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Netball New Zealand Service Awards recipients announced

Netball New Zealand has recognised 25 individuals from around the country with Service Awards to mark their significant contribution to the game.

The awards were announced at the NNZ Council Meeting in Wellington to honour those who have given to the sport across a number of areas.

Recipients have been deemed to have enhanced the game at local level, regionally, nationally and/or internationally.

Those to be honoured this year include former Silver Ferns captain Sandra Edge, who was inducted into the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame in 2012, NNZ Board Chair John Bongard, NNZ Board Member Allison Ferguson, former national selector Raewyn Henry and a host of dedicated volunteers, administrators and officials from Netball Centres around the country.

To be considered for a NNZ Service Award, all recipients must have received a service award and/or life membership award in their regional entity or centre. The board of NNZ can also nominate someone in recognition of their service at a national and/or international level.

NNZ Service Awards

Sherrill Beale – Gisborne Netball Centre

Geoff Bendall – Netball Waitakere

John Bongard – NNZ

Glennys Burney – Christchurch Netball Centre

Dianne Dickens – Netball Eastern Southland

Judith Downer – Netball North Harbour

Sandra Edge – Netball Wellington Centre

Allison Ferguson – Auckland Netball

Carol Ferguson – Pukekohe Netball Centre

Bridget Gane – Marlborough Netball

Julie Hansen – Gisborne Netball Centre

Ann Hay – Netball Wellington Centre

Raewyn Henry – Netball Northern

Shirley Hocquard – Marlborough Netball

Natalie Kelly – Waikato-BOP Netball

Christena Loomans – Papakura Netball Centre

Lorna Manu – Netball Waitakere

Robyn Mayo – Pukekohe Netball Centre

Karen Naylor – Netball South Canterbury

Ngami Prattley – Netball Eastern Southland

Anne Reid – Netball Eastern Southland

Bubs Reweti – Netball Wellington Centre

Jan Teesdale – Waikato-BOP Netball

Ann Tod – NNZ

Beryl Turketo – Netball Waitakere