East Region Goalden Globes 2016
Netball East Celebrate with its Volunteers
The East Regional Assembly and Goalden Globe presentations took place on Saturday 11th June 2016 at the Cambridge Regional College, Cambridgeshire.
The day kicked off with a Mavericks coaching workshop led by Karen Atkinson and Colette Thomson. The workshop was well attended and enjoyed by all.
The workshop was followed by lunch where the nominees, guests and East region members joined for lunch and refreshments where everyone came together to share and celebrate the occasion. Lunch was followed by the East Regional Assembly and Goalden presentations. Guests presenting the awards, included Mike Bedford, John Pitts, and Linda Swain.
Goalden Globe winners are:
• Officiating Award – Maureen Lee - “I feel brilliant, it’s an honour to be recognised. I give up my time to do something that I love. I love what I do.”
• Outstanding Club of the year Award– Rookies NC – “We are absolutely thrilled with this award for Outstanding Netball Club & dedicate the award to all our volunteers that give up valuable time in order to help with everything that is involved from coaching, team management, umpiring, scoring & all the committee duties. It feels really great to know that we have achieved something good enough to be recognised as Outstanding!!!”
• Coach award- Sachel Grant – “I am totally honoured and humbled to receive such an award. I did not expect it at all. Thankfully I love what I do and do what I love”
• Chris Harpham / Young Volunteer Award– Jemma Youens – “I didn’t expect it, I feel so honoured. I will continue to do the work that I do and going forward I am going to be the fundraising officer. Thank you so much”
• Muriel McNally Award– Judith Walton– “I am very grateful to be nominated and It’s a fabulous feeling to win, I feel very honoured. Sometimes y ou do things and you are not recognised and you think why do I do this, but then you get nominated for an award and it’s like, I must be doing things right. I have seen the league go through some low times, but it has been built up to 64 teams. I am extremely grateful.”
• Mary Bulloch Administrator Award– Clair Gale – “I feel gobsmacked and very privileged to have been nominated and even more privileged to have won the award”
• Unsung Hero Award– Tracey Butcher - "I was very pleased to pick up the award on Saturday but it was extra special knowing that one of my parents from club put me forward - thinking I was worth it! I am most grateful for the nomination and for the support and effort club members (including parents) offer to me as a coach at Jetts Netball Club".
• Teacher Award – Donna Cooper – " I didn't think i had a chance to win the award and couldn't believe that i won! When I heard the statement being read I kept saying no that can’t be me."
Recognition was also given to the athletes from the East Regional and Regional Performance Academies, with guest George Fisher (EN U21 squad), congratulating and presenting the awards in this category. Recipients of the awards are:
Regional Academy Braintree:
• Coaches Player - Sewa Adedoja
• Commitment of the year – Phoebe Wickham
• Most Improved Player – Jasmin Bonsu-Hefford
Regional Academy Oaklands:
• Coaches Player - Becky Knights
• Commitment of the year – Fiona Fuller
• Most Improved Player – Ellie Rattu
Regional Performance Academy:
• Coaches Player - Aimee Hatley
• Commitment of the year – Toni Wright-Brown
• Commitment of the year – Ellie Hobbs
• Most Improved Player – Katie Bowen