Sad News For The Netball Family
It Is With Great Sadness That Turnford Netball Club Report On The Loss Of Their President And Founder Maureen Ball. Maureen Was
A Strong Force Within The Netball World And Indeed Formed Most Of The Local Leagues That run today.
In 1958 Maureen Ball Founded The Oakwood Netball Club. In 1967 Maureen Formed Turnford Netball Club Which Is A Gold Caps Accredited Club With Almost 300 Members In 1970 Maureen Formed The Turnford Summer Netball League. In 1975 Maureen Formed The Turnford Junior Summer League.
In 1979-1982 Maureen Was Appointed Hertfordshire’s U18 County Coach.
In 1980 Maureen Formed The Turnford Winter League. In 1981 Maureen Formed The Broxbourne And District Netball League
In 2000 Maureen Formed The ‘Back To Netball’ Sessions Having Successfully Applied For A Millennium Grant.
By Being Proactive Maureen with the help of her committee, progressed The High 5 Turnford Junior League (For Both Boys And Girls Between The Ages Of 8 To 11) From Just Five Teams To This Year Making 81 Teams – Giving More Young People The Chance To Play Sport.
Turnford have an extremely strong committee that has been headed by Maureen over a number of years. She has instilled in us a great sense of dedication and pride. I truly believe that it why Turnford are such a strong and committed club . It is without doubt Maureen's legacy will live on.
Picture shows Maureen holding her services to sport award.
Report by Carole Titmuss, Turnford NC.