Service awards

Eighteen of New Zealand’s most dedicated contributors to the game of Netball have been honoured at the 2023 Netball New Zealand AGM, receiving a Netball New Zealand Service Award. 

It’s a prestigious award which recognises an individual who has made a significant contribution to the game of Netball that has enhanced the game at local level, regionally, nationally and/or internationally.

2023 NNZ Service Award Recipients

  • Kate Agnew
  • Julie Bennett
  • Barbara Bialy
  • Mary-Rose Cullen
  • Leana de Bruin
  • Gareth Fowler
  • Debbie Fuller
  • Laura Langman
  • Leah Lazarus
  • Kirsten Lloyd
  • Murray Lockwood
  • Maree McMillan
  • Nicki Paterson
  • Kristie Simpson
  • Dame Noeline Taurua
  • Joyce Walsh
  • Adine Wilson
  • Lyn Wilson

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 and/or Centre. The Board of NNZ can also nominate someone in recognition of their service at a national and/or international level.

All nominations were carefully considered and awarded based on the level at which the contribution was made, the length of time and the quality of the contribution.

Congratulations to all recipients.

Service Award History

See the links below for complete history of NNZ and World Netball Service Award recipients:

NNZ Service Awardees World Netball Service Awardees