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With an estimated 26,000 volunteers enriching lives through netball, we need your help to make sure they feel special, so please can you give a little bit of your time, to those who give their time, feel special?

There are 8 Goalden Globe categories that will feature at the South West Goalden Globe Netball Volunteer Awards to encompass all the great work our volunteers do. The South West event is taking place at Woodlands Castle, Taunton on the 1st May which is sure to be the celebration event of the year! The awards categories are:

  • The Unsung Hero Award recognises an individual who has contributed to the delivery of club or local league netball for a minimum of five years. Christine Laker was our worthy winner last year for her dedication to the growth of the Plymouth Junior League. Nominate here!
  • Do you know an inspirational individual who has provided an outstanding contribution to netball delivery, in a voluntary role outside coaching and officiating for a minimum of 3 years?
    Lin Oldham was the Mary Bulloch Award winner last year for her volunteering support given to the Officiating Technical Support Group.
    Nominate here!
  • The Teacher Award is for outstanding contribution to netball in the education environment.
    Hayley McCalister was the national winner at last year’s National Awards for her commitment to netball at her school and community. Nominate here!
  • Do you know an individual who has consistently contributed to grassroots netball officiating as a volunteer for a minimum of three years? Hazel Nicholls scooped the 2019 Sheelagh Redpath Grassroots Official Award Trophy for her club mentoring & umpire support. Nominate here!
  • The Grassroots Coach Award goes to an individual who has supported the growth of local netball through the development and positive experiences of players and coaches. Alyssa Hadley was our winners for commitment, support and club ethos to the junior members she coaches.
    Nominate here!
  • Do you know a netball club who has made an outstanding contribution within their community, and particularly made an impact in 2019?
    *Clubs must hold a current CAPS award* Bodmin Netball Club won the award for their work in the community allowing the club to grow and thrive providing more opportunities. Nominate here!
  • The Young Volunteer award recognises an inspirational young volunteer (under 25) who has provided an outstanding contribution to netball and has made an impact so far this season. Last year’s winner was Issy Farrell for her can do attitude in engaging teenagers in positive, mental health & well-being workshops around the region. Nominate here!
  • Do you know someone who has provided an outstanding contribution to netball delivery through administration, coaching or officiating at the grassroots level for a minimum of 10 years? Jacqui Berry was the national winner of the Muriel McNally Award at the 2019 ceremony for her dedication to Bournemouth Netball Club, offering support to coaches and umpires & providing equal opportunity.
    Nominate here!

Does your volunteer come across numerous categories, there are also national award which you can nominate a special individuals for, read about them here – https://www.englandnetball.co.uk/get-involved/volunteers/celebrating-with-volunteers/2020-vitality-goalden-globe-netball-volunteer-awards/

Make sure you get your nominations in by the 1st MARCH 2020!

If you have a good news story that you would like to share please send your story and a picture to Laura Woodruff (southwest@englandnetball.co.uk)