 netball volunteers joining us for the celebration. It was full of laughter, emotion and cheers which was lovely to see on the screen. We were joined by Team Bath, Severn Stars, England Netball CEO, Fran Connolly, double olympic champion Helen Glover and Naturlist Steve Backshall, who provided videos for the evening.
You can read more about the winners here in our #wedNEWSday round up of the event: https://netballsouthwest.co.uk/news/wednewsday-first-virtual-goalden-globes-round-up/
The Goalden Globe Netball Volunteer Awards is a regional event which is includes nominees from across the the eight categories that England Netball release. There is a special South West Award, The Heather Crouch Award, that is presented to one of the winners from the categories. From our event, the winner from each category are invited to go to the National event and represent the South West, in a chance of winning a national award. This years Vitality Goalden Globe Netball Volunteer Awards was also held virtually, on the England Netball Youtube Channel on the 10th December. Netball South West are delighted that 4 volunteers received accolades on the night, Louise Burgan (Teacher Award) Jean Davies & Karen Jones (Honorary Life Member) & Lindsay Impett (Special Recognition).
Keep your eyes peeled for more information about next years awards.