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Online voting for the 2019 Vitality Goalden Globes is now open!
Volunteers from across the country will all come together for an afternoon on Sunday 14th July at St George’s Hall in Liverpool to recognise the outstanding contributions they make to our sport.
Our South West winners need your vote. All the links are below, we’d love for you to show your support for our regional winners:
Grassroots Coach Award: Alyssa Hadley
Alyssa dedication and knowledge of coaching has allowed her to become an integral part of Bodmin Netball Club, supporting and coaching all of the juniors providing coached session every week. Alyssa gives her time unconditionally to the club which has given so many opportunities to young girls.
Sheelagh Redpath Grassroots Officials Award: Hazel Nicholls
Hazel gives so much time to umpiring and mentoring with club and county and her feedback is always useful. Her ability to motivate and to inspire individuals has seen more girls picking up a whistle and her husband to become her own personal scorer. Her commitment to her development has continued with her passing her B Award Written in December.
Mary Bulloch Administrator Award: Lin Oldham
Lin volunteers her time regularly updating the South West official’s database which allows umpires the opportunity to develop themselves. Lin supports the regional leagues by ensuring umpiring commitments are sent out, supporting private schools, the armed forces, universities and the super league franchises. The support and admin that she provides the region is highly valued even when she is all the way in Spain.
Muriel McNally Award: Jacqui Berry
As the founder of Bournemouth Netball Club, Jacqui has administrated the entire club, across the junior and senior sections. She can be found mentoring and supporting players doing their Duke of Edinburgh, coaching and umpiring qualifications. Jackie has adapted the already busy training sessions to include as many girls as possible so they can keep playing and develop love for the sport.
Teacher Award: Hayley McCalister
Hayley is a fantastic role model and an inspirational coach that gives up so much of her time to help and motivate a huge number of pupils play and enjoy netball. She is a superb netball coach and her teams are always well drilled and tactically astute. She has had a positive influence on girls and boys wanting to join in with the extra-curricular activities and ensuring that her own school students have the opportunities to take part in netball, fixtures, tournaments, and leadership opportunities.
Outstanding Netball Club: Bodmin Netball Club
Bodmin Netball club are a flourishing netball family who aspire for our members to enjoy netball and provide them with lots of opportunities. We are highly active on social media promoting our club and raising the profile of netball. The community work sees the club support Bodmin Lions and Bodmin Rotary with community projects and host mixed netball tournaments to support other local charities. The dedicated team of volunteers generously give their time and energy into making the club so great.
Unsung Hero Award: Christine Laker
Christine has been responsible for the growth of the Plymouth Junior League from 11 teams to 49 in recent years. Her administration and organisation have helped the League to run smoothly and provide opportunities for the young players in our City to access competitive netball on a regular basis. Christine consistently attends all and every junior events including tournaments, festivals and fixtures and gains little recognition for all the time she gives.
Young Volunteer Award: Issy Farrel
Issy’s confidence for a young volunteer is outstanding, she had the confidence and presence of mind to step onto the regional management board comprising of older adults and has made a great contribution by ensuring the voice of young girls in the region is heard. Her connections and ability to organise an event saw the first Positive Mental Wellbeing workshop for 75 14 to 16 year olds which has been highly praised by all who attended.
The closing date to make your vote is the 21st June!
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