Thursday, July 4, 2013
HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY NETBALL ASSOCIATIONAWARDS EVENING – JUNE 2013
on the 4th June 2013 Hertfordshire held its annual general meeting at the university of Hertfordshire.
Ann Yeomans - Winner of the Daphne Payne Award (Officials)
Nominated by Christine Beasley
The Ann has been involved in netball for more than 30 years. She is a qualified B award umpire (although no longer active), and has been a C and B award umpire tester and an umpire tutor. For the past 15 years, she has taken on the role of assessment/test organiser. She arranges and coordinates all C award assessments and tests in the county and has embraced the new netball testing procedures graciously. She spends many hours every week carrying out this task and is super efficient at it. Although she no longer lives in the county, she continues to carry out her role to the same high standard. She is truly a dedicated netball volunteer for officiating and therefore makes a very worthy nominee for the Daphne Payne Award for Officials. Well done Ann!!!!
Herts League -Winners of the Rose Harris (Umpire League)
This is awarded to the league who qualify the most umpires
Joy Porter - Winner of the Jenny Evans (Coaching)
Nominated by Sam Meade
Joy coaches 3 teams in the Hatfield Netball club. Of the three teams she coaches, 2 teams are in the county league and one in regional – a first for Hatfield Netball Club. Her motto is to make each player ''the best that they can be'' and shows her enthusiam for the sport through her concern for each players’ indidual development. She has a strong belief in the abilities of all her players and is able to get individual''s to believe in themselves. This attitude has inspired players to become better at the sport. Her passion for netball is evident in the research she carries out and the concepts and skills that she adapts from other sports and includes in her training sessions. She has taught players how to get their ''inner calm'' on the court to help them maintain focus. She also has a great sense of humour and this helps endear her to her players. She is not just demanding things from her players from the sidelines but is actively involved with the training and the progress of individuals.She has also helped to suport the structure within the university and has been instrumental in developing the active universities project for the county, which ensures that all the girls who trial for the university get the oportunity to train and compete.She loves the game of netball and continually strives to coach players to enable them to be the best they can be. She is selfless, dedicated and driven to promote the game, the players and the coaches she works alongside - whatever level they may be. Her time is given freely. When her players and those whom she supports need her help and advice she is always there. She recognises that it takes a team of people in a club to create success and has, and continues to organise and educate many other volunteers to strengthen and raise the profile of Hatfield Netball Club and create successful links with the local community and other clubs. She is quite simply dedicated on every level to the game of netball.She has been put forward for the East Region Goalden Globe Award. Well done to Joy Porter
Ellie Newman - Winner of the Maureen Ball Youth Award
Nominated by Sam Meade
Ellie is a very keen and talented young volunteer. She is also a very talented Netballer recently being selected for the U17’s National squad. She has also been instrumental in helping her school squad and club squad in winning the county and regional rounds to represent Hertfordshire and the East region in both National Schools and Club competition.Whilst juggling her high level of commitments with club, regional, Mavericks NTL and now England, she enjoys so much giving back to the sport and helping out others to have a joyful and meaningful experience. She spends time at her local club coaching and umpiring within the High 5 set up, she started to offer her time back in 2009 and continues to do so to this day. She has grown in confidence and now supports with coaching/officiating for new 7 aside player. Not only does she help with in her club she sets aside time to assist the younger schools squads at Broxbourne school. She enjoys officiating as much as coaching and has provided assistance for her club at tournaments up and down the county. She is also an advocate for inclusive sport and has assisted with the Easter and Summer Netball sessions for disabled athletes at Millfield and Forres school since 2011. After seeing the impact she had with these players, Sam offered her the opportunity to volunteer more long term on the counties Disability netball programme this year, (2012/13) which she jumped at the chance. She assists the lead coach every Monday at these sessions and conducts herself with great humility, in an effortless manner. Annually since 2009 she has supported her clubs efforts to run holiday camps. She plans and coaches the Year 3 at Summer and Easter camps and continues to do so.She is a remarkable role model for younger players albeit she is young herself. They look up to her and hang onto her every word as she takes them through her planned sessions. Her mature attitude means that she is able to put across and demonstrate what is required with an ability that far surpasses her age. She is committed, reliable and has high expectations of all her players and herself. All in all I find that She portrays knowledge that is far beyond her years. Her ambition is to teach and I am sure on what she has demonstrated so far – she will be an excellent teacher. She has been put forward for the East Region Goalden Globe Award. Well done Ellie!!!
