Vote for your 2018 Vitality Goalden Globe winners!

Vote for your 2018 Vitality Goalden Globe winners!

Volunteers from across the country will all come together for an evening of glitz and glamour at the 2018 Vitality Goalden Globes on Saturday 15th September at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham to recognise the outstanding contributions they make to our sport.

The Vitality Goalden Globe Awards is a collective celebration, beginning at a regional level with various events held between May and July, and culminating in a prestigious national awards evening.

The 2018 Vitality Goalden Globe Awards will again include an online vote, where you can find out more about the fabulous achievements of all of our nominees and choose who you feel should win each category.

The online vote is limited to one vote per category and for each award the online vote will make up 60% of the total scoring. The remaining 40% will be determined by the Vitality Goalden Globe Awards National Panel who review all nominations across all categories.

Tickets for this prestigious event always sell fast so we advise you to book at the earliest opportunity to avoid missing out.

Tickets are £50 each or £450 for a table of 10 and are available here. All nominees will receive a direct communication and invite to the event.

Select from the categories to read up on all of the nominees and make your vote. Please note that voting is limited to one per person for each category and voting closes at 5pm on Friday 31st August.

The nominees from the South region include:

Grassroots Coach Award

Fran Richards

Fran has been involved in netball for almost 30 years in various roles from Back to Netball coach up to Regional Academy levels. Fran has helped re-invigorate the love for the game for a large number of women in Hampshire guiding ladies from Back to Netball sessions either into clubs or to create their own clubs. Fran has also been involved as a performance coach supporting the Hampshire academies, Surrey Storm and Weston Park Blades. With an incredible 22 years of service, Fran is also a key member of the Andover and District Netball League. Everywhere you turn in netball in Hampshire, Fran is normally there with a smile on her face!


Grassroots Official Award

Barb Bradshaw

Barb is passionate about officiating and regularly encourages others to take up the whistle and join “Team White”. Barb actively mentors a number of umpires in the local leagues and sits on the Oxford Umpiring Development committee and is a key cog as part of the mentoring scheme. This tireless work has resulted in numerous young officials gaining their Into Officiating award and 8 new C Award umpires in the past year. She is committed to self-development, attending courses where possible and actively engages with umpires in the county to discuss issues, encourage learning and show her support.


Mary Bulloch Administrator Award

Angie Osborne

Wearing many hats within the netball community in Hampshire, Angie Osborne is instrumental in making netball happen. A taste of some of Angie’s roles include Secretary for Meon Netball Club, Team Manager for Jellies Netball Club and Umpire Mentor and Co-ordinator for Portsmouth Netball Association. Some of the key highlights of achievements from Angie has been to set up new junior Jellies Netball Club sessions attracting pre-schoolers and beyond to netball, organising netball tours and tournaments, as well as Back to Netball, Netball Now and Walking Netball, all resulting in literally thousands of people playing netball! Without Angie a lot of netball simply wouldn’t happen.


Muriel McNally Award

Kim Schepens

Kim Schepens has been involved in Sussex Netball and Netball South in supporting umpires for over 10 years. By providing support to tutors, mentors, assessors and umpires Kim has also achieved the amazing milestone of supporting her 100th umpire to gain their C Award this year! Kim also has the unenviable task of allocating umpires for the three Open divisions as well as Under 19 division of the Regional leagues. The time and effort Kim puts in has resulted in an improved quality of netball for players and umpires across Sussex and the Region.


Outstanding Netball Club Award

5Ways Netball Club

5Ways Netball Club were set up in 2014 to give girls in the local area of Brighton the opportunity to experience netball. In three short years they have undertaken a huge project having sourced funding to develop 16 coaches and 8 umpires. On top of this they have worked hard to secure kit sponsors, set up Camps and Festivals, Back to Netball sessions and find time to fit in a Beach Netball Festival! This has resulted in almost 300 members in that short time, 6 squad age groups and links with local schools, as well as success on court! The club instils the values of teamwork, perseverance, and respect which has been rewarded through the “Spirit of the Tournament” Award at the England Netball Disney Tournament.


Young Volunteer Award

Cecily Basil

As an excellent role model to other girls, Cecily Basil has made a huge difference to junior netball in Oxfordshire. Cecily supports her Junior Club and others in the local area by umpiring at the league after passing her C Award in just one season. Cecily supports the coaches at Abbey Netball Club at their Under 12s section every Sunday. Other young umpires have taken up the whistle as a result of Cecily’s encouragement. While studying for her A Levels, Cecily still trains and plays weekly, supports new umpires, coaches at her club and a number of teams in the Local league by umpiring their matches.


Unsung Hero Award

Margaret Mann

Margaret Mann has been involved in netball in North Hampshire for almost 30 years since her children played. Margaret’s strength and determination to support Tongham Netball Club is outstanding, she has held almost every voluntary position in the club and is currently the Club Chair. She is at every junior session and match, having set them up 6 years ago. Supporting coaches, umpires and young leaders, Margaret has been instrumental in the growth of the club. Margaret is the driving force of the club and their level head.


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