The great and good of the sport flocked to Sheffield City Hall on Saturday evening as the annual Goalden Globe Awards were staged. The theme of Glitz and Glamour was thoroughly taken on board by our guests as the whistles and trainers were replaced with tuxedos and cocktail dresses.
We would like to give a HUGE congratulations to Raychem Netball Club who were awarded with the Outstanding Netball Club Award.
They were given one of the biggest cheers of the evening with England shooter Jo Harten presenting the trophy to an emotional collection of squad members who were overjoyed with their win.
...where the ball literally never goes out of play!
In case you missed it:
England Netball has now merged with the Indoor Netball Association and now fully recognises the indoor form of the game, which has been re-branded as "Nets".
The Indoor Netball Association (INA) is a voluntary organisation that has been promoting grassroots participation as well as managing teams representing England internationally.
Over the last 18 months a close collaboration has formed between the INA and England Netball; this has already seen England Netball recognising Indoor Netball as a form of the game.
Along with England Netball they are now pleased to announce that the two organisations have agreed to merge.
The proposed merger has the full backing of both the INA and EN Boards of Directors and it is hoped that the formal merger will have been completed by 26th September, following which there will be a transition period to ensure that necessary activities are successfully completed.
The Indoor Netball participants and stakeholders will continue to influence the development of the game through an Advisory Group reporting directly to the England Netball’s Board.
Sunday 6th July, The Taunton School was the location for Netball South West’s annual Goalden Globe Awards where the great work from Coaches, Players, Volunteers and Officials throughout the region is celebrated and recognised.
The Old Library within the school made for an impressive location to hold the awards ceremony. Just under 100 people from all across the region were in attendance to enjoy a lovely lunch before the main business of the day got underway.
Gilly Salter, President of Netball South West who has held so many important coaching roles within the game, notably as England U17 and U19 Talent Coach, hosted the event and gave a welcoming speech which highlighted the many achievements Netball South West have made during the past 12 months.