Ann-Marie Dwyer - Winner of the Netball Teacher Award
Nominated by Carole Titmuss and Anne-Marie Riddle
Ann-Marie is a teacher at St Georges School, Harpenden. She utilises her skills to work with pupils at St Georges, girls who had previously not been able to experience coaching at such a high standard. In doing so, many of her pupils were able to experience netball fully and take part in competition against other schools. As a result, St Georges reached a standard to be able to compete at national schools level. This has been achieved not only within the normal school day but also with many hours of extra coaching, hours which she gave freely demonstrating her wholehearted dedication to the game of netball. Under her encouragement, many of these pupils have joined local netball clubs and many have developed their netball further to the level of being selected for Hertfordshire county satellite and academy. This is testament to her wonderful efforts. Well done Ann-Marie!!!
Christine Beasley - Winner of the Dorothy Broad Administrator Award
Nominated by Janice Cook and Brian Worrell
Christine Beasley is one of the few Hertfordshire administrators that have worked to a consistently high standard at county level over a number of years. Her expertise as Hertfordshire County Treasurer since 2001 has ensured that effective financial planning has underpinned the ability of the county to make a huge impact on the development of players, officials, coaches and administrators. She has been responsible for affiliations, budgets for the Satellite and County Academies, Officials Technical Group funds, and, in the day, the finances of the County Squads. The county is on a sound financial platform due to her efforts, and is able to implement projects successfully. A prime example of her excellent administration skills is the Mentoring System for officials in the county where, in her role as lead mentor and mentor co-ordinator for C and B Umpires, a continuous stream of umpires are put forward for assessment in the county and East Region. Prior to this, she was the Treasurer of the Herts County League from 1980 to 1991, and Chair from 1991 to 2001. She is a highly efficient administrator as well as a respected umpire, mentor and assessor. As a player, she is a role model that players aspire to reach. She has an engaging nature and nothing is too much trouble if you need advice or help. There is no doubt that Hertfordshire County Netball would be worse off without her dedication and hard work on behalf of the sport.She has been put forward for the East Region Goalden Globe Award
Kardale Senior & St Albans Junior - Winner of the NextGen Club Award
Nominated by Janice Cook and Sam Meade
Kardale Senior and St Albans Junior Netball Club is a large and successful club in St Albans. The club started as a single team in the late 60’s by Daphne Payne, fast forward 46 year and the club hosts four senior squads and huge Junior section ranging from school year 3 – 9. The club has been providing junior provision for over 15 years. All teams represent the club in various leagues and competition, including The Herts County League right through to local and friendly leagues. Since 2008 Kardale have gone from strength to strength, obtaining their Bronze CAPS award. The club are also keen to engage with women in the local community, offering back to netball session at the club and an open training night with club members. They have also extended their juniors section to intake year 3’sand year 4’s. Kardale ensures there is something for everyone. They have an array of Officials and Coaches who provide sessions and support fixture/training for all ages and abilities. The club is also passionate about supporting the development of coaches and officials, including encouraging their younger members to try their hand at umpiring with in their training sessions and supporting club coaches with the younger members in their training. Ladies and young girls who show an interest or talent in either of these areas are offered financial and practical support to further their development as an official or coach. In 2011 The club extended their CAPS award and received silver accreditation, as if that wasn’t hard enough – they managed to do this while there was no NDO in post. In recent years, the club has set up a foundation in memory of Daphne Payne, who was the founder of Kardale and St Albans Junior Netball Club. For over 40 years, she set up and ran both a senior and junior club providing netball opportunities for all ages and abilities in the area. The foundation raises funds for the netball community in St Albans & District to provide small grants for grass roots netball including schools, local clubs and those returning to netball. The club and its committee have been strong supporters and instrumental in setting up a junior summer league for the local area. With a strong dedicated committee of volunteers, parents, coaches and officials –the Netball club is going from strength to strength. Kardale is a true community club inviting a whole host of ladies and young girls with mixed abilities, experience and ages, but above all they all share the enjoyment of the game of Netball. Well done Kardale!!!
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