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